CFI Invites Ottawa Film Buffs to Cut the Cake on its 80th B-Day

The Canadian Film Institute invites local film lovers to come cut the cake in celebration of Canada’s longest running film club. The CFI turns 80 this year, which makes it the oldest non-profit and non-government cultural organization devoted to film, and cinephiles from Ottawa (or elsewhere, if they want to join the party) can come cut the cake on Thursday, August 27 at Jean Pigott Place, Ottawa City Hall from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. “We are proud to have been supported by receptive, generous, and sophisticated Ottawa cinema audiences,” said Executive Director Tom McSorley in a release from the CFI. “It’s a way of saying thank you to the city, our sponsors and embassy partners, and all who come to our events. It's also a moment to look ahead to, hopefully, another 80 years.”

The CFI runs many of Ottawa’s most popular film events including the Latin American Film Festival, Divercin√©, and the city’s best and biggest fests, the European Union Film Festival and the Ottawa International Animation Festival. Many of the CFI’s staff, alumni, community partners, and friends are expected to attend along with some prominent Canadian filmmakers who’ve been a part of the CFI’s eighty-year slate. (The early ones will be there in spirit.) The event is free for all to attend, with refreshments offered by donation.

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