The Ottawa Film Office is delighted to announce that the 2024 Film, Television, and Animation Career Fair is taking place February 29 at the Horticulture Building at Lansdowne Park! Attend and meet local production companies, animation studios, and other industry professionals to learn about current and future job opportunities and what they look for in new hires. You’ll also be able to chat with post-secondary institutions, associations, unions and guilds about the industry programs, resources, and training they offer.
Ottawa’s live-action and animation sectors have grown significantly over the past few years and is poised for a record-setting year. Don’t miss this chance to discover how you can be involved in this fast-paced and exciting industry! This free event is geared to anyone interested in exploring a career in film and television, including:

– Secondary and post-secondary students, recent grads;
– Current crew members looking for new opportunities;
– Professionals working in a different industry and interested in transitioning to an exciting new career in Ottawa’s growing film and television industry.

Panel: How to Break Into Ottawa's Film & Television Industry [FULL]

We’re kicking off this year’s Career Fair with a panel discussion at Cineplex Lansdowne! Join us at 3 p.m. to learn how you can break into Ottawa’s film, television, and animation industry. The panel, moderated by Ottawa Film Commissioner Sandrine Pechels de Saint Sardos, will include local industry professionals who will share valuable advice and tips for getting started in this exciting industry. Please note the panel is sold out.

Meet the panelists

Shekhar Bharti

Gaffer & Key Grip

Darius Buddington

Talent Agent

Jeff Collins

2D Animator

Sabine Daniel

Producer & Host

Caitlin Delaney


Sandrine Pechels de Saint Sardos

Film Commissioner (Moderator)

Lisa Soper

Production Designer & Director


Participating Companies

Maximize your time at the Career Fair by familiarizing yourself with the exhibitors in advance.

1Department Entertainment Services

1Department Entertainment Services is an Ottawa-based film and television production company.



ACTRA Ottawa represents the interests of more than 500 talented, professional performers in the National Capital Region and is one of the nine branches of ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists), the national union of over 28,000 professional performers working in English-language recorded media in Canada.


Algonquin College | Film & Media

Live your passion for modern digital filmmaking with a career in the film production industry.

The two-year Film and Media Production Ontario College Diploma program, delivered in a compressed format over 42 weeks, gives you hands-on experience with the equipment and processes used in the film and screen-based media production industry.



ATO Média Inc.

ATO Média Inc. est une compagnie de production francophone d’Ottawa. La compagnie se consacre principalement sur les productions de long métrage, série télé, jeunesse et websérie francophones.

Recrutement: ATO Média Inc. cherche à combler plusieurs postes variés de production (coordination, craft, techniciens de plateau).

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Atomic Cartoons

Atomic Cartoons (a division of Thunderbird Entertainment) is an internationally renowned, award-winning independent animation studio with offices located in Vancouver, Ottawa and Los Angeles. The studio employs more than 1,000 talented artists and production crew members. It is known for its artist-driven culture that attracts, retains and promotes the best talent in the business. Atomic produces high-end animated content across both 2D and CG pipelines that spans preschool, comedy, action-adventure, adult and commercial genres, and everything in between. And they have developed a stellar global reputation for their ability to translate big brands like LEGO, Star Wars, My Little Pony, Cocomelon and many more into top-notch animation. Established in 1999, quality remains its North Star.


Collège La Cité

Collège Francophone offrant plus de 140 programmes de formation.

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CPAC is an independent, not-for-profit, commercial-free, bilingual media organization that connects Canadians to their democracy. On our broadcast television channel, website, and social media platforms, CPAC delivers the most comprehensive coverage of the people and events that shape Canadian public policy. Our core programming includes the complete televised proceedings of Canada’s Parliament and in-depth coverage of key political events and public policy debates.


DGC Ontario

The Directors Guild of Canada in Ontario (DGC Ontario) is a provincial labour organization representing key creative and operational specialists in the screen-based industry, in the following categories: Directors, Assistant Directors, Production Managers, Location Managers, Production Designers & Art Directors, Accountants, Picture & Sound Editors, Post Production Supervisors, and their respective departmental assistants.


