2 Daly Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario
613.569.1789 t
613.564.4228 f

About IFCO
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 in Ottawa.

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.

23 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 sponsors.

Vision, Mission & Values
To read IFCO's vision, mission and values - click here.

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.

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