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The Ottawa International Film Festival celebrates local, Canadian and International Films amongst audiences that help form an integral part of supporting and encouraging the work of independent filmmakers.

This October, join us in celebrating our milestone 5th Anniversary with all of our screenings taking place at the iconic Mayfair theatre. At OIFF we take pride in the content we program and this year we have had no shortage of quality films. Over the course of four days we will showcase twenty-five narrative features, short films and documentaries from all corners of the world with a focus on: Canadian content, Oscar award winning film, LGBQT content, aboriginal content, animation and many creative International Films. Each screening event has been specifally tailored to allow the audience to engage in the filmmakers excitement by virtue of the film screening followed by a discussion with each filmmaker that is on hand.

OIFF remains committed to its mission of developing and promoting independent artists, encouraging filmmakers to continue to live outside the box, and engaging audiences through creative and innovative event planning.

Capture. Create. Inspire.

Capture. Create. Inspire.

Full Pass

$95

Your best bet to see it all

  • Access to Opening Night Gala
  • Access to all 10 Screenings
  • Access to post-screening Q&A
  • Access to Panel Discussions with Filmmakers
  • Music Video Challenge

Early Bird Pass

$95

Only Available until September 21

  • Access to Opening Night Gala
  • Access to all 10 Screenings
  • Access to post-screening Q&A
  • Access to Panel Discussions with Filmmakers
  • Music Video Challenge

Weekend Pass

$40

Access to all screenings Oct. 18/19

  • Access to post-screening Q&A
  • Access to Panel Discussions with Filmmakers
  • Excludes Gala

OIFF Gala

$50

Opening Night Gala

  • Kick off the OIFF

Single Screening

$10

Select a Movie to Purchase Tickets

  • Access to film screening/block

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You’ve got to ask yourself one question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well, do ya punk?

- Clint Eastwood, Dirty Harry, 1971

2014 Canadian Screen Awards are bigger and better

Posted by OIFF | 12/03/2014 | 0 Comments

The US has the Emmy Awards for television and the Academy Awards (Oscars) for film. In Canada, we have the Canadian Screen Awards, an amalgam of what used to be a separate television award ceremony (Gemini Awards) and a film award ceremony (Genie Awards).   The first incarnation of the amalgam took place in 2013. […]

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2014 Oscars: Did you know?

Posted by OIFF | 02/03/2014 | 0 Comments

On the eve of the 86th Academy Awards, we wanted to provide you with some interesting tidbits on this year’s event.   2014 Oscars: Did you know?   The first Oscars were in 1929, which means they are 86 years old this year. Meanwhile, 2013 was a year of numbers aligning: the 85th Academy Awards […]

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#OIFF72 Q&A with Filmmakers – Part 2

Posted by OIFF | 25/02/2014 | 0 Comments

What does it take to come up with a script and shoot a film in three days? We got some answers from this year’s hearty souls of the OIFF 72 Hour Film Challenge.   In Part 2, we hear from Curtis Dickie of “The Proposal,” Andrei Zubok of “Mikhail” and Ray Besharah of “Domino.” Check […]

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#OIFF72 Q&A with Filmmakers – Part 1

Posted by OIFF | 24/02/2014 | 0 Comments

What does it take to come up with a script and shoot a film in three days? We got some answers from this year’s hearty souls of the OIFF 72 Hour Film Challenge.   In Part 1, we treat you to answers by Eric Escaravage of “Sister” and Gavin Simone of “Winter Yard Sale.”   […]

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The #OIFF72 films are up NOW!

Posted by OIFF | 12/02/2014 | 0 Comments

The #OIFF72 films are up NOW! Here is your chance to view the films of your peers and vote for your favourite!   To vote for your favourite video, people simply have to press the “Like” button on the Youtube and Vimeo links, and the video with the most likes will win the Audience Favourite Award

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Philip Seymour Hoffman – A Tribute

Posted by OIFF | 11/02/2014 | 0 Comments

At OIFF, we were incredibly saddened to hear of the untimely death of the enigmatic Philip Seymour Hoffman. We want to pay tribute to the actor who contributed to the world in such a meaningful way, and had so much more to give.   Much has been surmised about the possible cause of his death. […]

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#OIFF72 AWARDS SHOW | Facebook

Posted by OIFF | 11/02/2014 | 0 Comments

Want to see which films made the #OIFF72 Hour Film Challenge cut? Join us at Mercury Lounge on February 26th at 6PM for the official #OIFF72 Awards Ceremony opened by our very own Mayor Jim Watson, a special performance by Ottawa’s favourite indie-folk darling, HER HARBOUR and a welcome cocktail courtesy of Beam Global Spirits […]

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Big Thank You to #OIFF72 2014 Sponsors!

Posted by OIFF | 05/02/2014 | 0 Comments

The OIFF 72 Hour Film Challenge gives filmmakers a chance to shine among their peers. But this Ottawa film initiative would be a mere idea without ouramazing sponsors.   This year, we are proud to be supported by incredibly diverse local businesses and organizations. Our partners range from a revered Ottawa pub to a community […]

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The Faces Behind OIFF 2014

Nina Bains

The Big Cheese

Nina is a travel documentary filmmaker who is also deeply invested in the growth of the Ottawa film industry. Five years ago, she founded The Ottawa International Film Festival because with the belief that an emerging film industry in the nation’s capital required an international festival to support it. – info@oiff.ca

Anish Parmar

Graphic Designer

With 8+ years experience in graphic design, and a life-long love for movies, Anish takes great pride in working with an amazing team to design Ottawa’s most up and coming Film Festival. – anish@oiff.ca

Sandra Oey

Social Media

Though she doesn’t consider herself a social media guru (what is that exactly?) Sandra is more of a social media enthusiast and can usually be found glued to her phone, With 5+ years’ experience in non-profit communications, Sandra is thrilled to put her love of movies and pop culture to good use for the OIFF. – sandra@oiff.ca

Jean McLernon

Community Liaison + Events

Jean loves all things film and movie alike. Not so much a chick-flick fan, Jean will sit down in front of anything with a suspenseful or action-packed guarantee. Jean acts as OIFF’s Community Liaison and provides Event support, enjoying every minute of her journey with the rest of the festival. – jean@oiff.ca

Gab Harpelle

Festival Programmer

Gab has been working with film festivals for over 10 years. In addition to his Festival Programming experience, Gab has worked on dozens of film projects. – gab@oiff.ca

Alex Hosselet

Marketing + Strategy

Alex is a marketer, strategist and lifelong Ottawan. A deep connection to the community and a drive to highlight Ottawa’s culture are why he loves working with the OIFF. When he’s not at his day job at local digital agency, Soshal, Alex can be found at concerts, events, yoga, and hanging out with his cat. – alex@oiff.ca

Kelsey Egalite

Public Relations + Events

Danielle Couturier

Finance

Contact Details

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Ottawa Festival House
450 Churchill Ave N,
Ottawa, ON K1Z

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