#FILMOTTAWA

Find the Perfect Shot

The world in one city

Waterscapes

Rivers, lakes, waterfalls, a canal – Ottawa has it all!

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Big City

Ottawa has doubled for Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia – even Los Angeles!

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Unique Spaces

Film-friendly locations you won’t find anywhere else.

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Rural

The countryside is only a short drive from downtown Ottawa.

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THE WORLD IN ONE CITY

Big City

Ottawa has doubled for Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia – even Los Angeles!

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Commercial Streetscapes

Small town, big city or something in between, we have your shopping scenes covered.

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Neighbouring Cities

You don’t need to travel far to find quaint, film-friendly towns.

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Trails & Pathways

With over 600 kilometres of multi-use paths, you’re sure to find what you need.

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Who We Are

The Film Office focuses on the continued development, retention, competitiveness, and enhancement of the city’s film and television industry. In addition, it facilitates and issues various filming permits, promotes the region as a preferred industry destination and supports the development and growth of the local industry.

Location Support

Our office cuts through the red tape for you, coordinating all filming on City of Ottawa lands so you can focus on what matters - telling your story.

Resources

Whether you’re looking for local crew, equipment, hotels or other resources, Ottawa has everything you need to make your project come in on time and on budget.

Business Development

We work with local producers and screen-based companies to help them expand and attract new projects to the National Capital Region.

Industry Promotion

We're working towards making sure that Ottawa's screen-based media industry is no longer one of the city's best kept secrets.

From the Blog

Learn more about Ottawa's film and television industry

Top 5 Places in Ottawa to Shoot a Horror Film

Did you know that horror and thriller films are the most popular genres shot in Ottawa? Perhaps it’s our diverse and cost-effective locations, experienced crew and talent, or attractive regional tax incentives that attract them to the National Capital Region. Or maybe it’s our city’s haunted past that inspires local and foreign filmmakers to use […]

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So, you want to be an Animator?

Since 1939 when the National Film Board was originally headquartered here, Ottawa has maintained a well-earned reputation as one of the world’s leading animation centres. Today, entertainment giants like Disney, Netflix, Amazon Studios and Nickelodeon call on local animation studios to produce their world-class and much beloved content. Graduates from our local colleges go on to become […]

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Ottawa Film Office Announces Initial Proposal To Build Ottawa’s First Soundstage Campus

OTTAWA FILM OFFICE ANNOUNCES INITIAL PROPOSAL TO BUILD OTTAWA’S FIRST  SOUNDSTAGE CAMPUS The project would create over 500 new jobs and invest an additional $40 million in the local economy over the next few years OTTAWA — The Ottawa Film Office is pleased to invite the public to come learn about its proposal to build Ottawa’s […]

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