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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Parks & Playgrounds

An abundance of parks and greenspace provide serene backdrops.

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Trails & Pathways

With over 600 kilometres of multi-use paths, you’re sure to find what you need.

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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

So, you want to be a music composer?

Ever heard a film or television theme song, or another piece of music, and was transported back to when you first heard it? Maybe it’s the recognizable notes from Star Wars, Jaws, Halloween or Jurassic Park that conjure that memory or feeling. From comedy to horror, music has a way of evoking powerful emotions in […]

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Working from Home as a Voice Actor

As most of us continue to work from home, many for the first time, the entire film and television industry has also adapted in the way it operates. Live-action production is paused but animated content is still being produced, and development on both the live-action and animation side is going strong. Another component of the […]

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10 Made-in-Ottawa Animated Movies and Series that are Streaming Right Now

If you grew up in Canada in the 1980s or early 90s, or had young children during that time, it’s likely you’ll remember a little show called The Raccoons. The series followed the efforts of a trio of raccoons as they strived to save their beloved Evergreen Forest from industrialist aardvark Cyril Sneer. But did you […]

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