#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

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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Waterscapes

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

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Lansdowne Park

A unique and historic attraction blending an outdoor stadium, heritage buildings, green space, and shops.

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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 Makeup Artist?

Ever wanted to know how your favourite actors always look so flawless on screen? Maybe it’s their genes and natural good looks, or maybe it’s the result of a makeup artist’s hard work and dedication. To learn more about this craft, we asked Ottawa-based makeup artist Anna Della Zazzera about her path to success, and […]

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Top 5 Places in Ottawa to Film a Christmas Movie

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – one filled with snowy streetscapes, peppermint-flavoured drinks, Christmas music, and non-stop holiday programming. Airing as early as October and running to the new year, holiday TV movies have become a tradition for millions of viewers worldwide, beloved by so many for their predictable, feel-good endings. And […]

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Your House in a Starring Role

The one thing that most productions have in common is the need for film-friendly houses. From high-rise condos to suburban homes, farmhouses to luxury mansions, characters can inhabit a variety of residences. If you ever thought your house would look great on-screen, or you’re intrigued by the idea of being paid for the use of your house, […]

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