You’ve got to ask yourself one question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well, do ya punk?
- Clint Eastwood, Dirty Harry (1971)
Since 2009, The Ottawa International Film Festival (OIFF) has been evolving into a nationally recognized nonprofit organization that actively advances the work of creative minds from all corners of the world.
OIFF isn’t without meager beginnings, starting off as an afternoon show in the Jack Purcell Community Centre and growing into the festival it is today at the historic Mayfair Theatre in Ottawa, Ontario. Working with full partnership and support from Ottawa Festivals and the Ottawa Film Office, and with support from the Ottawa community, OIFF has risen to become a highly regarded open platform for filmmakers to showcase their stories.
OIFF delivers year-round activities that filmmakers can participate in to provide an ongoing support system for the development of original stories for the screen.
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.
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.” […]
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
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]