DGC Ontario is a sponsor of this year’s Film, Television, and Animation Career Fair.

Digital Arts Resource Centre

Digital Arts Resource Centre (formerly SAW Video) is a not-for-profit, artist-run media art centre that fosters the growth and development of artists through access to equipment, training, mentorship, and programming. Its mission is to support a diverse community of media artists empowered by technology, programming and the exchange of ideas.

Its core principles are independence of expression, affordable access to all, and paying artists for their work. Digital Arts Resource Centre values diversity and actively promotes equity for all artists regardless of race, age, class, gender, sexual orientation, language, or ability.

Hiring: DARC will be looking to fill two Canada Summer Jobs Positions – Communications Assistant and Technical Assistant.



Edwards Creative Law

Canada’s Entertainment Law Boutique™

They are entertainment lawyers who understand the business of creative industries. They guide creators and business professionals as they navigate the legal complexities of working with others—purchasing, financing, creating, licencing, and protecting creative properties; buying and selling creative services. They act for clients from across Canada and around the world – working in Canada with Canadians. They advise on and structure their commercial transactions, their employment and independent contractor relationships. They incorporate and administer their corporations. And, if necessary, they resolve their disputes.


Edwards Creative Law is a sponsor of this year’s Film, Television, and Animation Career Fair.

Gusto TV

Gusto TV is an international food channel with exceptional production values and sophisticated storytelling. With hundreds of hours of proprietary content, Gusto TV offers a culturally diverse lineup that is a feast for the eyes and connects emotionally with viewers. Gusto TV’s award-winning titles can be viewed in English, Spanish, and Simplified Chinese across 160+ countries on 40+ platforms. Check out the Watch Now page to get all of Gusto TV’s delicious culinary programming.

Hiring: Gusto TV is currently recruiting a Writer and a Streaming Channel Scheduler.

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Hot Shoe Productions

Hot Shoe Productions is a youth-led social enterprise offering high-quality, professional video and photography services. As a team of talented, young creative professionals, they work with you to deliver your vision in an efficient, polished manner whether on site or in studio. They highly pride themselves on working effectively with their clients and promoting creative youth.


IATSE Local 634

IATSE Local 634 represents artists, technicians, and craftspeople working primarily in film, television, and stage production in Ottawa and Northern Ontario.


IATSE Local 634 is a sponsor of this year’s Film, Television, and Animation Career Fair.

Mercury Filmworks

Mercury Filmworks is an independent entertainment company that collaborates with partners across the globe to produce world-class content.


Productions Prestigo

Entreprise à vocation culturelle dont la mission est de produire, promouvoir et mettre en marché des contenus éducatifs, intelligents et divertissants destinés à la jeunesse et au grand public.

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SLALOM est une compagnie de production télévisuelle franco-ontarienne qui se spécialise en jeunesse et en documentaire. Depuis 2007, SLALOM ose, innove et réunit des créateurs de talent autour d’une même mission : aller à la rencontre du public avec des contenus de qualité. Sous la gouverne de sa présidente et fondatrice, Marie-Pierre Gariépy, SLALOM se veut une pépinière de talents et d’idées. Des élans de folie, des coups de cœur, mais aussi des quêtes réfléchies qui deviennent sur vos écrans, des projets rassembleurs et reconnus.

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Smyth Casting

Smyth Casting offers casting and actor coaching services.


The Mensour Agency

Canada’s first bilingual talent agency with agents representing writers, actors, voice artists, translators, speakers and masters of ceremonies.


The Meus

Meus Talent Agency: Elevating Stars, Crafting Success.

Meus Talent Agency takes pride in representing some of the finest and most sought-after principal actors in the world of television, film, and commercials. The agency is dedicated to nurturing the talents that illuminate screens and captivate audiences, ensuring that its clients not only secure meaningful roles but also thrive in their careers.