11th Annual Oakville Film Festival:

Celebrating 11 Years of Film and Culture in our Community

ALL TICKETS ON SALE NOW! PASS DISCOUNT EXTENDED TO 25th MAY!

The 2024 Oakville Film Festival is celebrating 11 years as Oakville’s only independent film festival and will run from June 19th – 25th 2024.  Over 7 days, The Oakville Film Festival presents 104 specially curated Canadian, local, and international narrative and documentary films, as well as short films and web series.  OFFA celebrates cinema with GALAS, parties, music and entertainment, and star appearances from the worlds of film and culture.  A selection of films are available online only during the festival.  Check out the virtual catalogue here and the Festival Press Release here.

SINGLE TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

The film list is available here.  There are 19 feature films and documentaries, as well as 84 short films from Canada and around the world,  something for everyone!  Single GALA tickets are available for $35.99 (plus taxes), and single Film.Ca tickets are $12.99 (plus taxes). Simply click on the film you are interested in to purchase tickets. For the best pricing on all events, you should purchase one of our passes below, on sale until 25th May. Any questions? Check out our FAQ page here.

FESTIVAL LAUNCH WEDNESDAY 19th JUNE
FREE Family-Friendly Launch Event in Towne Square Oakville
6 pm – 11 pm.

New for 2024, the festival launches with a FREE family friendly event and outdoor screening in Towne Square, Oakville, on Wednesday 19th June from 6 pm to 11 pm, sponsored by STAPLES and CHCH.

OFFA is working with Staples, CHCH, Event Partner Film.Ca Cinemas, Active ParentsHave More Fun, and The True Inclusion Foundation of Canada to help create a fun, exciting and inclusive event for families.  CHCH will have their marketing and event team on site,  Staples will provide a Learn and Play Table, and OFFA will have a Name That Movie Game. The event is followed by a special outdoor screening of the hit family comedy, Honey I Shrunk the Kids,starring Rick Moranis and Marcia Strassman, in Towne Square beginning at 9pm. This event is FREE no tickets are needed. The screening is first come, first serve for space, and you will have to bring your own lawn chairs or blankets for the outdoor screening. Popcorn and water will be provided.  NO TICKET IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT. More information can be found here.

Thursday Night 20th June EY Gala (Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts) The Canadian Premiere of the Incredible, Canadian Film Kipkemboi!

OFFA and EY host the Thursday night GALA at Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, with the Canadian Premiereof Director Charles Uwagbai’s uplifting film, Kipkemboi, A Kenya/Canada co-production that tells the story of a teenaged African math genius who brings the world financial markets to its knees. The GALA begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be attended by Canadian/Nigerian Director Charles Uwagbai, Producer Leonard Farlinger, Thamela Mpumiwana, Elsie Chidera Abang,  and others from the film.  The film will be preceded by a special choreographed performance. Buy single GALA tickets here.  For those with VIP RED CARPET passes, there will be an AFTER PARTY to follow the event with hors d’oeuvres and drinks provided, where you can meet this incredible team.  Get your VIP Red Carpet pass here.

Friday Night 21st June 7:30 pm: GALA For National Indigenous Peoples Day (Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts). The Eastern Canadian Premiere of the One-of-a-Kind Indigenous Comedy, The Great Salish Heist !

The OFFA Friday night GALA is the Eastern Canadian Premiere of the action-packed Indigenous “heist” comedy, The Great Salish Heist, in which a down-on-his-luck First Nations Archeologist seeking redemption teams up with a group of misfits from the Rez to break into a museum and reclaim sacred artifacts that rightfully belong to their people. The Great Salish Heist delivers comedy, action and a deeper message about stolen Indigenous artifacts, and their rightful place. The film includes a Q&A with Director/Co-writer and star Darrell Dennis, Co-writers and Producers Leslie D Bland and Harold Joe (the story is based on archaeological work producer Harold Joe has been involved with for the Cowichan and neighbouring nations, helping repatriate items stolen from First Nations.) Also attending are actors Craig Lauzon, Jake Labow, Ashley Callingbull, and Andrea Menard, as well as academy-award nominee Graham Greene. The film will be preceded by a vocal and instrumental performance from award-winning Métis singer/songwriter, Andrea Menard (who is also in the film) Event will be preceded by a pre-festival screening party accessible to VIP Red Carpet Passholders, filmmakers, Sponsors, and by special invitation. Get your GALA tickets here.

