Digi60 Spring 2015 Festival

Digi60 Filmmakers’ Festival Spring 2015 Catch Release and Pitch Session to take place on Friday May 22 at 6:00 pm. Please RSVP on our Facebook event if you plan on joining us. 

The timer is now set to countdown to the Catch Release!

Please join the Digi60 gang at the Clocktower Brew Pub from 6:00 to 9:00 pm on May 22


We will be revealing the catch release to the filmmakers and holding the pitching session with screenwriters at The Clocktower Brew Pub basement from 6-9pm. This is also a networking event for filmmakers, screenwriters, actors, producers and sponsors to connect and develop their ideas for the Spring festival.


Screenwriters who are pitching will receive the catch a week in advance. Each screenwriter will have 1 minute to pitch their idea to a room of filmmakers.


If you are a screenwriter interested in pitching your idea based on the catch, please email info@digi60.org.


Many thanks to The Clocktower Brew Pub for hosting this event, presented by The Writers’ Room – Ottawa and Ottawa Film Scene.


We will be releasing the registration information in the next few days. Stay tuned!!

A message from Digi60 President Kevin Burton

A new page has turned for the Digi60 Filmmakers’ Festival in 2015…

We have some exciting news in the Digi60 world !

We have always had the goal of creating a grass roots industry of filmmakers here in Ottawa, one that was self-sustaining and could actually run a Festival like Digi60 on its own.

We feel that critical mass has been reached, and are thrilled to announce that Jennifer Mulligan and Emily Ramsay, who have also started up Ottawa Film Scene (to relaunch shortly at www.ottawafilmscene.com), have agreed to take over the managmemt of the Digi60 Filmmakers Festival moving forward. Please lend them the same great support as you always have as they take on these new opportunities. I will be staying on in an advisory role for a period of one year to ensure that they have everything they need to be as successful as possible.

These last few years have been an amazing time with incredible growth in the Festival, and growth in a community that is seeing many filmmakers moving from volunteer “hobbyists” to paid “industry members”. I have always been an enthusiast when it comes to filmmaking and the creative process, but when it comes to the filmmaking industry, it takes a lot more than enthusiasm !

Jennifer and Emily have been long time supporters of Digi60, both as participants and as organizers of the activities included in the Festival. The bonus with them ? They also have invested themselves fully into the filmmaking world, creating a network of contacts and gaining real world experiences. In sitting down with them to discuss this transition, they showed total support for the two main goals of the Digi60:

1) Create an opportunity for new and emerging filmmakers to create and screen their work and network with other filmmakers.
2) Create opportunities for the participants of the Festival to enter the filmmaking industry.

There will be lots of exciting announcements over the next few weeks, so I encourage you to check out the Digi60 web page (www.digi60.org), Facebook group and Twitter feed.
Exciting times ahead !!

Kevin Burton