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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Commercial Streetscapes

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

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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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Dining & Nightlife

From charming, rustic restaurants to upscale bars and clubs, Ottawa's award-winning culinary scene awaits your next production.

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Small Town

Small town charm in a capital city.

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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

So, you want to be a script supervisor?

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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The ins and outs of being a filming location

We previously wrote about location scouting tips for filmmakers, but what if you’re on the other side? Becoming a filming location can be an exciting and rewarding new chapter as a business or home owner, but can also lead to questions and concerns, especially during a health crisis. We’ve prepared a few tips to help […]

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Scam Alert

It has come to our attention that there is an email scam which targets film industry members in Canada and the US, including in Ottawa. If you receive an email similar to the one below, which appears to come from Scott Mosier, do not reply. Hi this is Scott, currently have a developmental project to […]

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