About Festival X

Since its inception in 2007, Festival X has been committed to advancing photographic knowledge, creativity and innovation in Ottawa. Through its programming, X intends to increase exposure to, and recognition for regional, Canadian and international photo-based artists.

Included in the festival programming are a number of exhibitions of photographic art on view in both public and private galleries throughout the area, films focused on the celebration of photography, public lectures on artistic processes & technology, artists' talks, portfolio review opportunities and community-based events.

Even though Festival X is unfortunately no longer running, long time supporters JL Media have decided to keep this website online to serve as a great memory of this wonderful Ottawa tradition!
Current Board Members
Francesco Corsaro
Jean Fortier
Khalia Scott
Jennifer Stewart
Tara Story

X and Nuit Blanche Ottawa are announcing their programming partnership for 2012!

X Ottawa Photography Festival and Nuit Blanche Ottawa will synchronize their registration processes to allow eligible art organizations to enter both festivals for a reduced fee. Registration will open at the end of January, 2012.

Festival X Participates in Nuit Blanche Ottawa
Festival X will be holding their very own event during Nuit Blanche Ottawa taking place on Saturday, September 22nd, 2012 at Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts.

About Nuit Blanche Ottawa
It is with great pleasure that BRAVO (Bureau des regroupements des artistes visuels de l'Ontario) presents the first Nuit Blanche ever taking place in Canadaʼs capital, Ottawa. Nuit Blanche Ottawa is a nocturnal event, taking place throughout the night of Saturday, September the 22nd 2012 until the early morning of the 23rd!

Just like other Nuits Blanches held in several major cities such as New York, Paris, Toronto and Montreal. Nuit Blanche Ottawa will be a fun and energizing celebration of the visual arts. Nuit Blanche Ottawa will increase exposure and recognition of regional and Canadian contemporary art forms by presenting projects by several independent curators, gallerists and artists of Ottawaʼs art community.

The programming of Nuit Blanche Ottawa is addressed to the general public, from the uninitiated to the already involved art scene in Ottawa.

Nuit Blanche Ottawa 2012 - Life is Beautiful

X Central at St. Brigid's Centre for the Arts

Festival X is pleased to announce that St. Brigid's Centre for the Arts will be X CENTRAL for its upcoming 4th Edition in 2012. For the duration of the festival, from September 20th to the 30th, the former church at the corner of St. Patrick and Cumberland streets will be an important focus for photographic art enthusiasts.

As X CENTRAL, St. Brigid's will host Festival X social, networking and educational programming for the 11 days of the festival. Festival-goers, artists and curators will be able to get information on all X photographic exhibitions and events in the entire Ottawa Gatineau area at X CENTRAL.

Programming at St. Brigid's will include the Festival X Launch, the X Portfolio Review, lectures, slideshows, and the X Roundtable. There will also be daily opportunities for the arts community to come together at X CENTRAL at St. Brigid's and continue discussion of the festival's works, theme and events in an atmosphere of relaxed camaraderie.

Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts