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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.

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

Ryan M

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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