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

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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Parliamentary Precinct

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

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Rural

The countryside is only a short drive from downtown Ottawa.

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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

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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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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