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 closed. Jury selections will be announced in October.

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.