Jump and Jive for Film: The new fundraiser on the block
The Independent Filmmakers Co-operative of Ottawa Inc. (IFCO) announces its first annual dance-era themed fundraiser, Groove Gala, taking place Saturday, August 11th at the Arts Court Studio (2 Daly Avenue), downtown Ottawa; start time 7:00pm.
The theme is big band for 2012, with seven-piece horn driven band The Jivewires keeping the dance floor hot all night. CBC News Ottawa's Adrian Harewood hosts the evening, doubling as live-auctioneer for prize packages donated by local businesses eager to support the organization. Guests can wine, dine and dance the night away, with professional dancers on hand to show them how to jump and jive for a cause, courtesy of Ottawa's top swing dance school, Swing Dynamite.
This inaugural gala event kicks off the Co-operative’s 20th anniversary and aims to raise money for its production grant programs, subsidized youth training and multi-ethnic and First Nation, Inuit, Métis initiatives which offer free programming to these communities.
“Support from the community has been tremendous,” says Executive Director, Patrice James. “We’re looking forward to starting a long tradition of IFCO fundraisers that celebrate music, dance and most importantly, the Ottawa filmmaking community.”
Tickets are now available at the Arts Court Box Office; call (613-564-7240) to purchase, or visit the Arts Court, located at 2 Daly Ave. in the heart of downtown Ottawa. Event partners include the Downtown Rideau BIA, McAuslan Brewery, Lord Elgin Hotel, Jérôme Photography, Ottawa International Animation Festival, Oz Kafé, Syn Sue and Vintners' Selection.
The Independent Filmmakers Co-operative of Ottawa Inc. (IFCO) is an Ottawa based charitable artist-run organization promoting independent filmmaking in the National Capital region. IFCO was created in the summer of 1991 by a small, enthusiastic group of up-and-coming filmmakers, whose vision it was, to create an organization that provided filmmakers in the Ottawa area with the facilities, training and funds required to make independent Super 8, 16mm and/or 35mm films. IFCO remains, to this day, the only organization that provides this service in Ottawa. IFCO receives funding from the Canada Council for the Arts, The Ontario Arts Council and the City of Ottawa.
For media inquiries, please contact:
Executive Director, IFCO