Old Ottawa South Community Association

Ottawa Indie Fest: Sat. June 3, 2017

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A day-long celebration of Canadian Independent Film!

Ottawa Indie Fest is pleased to announce its inaugural screenings of Canadian independent films on Saturday June 3, 2017 at beautifully renovated La Nouvelle Scene Theatre in the heart of Ottawa's art district.

Founded by Old Ottawa South resident and filmmaker Ed Kucerak (Kublacom Pictures) and Ottawa filmmakers Jith Paul (Treepot Media) and Blair Campbell (4 Sight Media), the film festival program this year consists of four feature-length films and six shorts, all Ottawa premieres.

Highlights include:

Andre The Anti-Giant
 A 3-foot-something actor/comedian/disability advocate strives to retake the stage in the aftermath of a threatening diagnosis.

Broken Mile
 A real-time single take thriller. There's no escape as a gunman chases a drug dealer and his ex-girl friend through dimly-lite rain-soaked city streets and alleyways.

Heroes Manufactured
 Canadian independent artists try to break into the comic book industry while dealing with fandom and the craze of comic book conventions.

Sisyphus Rides
 A cycling expedition in Nicaragua to raise funds for micro loans to underprivileged women is a soulful examination of what constitutes real success and failure in international development.

 A coming-of-age story - a delinquent youth, illicit drugs, organic farming culture, raw milk and the Canadian Gulf Islands.

 "We are extremely proud to introduce Ottawa audiences to these independent Canadian films”, says Ottawa Indie Fest president Jith Paul. "For the first time Ottawa will see these exciting, thrilling, insightful, funny, and thought- provoking films made by Canadian filmmakers from across the country.

Ottawa Indie Fest is a cultural, not-for-profit organization that recognizes, promotes and celebrates the art of cinema by showcasing independent Canadian films and filmmakers. New to the cultural landscape of Ottawa, the festival is grounded in the belief that Canadian film and filmmakers are distinctive and vital elements of Canadian culture and the local Ottawa economy.

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