Oakville Film Festival …RETURNING TO LIVE EVENTS FOR 2022!
Tickets and packages are available now!

OFFA presents Oakville’s only independent film festival – the Oakville Film Festival – each year in June.  The 2022 festival, June 22-28th, will kick off as a HYBRID event, with mostly live screenings, several HYBRID screenings,  and some virtual only events that are available internationally.

The 9th annual Oakville Film Festival boasts over 100 films over 7 days, including Canadian and regional premieres, independent films, documentaries, and short films.  Make sure you stay for the Q&A after each film screening to elevate your film fest experience with direct audience access with artists and filmmakers.  Some films are available both live, and virtually.

All virtual screenings will be available to screen until Wednesday 29th June at midnight, and will be available to screen for 48 hours once you begin watching them.

Festival Winners

Festival Guide


Masking is encouraged but not required.  Masks will be available onsite for guests.

Film venues will be adhering to the Town of Oakville COVID policies which can be found here:



For our OFFA fans, we have different ticket packages that can be purchased now, as well, you can purchase single tickets to all events including single GALAS and the Double GALA pass which includes the Thursday and Friday night GALAS. With the return to a live festival, we remind you that there is limited seating in our theatres. Some films will be available both LIVE and VIRTUALLY, other films will only be available live; others will have only virtual screenings. Screenings are followed by a LIVE or VIRTUAL Q&A with filmmakers and other guests, that adds so much to your festival experience.  Note that most films are only available LIVE for 2022, a limited selection will be available either virtually or live, and some films will only be available as virtual screenings.


Passes get you the best prices of the festival, and you can purchase the passes below:

  • VIP Red Carpet Pass
  • All Access Pass
  • Variety Pass
  • 10 Pass
  • 5 Pass
  • Double GALA pass (for a limited time, until 25th May, you can purchase the Double GALA pass at a discount)
  • Ukrainian Arts Festival Gala Fundraiser (Saturday, June 25th)


Single Tickets and GALAS- Single tickets for both Film.ca screenings and OCPA screenings are now live!

OFFA 2022 is happening live in our community! Venues include film.ca cinemas for the two-day festival (16 films/documentaries/shorts screening packages) on Saturday and Sunday June 25th and 26th, from 11 am to 11 pm each day you can watch some of the best films of the year, curated specially for you by our programming team. GALA events are available at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, beginning with our Opening Night GALA Thursday 23rd June at 730 pm, followed by our Friday evening GALA CANADIAN Premiere.


An Evening to Celebrate Ukrainian Arts and Culture featuring: Chantal Kreviazuk in support of the Ukrainian World Foundation.

As the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues, Oakville Festivals of Film and Art, the Ukrainian World Foundation, Zirkova Vodka, and Chantal Kreviazuk, are doing their part to support relief efforts for our friends in Ukraine.

As part of the 9th Annual Oakville Film Festival, this GALA fundraiser will occur on Saturday, 25th June at 7 pm ET, at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts.

This festival features authentic Ukrainian film, performance, dance, and art, and funds raised will go towards emergency medical and humanitarian support, to help the brave civilian volunteers in Ukraine as they fight for freedom. A live auction, and an auction of local Ukrainian art, will raise further funds to support the cause. Find out more and buy tickets here.



You will be able to stream some of the films, Q&As, and festival action, either LIVE or VIRTUALLY, from the comfort of your home.  When tickets go live 17 May, you can choose either a virtual or live screening if they are available, for the same price.  Virtual screenings will be available from the date of screening to the end of the festival on Wednesday 23 June at midnight.

All Access Pass

This pass gives you access to all screenings – galas at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, screenings at Film.Ca Cinemas and virtual screenings, plus access to our opening night after party and a swag bag.

Includes early access to book your tickets before the public, from May 13th!

Price: $600

VIP Pass

This pass gives you access to our Thursday and Friday night galas at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, FIVE tickets to screenings at Film.Ca Cinemas or virtual screenings of your choice, plus access to our opening night after party and a swag bag.

Includes early access to book your tickets before the public, from May 13th!

Price: $165.99

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This pass includes both the Thursday evening GALA at OCPA as well as the Friday Canadian Premiere GALA at OCPA. It does NOT include the Women Who Give GALA Saturday night at OCPA tickets for this must be purchased separately as it is a charity fundraiser for Ukraine. See here for more information.

Price: $89.99

Variety Pass

Admission to one gala of your choice plus 3 tickets redeemable to any Film.Ca or online screenings.

Price: $79.99

Pick 10 Pass

TEN tickets to be used on Film.Ca or online screenings.

Price: $99.99

Pick 5 Pass

FIVE tickets to be used on Film.Ca or online screenings.

Price: $59.99

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An Evening to Celebrate Ukrainian Arts and Culture featuring: Chantal Kreviazuk in support of the Ukrainian World Foundation.


Purchase single tickets here. If you have already purchased a pass, you can redeem your tickets by going into your Eventive account using the password you used to set up the account and redeem your tickets. Instructions for how to do this are on our Faq page.


The festival brings global film makers to our amazing community, either in person, or through virtual live or pre-taped Q&As that allow you to interact with the filmmakers.

Each year, OFFA hosts a juried award competition to recognize exceptional film makers, and an Audience Choice Award. For 2022, OFFA is doing a live awards event at Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts at 3:00-4:00 pm on Saturday, 25th June, which will be free, and available to everyone. All prizes with the exception of the Audience Choice Awards will be awarded. More information to come!


An Industry Summit for the Canadian Film Industry and local filmmakers will be held on FRIDAY 24th JUNE at the Oakville Powerboat Club in  Oakville, from 9 am to 5 pm. Information for this Industry Summit is available here. All events will be live streamed in case you are unable to attend, making the summit widely available to anyone who wants to participate, including filmmakers from across Canada and around the world who are unable to be with us for the live event. You must register for the LIVE INDUSTRY SUMMIT. Information on the event and a registration link are here.

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

Check out our 2022 film line-up here!

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