ACE Coworking Supports Independent Film

ACE Coworking Supports Independent Film

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About OFFA

The 2023 Oakville Film Festival highlights International, Canadian and Regional premieres along with independent films, documentaries, and short films. This not-to-be-missed local cultural event runs from Wednesday June 21 to Sunday June 27.

There’s an impressive selection of documentaries, feature films and shorts, including 3 GALA films on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings. The galas feature Canadian and International Premieres, with guests from around the world participating in the festival. More info about all the screening options, including all-inclusive VIP Red Carpet passes can be found here.

Tickets range from $15 for a single admission to one showtime or online collection, to full-access passes with admission to unlimited movies, events, virtual shows, Q&As and parties throughout the week.


ACE Coworking is the presenting sponsor of “BlackBerry” on Saturday June 24 at 6:30pm. It’s story of Canadian entrepreneurs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie: the men that charted the course of the spectacular rise and catastrophic demise of the world’s first smartphone. ACE is excited to present this much-anticipated dramedy by director/writer/producer Matt Johnson which has 98% on Rotten Tomatoes!

According to Peter Travers: “A fab cast led by Jay Baruchel and Glenn Howerton tells the sad but true story of the flame-out of the world’s first smartphone and the manchildren who created it. This raucous workplace comedy (think The Office) puts an unexpected lump in your throat.”

Great news for ACE members and friends: ACE has a limited number of FREE tickets to the BlackBerry screening which will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you would like to be on the VIP guest list, email (or text 289-801-8731) to request a complimentary pass.

Supporting Indie Filmmakers

ACE Coworking has a been long-time supporter of the local film festival. Over the years ACE founder, Nancy Fornasiero, has held volunteer positions with OFFA; ACE’s Robinson Street location has served as the venue for the OFFA gala afterparty; and ACE currently provides meeting space for OFFA’s hard-working board members. “We like to help anyway we can as we believe that supporting the arts and creative entrepreneurs makes Oakville a better place to live, learn, and have fun,” says Fornasiero.

In addition, ACE Coworking has actively supported and collaborated with local indie film-makers such as Cat Hostick (recent project “P is the new M”) and Jack Kukolic (recent project, Domestic Fowl).

“ACE Coworking has a reputation for encouraging start-ups and creatives, and it’s well-deserved. Nancy has stepped up a number of times to support my film projects, whether by making key introductions or being open to collaborations,” says Kukolic.

At the recent launch for OFFA2023, Wendy Donnan, the festival’s executive director said, “We’re really excited to have Nancy and ACE Coworking back this year, especially as presenting sponsor for the BlackBerry film.”

Donnan added: “We can’t wait to welcome everyone back all of our venues for this year’s festival, showing the best movies across Canada and around the world!”

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