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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Religious Sites

As a proud multicultural city, Ottawa has every type of religious building to suit your story.

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Small Town

Small town charm in a capital city.

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

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Urban & Industrial

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

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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

Updates to Ontario’s film and television tax credits

The Ottawa Film Office welcomes the Province of Ontario’s proposed amendments to its tax credits that will better support local producers and further encourage on-location filming throughout the province. The following changes are detailed in the Modernizing Ontario’s Cultural Media Tax Credits section of the government’s Fall Economic Statement (cliquez ici pour la version française). […]

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So, you want to be a cinematographer?

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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LE BUREAU DU CINÉMA D’OTTAWA NOMME SA NOUVELLE COMMISSAIRE Pour publication immédiate Le 28 mars 2022 Ottawa – Le Bureau du cinéma d’Ottawa (BCO), organisation sans but lucratif consacrée à la croissance de l’industrie du cinéma et de la télévision à Ottawa, est ravi d’annoncer la nomination de Sandrine Pechels de Saint Sardos au poste […]

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