Our mission is to recognize, promote and celebrate the art of cinema by showcasing Canadian films and filmmakers. We are grounded in the belief that Canadian film and filmmakers are distinctive and vital to our country’s culture and the development of the local economy.
To that end we have launched OCanFilmFest Presents, a series of free short film screenings throughout the year in the lead-up to our main festival screenings in November.
To maximize access we would like to keep admissions to these screenings free. As a result, we are seeking collaborators who have access to venues (conference rooms, auditoriums, coffee shops, pubs, for example) that can be used to host these screenings throughout the city. Venues with AV setups would be a bonus. If you have a venue and you would like to collaborate with us on a screening, please contact us.
What an incredible night. Thank you to all of the filmmakers who submitted a film to our festival this year. Producing a film is no small task and as filmmakers ourselves, we really appreciate what it takes to complete a project. So many amazing films submitted meant for a challenging selection process. Congratulations to the filmmakers whose films we screened last night. We are proud of your achievement.
Independent filmmakers thrive on feedback, opportunities to network, learn and collaborate. Seeing an audience reacting to your film and watching a film with its creative team makes a festival screening different from any other. Thanks to the filmmakers who attended last night; Nathan, Maissa, Kirk, Alexander and a special thanks to Tavit, Bryce and members of your teams who came in from out of town.