395 Wellington Street: The Library and Archives Building

This site is turning into a photography blog. That’s OK. For a long time, I had been meaning to get a picture of this building, the Library and Archives building at 395 Wellington. I’ve spent a lot of time inside this building, the west end of the building boasts a movie theatre where the CanadianContinue reading “395 Wellington Street: The Library and Archives Building”

Press Release: Francophone Cinema of the World Comes to Ottawa

OTTAWA (February 28, 2013) – Films from across the French-speaking world are coming to Ottawa at the 11th annual DiverCinƒ© – les ƒ©crans de la Francophonie du monde film festival running from March 8th to March 17th. Organized by the Embassy of France to Canada and the Department of Canadian Heritage, in partnership with theContinue reading “Press Release: Francophone Cinema of the World Comes to Ottawa”

Press Release – Bright Nights: The Baltic-Nordic Film Fest Celebrates Winter On The Big Screen

CANADIAN FILM INSTITUTE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OTTAWA (February 6th, 2013) €œ The Canadian Film Institute (CFI), in collaboration with the Embassies of the Baltic and Nordic nations, is proud to present the 3rd annual Bright Nights: The Baltic-Nordic Film Festival running on select dates from February 8th through March 1st. Featuring some of the world’sContinue reading “Press Release – Bright Nights: The Baltic-Nordic Film Fest Celebrates Winter On The Big Screen”

Press Release: CFI Celebrates Acclaimed American Indie Filmmaker, Hal Hartley

OTTAWA (January 24, 2013) €œ The Canadian Film Institute (CFI), in collaboration with the Embassy of the United States of America, is pleased to present American Possibility: The Cinema of Hal Hartley, a special retrospective celebrating the career of one of America’s greatest independent filmmakers of the past quarter century. Hal Hartley will be inContinue reading “Press Release: CFI Celebrates Acclaimed American Indie Filmmaker, Hal Hartley”

Press Release: CFI Welcomes Acclaimed Canadian Director Peter Mettler to Ottawa

OTTAWA (January 22nd, 2013) €œ The Canadian Film Institute (CFI), is pleased to present The Enlightened Screen: Peter Mettler, the latest installment of an ongoing screening and guest artist series which profiles Canada’s leading independent filmmakers. On January 31st, the CFI will celebrate the career of the acclaimed Canadian filmmaker, by screening his 2012 release,Continue reading “Press Release: CFI Welcomes Acclaimed Canadian Director Peter Mettler to Ottawa”

Checking Out The Winterlude Press Launch

I made sure to bring my warmest hat to work when I headed out the door this morning, because I knew I’d be attending the media launch event for the 2013 edition of Winterlude at City Hall. The organization where I work, The Canadian Film Institute, is one of 75 programming partners for this year’sContinue reading “Checking Out The Winterlude Press Launch”

Keeping Busy at the European Union Film Festival

Work is extra busy right now as we’re in the midst of our last major film fest of the year, the European Union Film Festival. Now in its 27th year, the EUFF is probably Ottawa’s most prestigious film fest of the year. 26 EU embassies get on board, as we screen a film each countryContinue reading “Keeping Busy at the European Union Film Festival”