IFCO 2 Daly Avenue Ottawa, Ontario 613.569.1789 t 613.564.4228 f firstname.lastname@example.org
IFCO was created in the summer of 1991. It began as a
result of the vision of a small, enthusiastic group of up-and-coming
filmmakers. This vision was to create an organization which provided
filmmakers in the Ottawa area with the facilities, training and funds
required to make independent Super 8mm, 16mm and/or 35mm films. IFCO
remains, to this day, the only organization which provides this service
IFCO initially consisted of five founding members (Monica Szentesky,
Scott Galley, Wayne Meade, David Chow and Glen Cross) and several volunteers
who helped initiate and develop the programs and services that IFCO
offered to the region. IFCO was incorporated as a non-profit co-operative
corporation in January 1992, and in June 1992 received office space
in the Arts Court Building, located in the heart of downtown Ottawa.
In June 2009 IFCO became a registered charity.
22 years later, IFCO has supported the creation, by its members, of
over nearly 400 independent film productions, by providing access to
training programs, equipment rentals, on-site facilities, production
grants and more. We now have a solid membership base, and continue to
occupy a prominent position within the Eastern Ontario arts community.
IFCO now has three full-time staff members: the Executive Director,
the Technical Director and the Membership Coordinator. The staff can
be reached via the Contact page.
IFCO receives funding from the Canada Council for the Arts, The Ontario
Arts Council and the City of Ottawa, as well as earned revenues through
workshop fees, equipment rentals, and annual membership dues; plus in-kind
and/or financial support from foundations, private funders and corporate
Vision, Mission & Values
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IFCO is located in Arts Court, which is at 2 Daly Avenue
directly behind the Rideau Centre at the corner of Daly and Nicholas.
Arts Court is easily accessible by car or bus. All buses stopping at
the Rideau Centre drop riders off within a 3-minute walk of our front
door. Arts Court is accessible off the Queensway (Highway 417) by taking
the Nicholas Street exit. IFCO is open from Mon-Fri 10AM to 6PM, with
the exception of statutory holidays.