Oakville Film Festival…Meet the World Online in 2021

OFFA presents Oakville’s only independent film festival – the Oakville Film Festival – each year in June.  The once 3-day festival has now expanded to a full week for 2021 and will kick off as a fully digital festival.  The 8th annual Oakville Film Festival occurs from June 23-29th, 2021.

We have 100 films over 7 days, including Canadian and regional premieres, feature films, documentaries, and short films, some available to world audiences.  Make sure you stay for the Q&A after each film screening to elevate your film fest experience with direct audience access with artists, actors, and filmmakers. Live Q&As give you the chance to interact with filmmakers, actors, and special guests in real time.

You will be able to stream all the films, Q&As, and festival action from the comfort of your home.  Most of these screenings will also be available for 7 days to be watched anytime that fits your preference including the recorded Q&A.  NOTE: Some screenings are limited to either 24 or 48 hours.

Local Goes Global

The festival brings global film makers to our amazing community.  Alternatively, we invite our long-time supporters to embrace virtual and to take our local festival global by inviting family and friends from around the world to enjoy a film screening together. You can purchase an International pass which gives you access to 56 of the films screening at the festival.

Each year, OFFA hosts a juried award competition to recognize exceptional film makers, as well an Audience Choice Award, where the audience gets to decide! You can vote for your festival favourites after each film on our screening platform. When the film is finished, you will be offered a chance to rate your films out of five. Make sure to vote for both the features and documentaries, and the short films.

TICKETS

Save the dates:  June 23-29, 2021.   All passes and single tickets are available now!

For our OFFA fans and members, we have FIVE ticket packages available, including a Multiculturalism Day Pass that gives you access to all of our films for Multiculturalism Day, which is Sunday 27th June.

All Access Pass

$135

This pass gives you access to all virtual festival screenings, Q&AS.

10 Pass

$90

This pass gives you access to ten screenings and Q&AS of your choice.

5 Pass

$50

This pass gives you access to five screenings and Q&AS of your choice.

Multiculturalism Day Pass

$50

Purchase a Multiculturalism Day pass to get access to all films on Sunday 27 June, and $10 from each pass purchased goes to ZONTA International

International Pass

$50

This pass gives you access to Gosia@Tomek, Woman in Car and all of our shorts programmes – everything in the festival that is available for viewing outside of Canada.

All Access Pass

Check out our All Access pass options.   Prior to COVID, the three-day festival included two gala screenings typically accompanied by performance, dance, and art shows, all structured thematically to support our film events.  After the festival,  we hope to work with the local drive-in, or Film.ca (your local theatre)  to deliver outdoor and socially-distanced screenings so our amazing OFFA community can meet safely. These events will be scheduled as stand-alone events but will occur after the festival due to pandemic restrictions. Stay tuned for more information on Drive In offerings!

OFFA Industry Summit 2021- Calling all filmmakers! OFFA’s annual Industry Summit is on until the end of June. Click here for more information. All free events!

In the tough year of COVID-19, the Oakville Film Festival did an amazing job of pivoting to virtual, keeping their commitment to filmmakers and their audience. Wendy and her team continue to deliver a top-notch local festival. I recommend Oakville Film Festival and I will definitely participate again.

– Cathleen MacDonald

This was my first festival experience on the filmmaker side, I’ve had a few as an actor, and the experience with Oakville Film Festival could not have been a better start. The weekly workshops leading up to the festival were educational, communication great, and the people are kind and helpful.

– Ryan Northcott

Thanks for everything and congratulations for still making it possible despite new measures.. it was such a pride to be selected by you guys to premiere my movie in Canada

– Thomas Gailhard

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Check out our 2021 film line-up here!

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