Witness a new film festival taking over Ottawa this fall
- Ottawa Travel Guide
- Monday, 31 October 2011 21:36
Film fans who will be journeying to Ottawa this fall will not want to miss a fun and fresh event that will be taking place at various venues throughout the city. The Annual Free Thinking Film Festival will occur from November 11th to the 13th, showcasing various movie genres by many talented producers and directors. Organised by the Free Thinking Film Society, this is the second year that the celebration of film and art will take place in the city, says the event’s website.
Each screening promises to be an event in itself, featuring some beautiful renditions of documentaries, historic flicks and more. About 23 different films will be shown to moviegoers at both the Bronson Theatre and the Library and Archives of Canada.
First shown will be a movie called History Wars, featuring two historians discussing the rich past of the Canadian military. The next day, a film called The Living will depict stories and images from the 1903 Ukraine famine. Lastly, a thought-provoking movie, titled Unmasked, about Israel and its recent and historical conflicts will be shown to audience members, who can also enjoy a Q&A session with the film’s producer Gloria Greenfield. There is a wealth of other films covering various topics that will also be screened throughout the event.
Tickets can be purchased online for the individual showcases in the evenings, or individuals can purchase tickets to all shows under one pass. Day passes are also available for films that appeal to a younger crowd. Attendees can enjoy the films with their tickets, and gather after its conclusion to have some refreshments and conversation with many of the movie makers who will be present to discuss their works of art.
According to the Volunteer Ottawa website, the Free Thinking Film Society has been a providing Ottawan travellers with superior artistic and cultural events for the past four years. The organisation prides itself on providing moviegoers with some amazing and awe-inspiring alternatives to the regular blockbusters that are shown at large multiplexes.
Travellers who wish to experience local talent through film may want to check out this upcoming festival, or keep this organisation in mind when searching for great movies to see while on holiday in Canada’s capital city.