#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

Waterscapes

Rivers, lakes, waterfalls, a canal – Ottawa has it all!

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European

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

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Cultural Spaces

World-class galleries, theatres, and museums help Ottawa stand out as a cultural centre.

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Historical Buildings

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

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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

Lights, Camera, Ottawa!

Barely a month into 2019 and Ottawa’s film, television and animation industry is already on pace to experience one of its busiest years yet. Two made-for-TV movies, The Plan for Christmas and Real Gone Girl, have been filming around the city, with two more Christmas films scheduled to start later this month. Thanks to the […]

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Top 5 Places in Ottawa to Shoot a Horror Film

Did you know that horror and thriller films are the most popular genres shot in Ottawa? Perhaps it’s our diverse and cost-effective locations, experienced crew and talent, or attractive regional tax incentives that attract them to the National Capital Region. Or maybe it’s our city’s haunted past that inspires local and foreign filmmakers to use […]

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So, you want to be an Animator?

Since 1939 when the National Film Board was originally headquartered here, Ottawa has maintained a well-earned reputation as one of the world’s leading animation centres. Today, entertainment giants like Disney, Netflix, Amazon Studios and Nickelodeon call on local animation studios to produce their world-class and much beloved content. Graduates from our local colleges go on to become […]

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