The Ottawa Canadian Film Festival returns for our fourth year in November 2020.
Our Call for Submissions is now closed. Our jury is hard at work. Stay tuned.
Join us on a new series of short film screenings you can enjoy at home.
OCanFilmFest2020 Film Submissions
We are excited to see submissions coming in from all across the country this year. Here are the cities from which we have received submissions.
Official selections will be announced on October 1
Feedback from OCanFilmFest Alumni
This festival is wonderful. The programming is really high quality. For a small festival, I had one of my best screenings. The audience is so engaged and intelligent I was taken aback of how intimate the audience interaction was with my film. The festival staff are professional, they really try and promote your film within the community. I will apply again. I recommend this festival. I am honoured I got to take part.
Valerie BarnhartGirl in the Hallway
This festival especially caters to the filmmakers and allows them to promote their work in Ottawa. The films shown were amazing! Ranging from dramatic work, to laugh out loud comedy. Very proud to have my film amongst other talented Canadian filmmakers.
Tavit MelikianEnd of the Night
Highly recommend this festival. Well-organized! Good communication. Great mindset towards the promotion of all participating films. Great job, everyone!
Matthew J. BlechaSuper Bingo
I just wanted to thank you for pulling off a very successful festival this year. The films were great and diverse and the festival itself, I felt was very well put together and organized. Look forward to attending next year!
Love this curated festival! I will definitely submit my next film here!
Luvia PetersenDog Bite
2019 was our team’s second appearance at this gem of a festival! Wonderful people, very well organized and great advance communication. Will submit again!
Darlene TaitThe Still Life of Annika Myers
We were thrilled to hold the world premiere of The Mayor of Comedy at the Ottawa Canadian Film Festival. The staff and venue were a highlight, thanks for having us.
Matt KellyThe Mayor of Comedy
The go-to festival for indie filmmakers in Ottawa this year. Really appreciate the hard work they put in to promote local talent and indie talent in general. I hope they get bigger over the next few years – the region needs it!
Alexander CruzPur Laine
OCanFilmFest2020 gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Ontario Arts Council.