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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Sports & Recreation

Stadiums, arenas, golf courses and more – Ottawa has the locations you need for your next big sports movie.

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Office Space

Whether you're looking for a hip start-up office, an upscale law firm, or something in between, Ottawa has every type of office space your project could need.

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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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Parliamentary Precinct

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

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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

Banner year for Ottawa’s film and television industry

BANNER YEAR FOR OTTAWA’S FILM AND TELEVISION INDUSTRY Local industry reaches near-record level despite global pandemic and four-month shutdown  The Ottawa Film Office (OFO) is pleased to announce that the live-action sector had a near record-breaking year in 2020 with over $26 million in local production spending. This represents the sector’s third-most successful year since […]

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Ottawa Film Office Announces 2020-2021 Board

OTTAWA FILM OFFICE ANNOUNCES 2020-2021 BOARD Local entrepreneur Kevin Bourne joins distinguished Board comprised of leaders in business, tourism, and economic development Ottawa, September 1, 2020 – The Ottawa Film Office, the local not-for-profit organization dedicated to growing Ottawa’s film and television industry, is pleased to announce the re-election of several Board members. In addition […]

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What Ottawa’s new Film By-Law means for you

Ottawa City Council recently approved a new Film By-Law that will help streamline the film permitting process. We know this will be a period of transition for many – our office, the City, location managers and filmmakers – and we’re striving to make this process as smooth and seamless as possible. We encourage all filmmakers […]

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