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

Religious Sites

As a proud multicultural city, Ottawa has every type of religious building to suit your story.

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Rural

The countryside is only a short drive from downtown Ottawa.

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Parliamentary Precinct

Film on Parliament Hill or at one of the historic government buildings nearby.

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Big City

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

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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.

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

So, you want to be a 1st AD?

With so many career options in the film and television industry, it can be overwhelming to figure out where you should apply your skills. Our industry Q&As with local crew provide an introduction to the different career paths available in the industry, helping you find what you’re passionate about and providing advice and tips that’ll […]

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A message from the OFO’s Chair / Un message de la présidente du BCO

(le français suit) Dear Industry Stakeholders and Partners, With mixed emotions, I’d like to share that our Film Commissioner of seven years, Bruce Harvey, will be moving on to accept a new position in production in Vancouver as of January 15, where he can be closer to his children and soon-to-be-born grandchild. As Chair of […]

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5 Horror Movie Filming Locations in Ottawa

Halloween is only a few days away, so naturally broadcasters and streamers have already started promoting their Christmas programming. If you think it’s too early for hot cocoa, snow, and twinkle lights, we’ve got you covered. Yes, many holiday films have shot in Ottawa, but so have several horror movies. Experience a spooktacular Halloween this […]

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