Film Submissions


Submissions are now closed for 2017

Please check back in January 2018 for the June 2018 festival.

The 2017 Willson Oakville Film Festival showcases and promotes excellent films in all genres (drama, comedies, documentaries, shorts, animation) by Canadian and International filmmakers. The festival will take place in Oakville, Ontario, Canada from Friday, June 23 to Sunday, June 25, 2017.

2017 Submission Guidelines

For all submissions, please provide a screener link to a Vimeo, Youtube, or other online screening platform. If your film is chosen, you must provide a Digital Cinema Package (DCP) of your film for the festival screening. If you do not have a DCP for your film, Oakville Festivals of Film & Art has arranged with CINESEND a discounted rate for DCP creation for all Festival Participants. We will send this information to all chosen filmmakers. NOTE: Short Films (under 15 minutes) that are chosen for the festival can be delivered on BLURAY and we will convert them to DCP for the festival free of charge.

OFFA accepts film submissions from any country, however if the film is a foreign language film, it must have either English subtitles or an English dubbed soundtrack.

Submission Deadlines

  • Earlybird Submissions Deadline: 3 March 2017
  • Regular Submissions Deadline: 3 April 2017
  • All filmmakers will be notified by 30 April 2017

Festival Categories & Fees


Indie or theatrical feature film. Budget 250,000 plus, or less than 250,000.

  • Earlybird Deadline: $8 USD
  • Regular Deadline: $10 USD


Feature or one hour.

  • Earlybird Deadline: $8 USD
  • Regular Deadline: $10 USD


Up to and including 30 minutes. Nothing over 30 minutes.

  • Earlybird Deadline: $4 USD
  • Regular Deadline: $5 USD

Press Materials

Please send any related press materials, including electronic press kits and photos to:

Although due care will be exercised, OFFA cannot assume any liability for damage to submitted materials. Press materials and photos will not be returned.

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