Oakville Film Festival

Celebrating 10 Years of Excellence in 2023!

Early Bird VIP Packages and All Access Passes
available now at the lowest possible price!


OFFA presents Oakville’s only independent film festival each year in June.

The 2023 Oakville Film Festival is celebrating 10 years as Oakville’s only independent film festival and will run from June 21-27th 2023 as a hybrid event.

With mostly live screenings, we will also offer some hybrid and virtual only screenings to accommodate our filmmakers submitting from throughout North America and internationally.

Each year, OFFA highlights International, Canadian and Regional premieres along with independent films, documentaries, and short films.

The 10th annual Oakville Film Festival launches on Wednesday June 21st, which is National Indigenous People’s Day in Canada, with a special GALA evening highlighting Indigenous film, song, and dance, plus the Canadian Premiere of an incredible new film. Other GALAS will feature Canadian and International Premieres, with guests from around the world participating in the festival.

As a special event for our 2023 festival, OFFA will offer a number of virtual screenings of GALA films from past years, giving new members a chance to see past OFFA film favourites, with recent Q&As with directors that can be accessed for the full week of the festival.

For our 10th anniversary, we will also be offering FREE TICKETS to anyone 21 years of age and under (pending availability), to any of our festival screenings at Film.ca. 

As well, all Q&A’s and events will be available as livestreamed events for the June festival.


For our OFFA fans, our VIP FULL Festival pass and ALL-ACCESS PASS, are available to purchase starting March 15th, at the lowest price of the festival.

The VIP pass includes all of the red-carpet Galas (Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday), festival parties, as well as 6 tickets to any live or virtual festival screening of your choice.  The All-Access Pass includes everything the festival has to offer!


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 all festival parties and events, our opening night after party and a swag bag.

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



The VIP pass includes all of the red-carpet Galas (Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday), festival parties, as well as 6 tickets to any live or virtual festival screening of your choice plus access to all parties and events, including the Thursday night After Party, and a swag bag.

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

CA$185.99 CA$165.99


Other Festival Passes and Tickets On Sale May 17th!

On May 17th, you can purchase single tickets to all events including single GALAS and the Double GALA pass, as well as all other ticket passes. With the return to a live festival, we remind you that there is limited seating in our theatres. Some films will

With mostly in-person screenings, we will also offer some hybrid (in-person & virtual) and some virtual only.  Screenings are followed by an IN-PERSON or VIRTUAL Q&A with filmmakers and other guests, that adds so much to your festival experience.

Passes get you the best prices of the festival, and there are several options to ensure there is something for everyone, as below:

  • VIP Red Carpet Pass as above
  • All Access Pass: as above
  • Variety Pass: (one Gala of your choice + 3 film.ca or virtual screenings)
  • 10 Pass this pass allows you ten tickets to any screening at film.ca cinemas, or any virtual offering. )
  • 5 Pass: five tickets to any screening at film.ca cinemas, or any virtual offering.
  • Double GALA pass (for a limited time, from 17th May until 25thMay, you can purchase the Double GALA pass at a discount) This pass allows you two tickets to either our Thursday night or Friday Night GALA, your choice.




The 2023 Oakville Film Festival is happening live in our community and the excitement is building! Venues include the Five Drive In, Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts and film.ca cinemas. The weekend of 24thand 25th June at Film.ca Cinemas includes over 16 films/documentaries/shorts screenings, from 11 am to 11 pm each day. Here, 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 Five Drive In, with our Indigenous Opening Night GALA on National Indigenous Peoples Day.  Thursday 22nd June and Friday 23rd June we have red-carpet GALA events at Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts,  which feature Canadian and International film Premieres along with music, performance, dance, and other festivities.




You will be able to stream some of the films, Q&As, and festival action, either IN-PERSON or VIRTUALLY, from the comfort of your home.  When tickets go live on May17th, you can choose either a virtual or in-person screening if they are available, for the same price.  Virtual screenings will be available from the first date of the festival until the end of June, 2023.  Q&AS will also be livestreamed for all festival events for 2023.





This pass includes both the Thursday evening GALA at OCPA as well as the Friday Canadian Premiere GALA at OCPA. See here for more information.

$89.99  (AVAILABLE 17th MAY)


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

$79.99 (AVAILABLE 17th MAY)


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

$99.99 (AVAILABLE 17th MAY)


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

$59.99 (AVAILABLE 17th MAY)



Purchase single tickets here on 17th May.  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 2023, OFFA is doing a live awards event – more information to come soon! All prizes with the exception of the Audience Choice Awards will be awarded. More information to come!

Friday, June 23 to Sunday, June 25

The Oakville Film Festival Industry Summit brings together film professionals for three days of learning, networking, films, awards, and social events.

This year’s theme is “Connect Collaborate Create”.

Held in beautiful downtown Oakville, our Industry Summit includes a full day of professional development followed by drinks and a BBQ on the patio overlooking the river and marina. Enjoy gala events, film screenings, parties with great food and drink, and our award ceremony with brunch.

Be the first to know about our program and event details.
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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


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:


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