The world in one city


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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The countryside is only a short drive from downtown Ottawa.

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Bridges & Underpasses

With so many lakes and rivers, not to mention the Rideau Canal National Historic Site, bridges abound in the National Capital Region.

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ByWard Market

Featuring one of Canada’s oldest and largest public markets, the ByWard Market neighbourhood is Ottawa's most popular tourist and filming destination.

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Small Town

Small town charm in a capital city.

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Commercial Streetscapes

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

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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. It also promotes the region as a preferred industry destination and supports the development and growth of the local industry.

Location Support

Don't know where to start? We help foreign (and local) producers find the locations, crew, and services they need to make their production a success.


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

The OFO Congratulates the 2023 Canadian Screen Awards Nominees

Three of the five nominees for Best TV Movie were filmed and produced in Ottawa, with several other locally-made productions recognized For immediate releaseFebruary 22, 2023 Ottawa – The Ottawa Film Office (OFO), the local not-for-profit organization dedicated to growing Ottawa’s film and television industry, is thrilled to share that several locally-made films and series […]

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OFO at Prime Time

The Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) hosted its annual Prime Time conference Feb. 1-3, 2023. Held each year in Ottawa at the Westin, this was the first in-person Prime Time since 2020, convening 900 screen-based media and policy leaders in the nation’s capital. It was a prime opportunity to meet new industry professionals, reconnect with […]

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Ottawa Film Office Celebrates Record-Breaking Year

For immediate releaseDecember 20, 2022 Ottawa – The Ottawa Film Office (OFO), the local not-for-profit organization dedicated to growing Ottawa’s film and television industry, is delighted to announce today that live-action production generated $57 million in local economic activity in 2022. A 37 per cent increase over 2021’s record year, this money was directly spent […]

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