Digi60 was created in early 2004 as a grass roots independent filmmakers' festival in Ottawa, Canada's Capital. At the outset, it provided opportunities for filmmakers entering the new digital realm by offering a location to screen short films.
The concept was based on a "catch" (an idea, theme, prop, etc.) and a 60 day timeline, hence "Digi60". The popular screenings quickly grew into an exciting annual festival that gave filmmakers the opportunity to build their skills, challenge themselves, and to become part of the film industry.
Digi60 has also changed over the years and has expanded to include documentaries, community collaborations with post-secondary schools based on their curriculum, and skills and business workshops through independent film and video partnerships.
The Digi60 Ottawa Digital Filmmakers' Festival is a registered not-for-profit incorporation.
The Digi60 Vision
Digi60 is the leading filmmakers' festival in Ottawa that values artistic achievement and excellence, and provides the foundation for creating and sustaining a vibrant and supportive filmmaking community.