OFFA Event Partner Film.Ca Cinemas Screenings All Weekend Long 22-24 June

The festival continues into the weekend, 22 and 23 June, with film screenings all weekend long at our Event Partner, Film.Ca Cinemas in Oakville. Over 50 specially curated feature films, documentaries, short films, and web series will be screened from 11 am to 11 pm both days, with many special events, and Q&AS planned! See film list for more information and get tickets here.

For the ultimate festival experience, we recommend our Red Carpet VIP pass,  which gives you access to all GALA screenings and parties, including a Swag Bag and OFFA Designer T-Shirt. This is available 15% off regular price until 25th May.

Price: $158.09
(Lowest Price of the festival!)

The VIP pass also gives you 6 tickets of your choice to any live or virtual festival screening of your choice.  Purchase now and get 15% off the price of this pass!

VIP RED CARPET

The Red Carpet VIP pass includes:

  • Both red-carpet Galas at Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts (OCPA) Thursday 20 June, and Friday 21 June
  • 6 tickets to any festival screening of your choice.
  • Exclusive access to all parties and events, including the Thursday night Gala After Party and Friday night pre-event cocktail party
  • A swag bag
  • 2024 Oakville Film Festival custom-designed t-shirt.

NOTE: this is the only pass that allows party access.

Includes early access to book your tickets before the public, starting MAY 13th, plus a special invitation to the OFFA launch event.

$185.99
(price goes back up 25th May)


 

OTHER PASSES AVAILABLE NEW FOR 2024

NEW FOR 2024: THE MOVIE LOVER PASS

Includes 2 tickets to any screening at Film.Ca Cinemas.
Price: $20 (plus taxes)

THE SHARE PASS

Choose 5 tickets to any Film.Ca screening and share with anyone!
Price: $49.99 (+ taxes)

GALA PLUS PASS

Admission to ONE gala of your choice plus THREE tickets redeemable to any Film.Ca or online screenings. Buy now to get 15% off this very popular pass until 25th May.

$79.99

DOUBLE GALA PASS

This pass includes both the EY Thursday evening GALA at OCPA as well as the Friday GALA for National Indigenous Peoples Day at OCPA.  You can buy one of each, or two tickets for the same GALA, so it’s shareable. Buy now before the discount ends 25th May.

$69.99


 

SINGLE TICKETS + SINGLE GALA TICKETS

The film list is available here.  Single GALA tickets are available for $35.99 (plus taxes), and single Film.Ca tickets are $12.99 (plus taxes). The film list is available here.  Simply click on the film you are interested in to purchase tickets. Any questions? Check out our FAQ page here.

JURY AWARDS EVENT LIVE FOR 2024

The festival brings global filmmakers 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, as well as an Audience Choice Award. For 2024, OFFA is doing a live awards event on Saturday 22nd June during the festival at Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts.  All prizes with the exception of the Audience Choice Awards will be awarded at this event. Ten awards are given out. Details to come!

OFFA INDUSTRY SUMMIT: THREE DAYS OF NETWORKING/PANELS/INDUSTRY ACCESS. LIVE FOR 2024!
Thursday 20 June to Saturday 22 June

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 “It Takes a Village: Financing Your Film”

Held in beautiful downtown Oakville, our Industry Summit includes an introductory networking brunch for participating filmmakers Thursday 20th June at 12 noon (sponsored by Staples), plus a full day of professional development Friday 21 June, at the Oakville Powerboat Club.  This event features four moderated panels focused on financing and filmmaking for emerging/intermediate level filmmakers, hosted by established industry professionals. The full day is free to all participating filmmakers, and includes breakfast and lunch, followed by drinks and a barbecue on the patio overlooking the river and marina. All participants receive a ticket to the Friday Canadian GALA for National Indigenous Peoples Day.

