The Ottawa Canadian Film Festival returns for our fifth year in November 2021. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and out of an abundance of caution, our 2021 festival will take place online on Vimeo’s On Demand platform.

Filmmakers: Our Call for Submissions for the 2021 festival is now open on FilmFreeway. The regular deadline is April 30, 2021. We can hardly wait to see what you’ve been working on!

The Ottawa Canadian Film Festival proudly accepts entries on FilmFreeway, the world’s #1 way to enter film festivals and creative contests.

OCanFilmFest is a volunteer and artist-run, not-for-profit film festival. Donations are welcome and can be made at PayPal.me/ocanfilmfest.

Previous Annual Festivals

Check these links for information about the films and filmmakers we featured in 201720182019 and 2020.