Canadian Masters

2018-2019 Season

Arts Court and Ottawa Art Gallery

The Canadian Film Institute’s Canadian Masters series is an annual celebration of excellence in Canadian filmmaking, featuring extensive onstage interviews, special screenings, and audience discussions with some of the greatest names in Canadian film history.

We are proud to be partnering with Carleton University’s School For Studies In Art and Culture’s Film Studies section. For over four decades, Carleton Film Studies has produced some  of the most important and influential film scholars, critics, and curators in Canada, and has also played a key role in the development of film culture generally in our nation.

For our 2018-2019 season, we are honoured to present three extraordinary Canadian masters of the moving image: Theodore Ushev (November), William D. MacGillivray (January), and Nettie Wild (March).



$14 : General Admission
- Adults
$10 : Discount Admission
- CFI Members, OAG Members, Seniors 65+, Students, Children under 12 (Valid membership card, proof of age, or valid student ID will be required)
FREE : CFI Ambassador Members

Advance- Online: See each event’s page for its ticket link.
Box Office: Open one half hour before each event.

We can accept cash, credit cards, debit (tap only), and Apple Pay at our box office. All prices include HST.

NETTIE WILD April 3 & 4

For over three decades, Vancouver’s Nettie Wild has been one of Canada’s leading documentary filmmakers. Her critically acclaimed, often politically charged films have taken audiences behind and beyond the frontlines and headlines of revolutions and social change in Canada and around the world.

Wild is perhaps best known for her award-winning documentary features, which include: KONELINE: our land beautiful (2016); FIX: The Story of an Addicted City (2002); A Place Called Chiapas (1998); Blockade (1993; and A Rustling of Leaves: Inside the Philippine Revolution (1988). 

She has been honoured at film festivals around world and has won the Genie Award twice for Best Feature Documentary in Canada. Among other honors she has won Best Feature Documentary from the International Documentary Association as well as top honours from the Forum of New Cinema at the Berlin International Film Festival. Her latest projects explore new forms of storytelling, such as  UNINTERRUPTED, an outdoor public art installation first exhibited in the summer of 2017, a 25-minute digitally-mapped  projection using unique underwater footage of the Adams’ River sockeye salmon migration. 

We are honoured to have Nettie Wild as a Canadian Masters guest artist in this second season of the series.

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