Be the first to know about our program and event details: Subscribe to our Industry Newsletter.

For specific questions about the Industry Summit please contact us at offaindustrysummit24@gmail.com

This festival is top notch. From the networking to the screenings to the workshops and food this is put on by people in the industry who love and appreciate filmmaking! Thank you so much for having the Hadlee projects as part of your festival! We met so many amazing friends and contacts which would not have been possible without this festival. Thank you from The Hadlee team

– Christie R. Kennedy

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

Phenomenal festival! I had the pleasure of virtually attending OFFA last year. Wendy and her team did an incredible job organizing and communicating with us. I felt very welcomed and included throughout the festival. It’s beautiful when you truly feel supported and nurtured by a festival. Thank you, OFFA!

– Alexis Duran

What an amazing experience!
I feel honored that my filmed had live and online screenings on this great festival!
Tori, Cynthia and the whole team at OFFA were always there for any possible question and they always informed the participants for every stage of the festival.
I had the chance to meet some amazing people, and even had the opportunity to attend a short Q&A interview about my film.
By far my favorite festival, hope to take part again in the future!
Thanks OFFA!

– Christopher Anagnostopoulos

What a fantastic festival! Wonderful lineup, great communications, and very welcoming organizers. They managed to put together an extraordinary festival even in the midst of a pandemic. I can’t recommend this festival enough and very much hope we can experience it in person someday soon! — Team Gosia@Tomek

– Christine Jezior (Germany)

Great communication and fantastic experience. The team at OFFA were always clear and concise with what they needed and always kept the filmmakers well informed. I screened my short film on the gala evening and it was well attended and met with a great response. One person in the audience said “well that was dark” which is exactly the response I wanted. Would apply again in an instant.

– Mark Delotinville

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

REVIEWS

Thank you OFFA 10. We were thrilled to be a part of this years event. It was an incredible experience. The film selection was terrific. The Industry day was excellent and well received and the studio tour and lounge for film makers was a very nice touch. Thank you for a rewarding and memorable few days. Thanks to Wendy and her incredible team and to the volunteers and all the sponsors who helped to make this happen.

– David Peck

I was so honoured to have my short film Demon Box screen at the Oakville Film Festival’s tenth edition. Wendy, Tori and their incredible team of staff and volunteers work tireless to foster a wonderful sense of community for the filmmakers and the attendees. Each of the many screenings I attended was overflowing with enthusiastic and engaged audiences. This fest strikes a lovely balance between cinema creators and cinema lovers. The location is picturesque. Thoughtful Industry panels round out the experience – making this a must attend event.

– Sean Wainsteim

What a great festival ! I never saw a team so involved in the preparation of a festival. They contact you to schedule online meeting to talk about your film, they offer you filmmakers passes and friends&family tickets, they also organize the OFFA’s Industry Summit to increase networking opportunities. You can feel that OFFA’s Team loves Cinema and that’s what makes a really great festival for film lovers. I’m very proud that my short film was screened for the 10 years edition.

– Cyril Masson

So great to be part of this amazing film festival once again! Wendy and her awesome team and volunteers really made us feel welcome and put together a fantastic experience for all the filmmakers and audiences! We were very proud to bring our short doc “The Moviegoer” to Oakville and give the film festival the highest recommendation possible! Congrats to everyone at the Oakville Film Festival!

– Ross Munro

This was our first real festival and it was a blast. Wendy and the team put together several fun nights filled with drinks and music, fantastic films, plenty of networking opportunities, drinks and music 🙂
I might produce another film just so I can submit it to OFFA again!

– Cliff Redford

This festival was a such pleasure to be a part of. The Industry day produced some the best panels I’ve attended at any festival or industry market (at a gorgeous venue), the networking opportunities were great, the food was delicious and I’m so happy to have done the studio tour. Couldn’t have asked or a better experience.

– Tee Schneider

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