2018 Festival

Call for Submissions: Ottawa Canadian Film Festival 2018

As part of its commitment to promote the growth of independent Canadian films, Ottawa Canadian Film Festival is now accepting submissions for its 2018 Film Festival Program which will take place in November 2018.

We are looking for great stories in all genres whether they are fiction or documentary of short or feature length.

For more details, criteria and to submit films for consideration, click on the  FilmFreeway button below.  If you have any questions as to whether your film is eligible, please consult our Frequently Asked Questions page.

      • Early Bird Deadline: January 31, 2018
      • Regular Deadline: April 30, 2018


Recapping Our 2017 Screening

OttawaIndieFest 2017 took place on June 3, 2017 at La Nouvelle Scène in downtown Ottawa.

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We had a lot of great submissions to choose from!  Here’s a playlist of clips and trailers from the feature-length and short films we featured.

Here are some of a few reviews of our 2017 festival from a few of the featured filmmakers.


The Call for Submissions for our 2018 Festival is now open.
Regular Deadline: April 30, 2018