The Ottawa Independent Video Awards recognize work of any genre (documentary, narrative, animation, experimental) as well as video installation, short films, feature films, web series, vj performances, music videos, etc. in six categories:
Best Director - Narrative
Best Director - Experimental
Best Director - Documentary
Best Director - Music Video
Best Director Under 25
Rob Thompson Award – recognizes an individual from the Ottawa-Gatineau region who has persevered as a media artist and has also contributed as a mentor or community builder and includes a $500 cash prize. The Rob Thompson award will be judged independently by a separate committee.
Nominations will be reviewed by professionals and peers from the local filmmaking community. Nominations are currently be accepted and filmmakers by submit their own work for consideration. (Nominate your favourite local film and video work here.)
Please see the OIVA website for full details.