#FILMOTTAWA

Find the Perfect Shot

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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Urban & Industrial

Gritty locations that are sure to add character to your production.

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Neighbouring Cities

You don’t need to travel far to find quaint, film-friendly towns.

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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

Location Spotlight: Cumberland Heritage Village Museum

Have you ever wanted to travel back in time? At the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum, guests can experience first-hand what rural life would have been like in the 1920s and 1930s. Through its many programs and special events, the Museum provides an immersive educational experience you won’t soon forget, while the possibilities for film and […]

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Ottawa Film Office Welcomes New Board Members

Ottawa – The Ottawa Film Office is delighted to announce the appointment of four new members to its Board of Directors. With varied backgrounds and experiences, the new members will offer diverse perspectives which will contribute to the growth and success of the National Capital Region’s film, television and animation sectors. Joining the Board effective […]

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Film, Television and Animation Career Fair Tips & Participating Companies

On May 4th, hundreds of job seekers, students, and industry professionals will converge at the Horticulture Building at Lansdowne Park to meet with some of Ottawa’s top production companies, animation studios, and educational institutions. To make the most out of your time at the Film, Television and Animation Career Fair, we’ve listed below the participating […]

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