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Please join us for OFFA’s 2nd Annual International Women’s Day Screening Series!

(sponsored by Capstick, McCollum & Associates, Charity Partner Women United, and Community Partner Cowbell Brewing Co.)
Mothering Sunday Poster
Quickening Poster
Alice Movie Poster
Carmen Poster

Enjoy Craft Beer, Music and a Movie!

OFFA has curated a diverse line-up of exceptional films helmed by four talented female directors, from Canada and around the world including Canada, Malta, the USA, and the UK. These films highlight the official themes for #IWD 2022, which are #BreaktheBias, and gender equality.  In partnership with United Way Halton/Hamilton – Women United, advocates for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community.

OFFA offers four diverse stories that span 100 years of women’s struggles and achievements, offering intimate, personal stories that reflect on important social issues in our communities.    Highlights include the challenges faced by new immigrants, particularly young women and their families adapting to life in Canada; issues faced by BIPOC communities confronting racism (Alice and Quickening), as well as ageism, sexism, class structure, and gender equality (Mothering Sunday and Carmen).  All films feature Q&A’s with the Directors, and others from the films, many live, following the screenings. The event is sponsored by Capstick McCollum and Associates.

Enjoy a Performance with Your Film!

To compliment this year’s IWD Film Series, OFFA will include four musical performances. Each of the four screenings will open with their own featured musician(s) performing a curated song for the film. OFFA is pleased to present sponsored performances by Cellist -Hyun-Young Yu from the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra, Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist – Natasha Meister, Actress/Singer/Song writer – Simone MCQ, and the harmonies from the north shores of Ontario group Women In Song – Patty Dunlop, Lois O’Hanley-Jones and Debbie Rivard.


Women with Cello

Hyun-Young Ju
Mothering Sunday


Natasha Meister


Simone MCQ

Group of three on road

Women In Song

Q&As Moderator


Liza Fromer
Q&As Moderator for the Virtual Screenings

In-Person Screening Information

Mothering Sunday – (Drama, Director Eva Husson, UK, 2021) Thursday 3 March 7:30 pm LIVE at (content warning: this film includes nudity and sexuality) This film will be accompanied by a LIVE musical performance.

For this screening, ticket holders will need to present proof of vaccination to enter the theatre, and be required to wear a mask, unless consuming purchased popcorn and/or drinks or sampling Cowbell craft beer.

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Virtual Screenings (for full descriptions simply click on the links provided)

Quickening – 10th March 7:30 pm– (Drama, Director Sheridan Alumni Haya Waseem, Canada, 2021) available on our Eventive Platform for 7 days to watch (48 hours once you begin watching)

Alice17th March 7:30 pm – (Thriller, Director Krystin Ver Linden, USA, 2022) available on our Eventive Platform for 7 days to watch (48 hours once you begin watching)

Carmen24th March 7:30pm (Drama/Comedy) Director Valerie Buhagiar, Canada/Malta, 2021) available on our Eventive Platform for 7 days to watch (48 hours once you begin watching)

Craft Beer, Music and a Movie!

Sit back and enjoy a drink with your films. There are 3 craft beer packages to choose from. 10% of each purchase will be donated to Women United.

Oakville Film Festival's IWD
Cowbell Movie Night Package


4 Cans
1 Smooth Sailing 473ml
1 Hazy Days 473ml
1 Nitro Stout 473ml
1 Peach Cider
1 Package of Beer Nuts
2 Koozie

Oakville Film Festival's IWD
Cowbell Party Package


8 Cans
2 Smooth Sailing 473ml
2 Hazy Days 473ml
2 Nitro Stout 473ml
2 Peach Cider
2 Package of Beer Nuts
1 S’Mores Candle

Oakville Film Festival's IWD
Cowbell Movie Month Package


24 Cans
6 Smooth Sailing 473ml
6 Hazy Days 473ml
6 Nitro Stout 473ml
6 Peach Cider
2 Package of Beer Nuts
1 S’Mores Candle


Capstick McCollum & Associates Logo

Tracy Capstick and Amanda McCollum are two amazing female Accountants who started their own accounting firm, Capstick McCollum, and have been OFFA sponsors for four years. Capstick McCollum offers a full suite of accounting and taxation services tailored to everyone’s personal and business needs.  Their knowledgeable and professional invest the time to understand the strengths, challenges and goals facing you and your business.

Charity Partner

Women United Graphic Square

As an integral part of United Way, Women United advocates for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community.  Women United are a diverse, vibrant community, bound together by the powerful sense of belonging – to each other, to the organization’s mission, and to the communities we call home. Their powerful network of women leaders stand united against the most critical issues facing our Halton & Hamilton communities. For more information, visit

or contact

Community Partner

Cowbell Brewing Co Logo

Cowbell Brewing Co. is Canada’s destination craft brewery and features an award-winning, state-of-the-art brewing facility, accessible, family-friendly restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating, beer garden, retail store, and entertainment spaces. Current product offerings include premium craft beer, cider and seltzers, apparel, barware, gift items, accessories, and a collection of Cowbell-inspired food products. Cowbell brands are available across Ontario through the LCBO, The Beer Store, licensees, grocery stores, Cowbell General Store and Online.

Cowbell Brewing Co. Supporting OFFA & Women United!

Cowbell Brewery is offering “Craft Beer, Music and a Movie” entertainment packages to supporters of the IWD screening series. For each package sold, Cowbell will donate 10% of proceeds to Women United. Onsite beer sampling at tbc.

Learn more about Cowbell  here.

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