#FILMOTTAWA

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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

Parliamentary Precinct

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

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Religious Sites

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

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Historical Buildings

The locations you need to bring your period drama to life.

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European

Peaceful courtyards and historic, stone buildings provide perfect European settings, without leaving Canada..

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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

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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Hurt Q&A with director Sonny Mallhi and producer Robert Menzies

Shot in Ottawa last summer, the horror feature film Hurt will have its world premiere July 26th, 2018, at the Fantasia International Film Festival. In anticipation of the screening, we chatted with writer-director Sonny Mallhi (The Strangers, The Roommate) and local producer Robert Menzies (House at the End of the Street, Penthouse North, Blackcoat’s Daughter). Other local producers on this film were Ilona Smyth, Steve […]

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So, you want to be a Location Manager?

Location. Location. Location. Ever watched a film or TV series and marvelled at how the locations were used? Or maybe the location fit so seamlessly into the story that you barely noticed it? Whether a location is integral to the script or relegated to the background, a lot of work goes into finding, securing, and managing […]

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