Privacy Policy

The Ottawa Canadian Film Festival (OCanFilmFest) does not require or collect personal information to use this website.


We use an external service, Google Analytics, and associated technologies to examine aggregate information related user’s browsers or devices and other information available via the service to:

  • Conduct research and diagnostics to improve our site’s content
  • Improve security
  • Measure and analyze performance of our site

In addition, we use external services and websites to facilitate curation of films, to administer the film jury process, present rentals of film content, process payments for film rentals and festival passes, and to pay artist fees to filmmakers whose work we feature at our annual festival and other screenings. The 'drop us an email' links on the site employ users' own email systems to contact us.

Agents of ocanfilmfest, including board members and volunteers, use contact information provided to the festival by filmmakers via FilmFreeway to assemble content for the site.

External services linked from our site and social media and their individual privacy policy links follow. These links are provided as-is and as they appeared on September 7, 2021.

  • Google Analytics - Privacy Policy
  • FilmFreeway (used to curate films, communicate with jury members and filmmakers) - Privacy Policy
  • PayPal (used to pay artist fees to filmmakers, used for collect payments for tickets and festival passes) - Privacy Policy
  • Vimeo (used to host video on demand content and used to distribute film trailers and information about the content) - Privacy Policy
  • YouTube (used to distribute film trailers and other content and information about the content) - Privacy Policy
  • SoundCloud (used to distribute podcast episodes) - Privacy Policy
  • Apple Podcasts (used to distribute podcast episodes) - Privacy Policy
  • Google Podcasts (used to distribute podcast episodes) - Privacy Policy
  • Spotify (used to distribute podcast episodes) - Privacy Policy