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'Full Time on Video Island' by Noah Engel, USA. 5 min.

Mirror Mountain Film Festival announces 2019 lineup—07.26.19 & 07.27.19

By Greggory Clark on June 28, 2019



Organizers of the Mirror Mountain Film Festival announced their 2019 program this week. It’s a lineup of features, shorts, music videos, live performances and interactive media art. Showcasing original independent works from Ottawa-Gatineau and around the world, MMFF also commissions one-of-a-kind live performances by media artists and local musicians, which this year includes a collab between Novusolis and VJ Cinetik.

Nine screenings take place in Arts Court Theatre and a program of discussion panels, Q&As, and an interactive game installation will be presented in the festival lounge (Arts Court Studio).

‘165708’ by Josephine Massarella, Canada, 2017, 7 min.


  • In Cold Dark: Festival-goers get an exclusive first look at this point-and-click sci-fi adventure game that’s free to play in the MMFF festival lounge all weekend. July 26–27.
  • Local Heroes: Ottawa-Gatineau talent is the spotlight in this screening of eight stunning short films. July 26 at 7pm.
  • Novusolis + VJ Cinetik: A live music and film performance that plunges viewers into a meditative remix of water landscapes filtered through the lens of archival home movies. July 26 at 9pm.
  • Riplist: What’s a celebrity deadpool? This funny and thought-provoking documentary follows a group of friends who get together and draft celebrities they think might die. July 27 at 10pm.
  • Strange Hours: A series of late-night cult/weird short films. July 26 at 10pm.
  • International Selections: Some of the best contemporary independent filmmaking in the world is on display in this year’s selection of short films, including drama, dance, music videos, and more. July 27 at 2pm.
  • Lines Drawn: Mirror Mountain’s animation showcase of a dozen international shorts. July 27 at 6pm.

Mirror Mountain Film Festival screenings take place at Arts Court Theatre (2 Daly Ave) from July 26–27, 2019. Tickets cost $10 and a festival pass is $25. Visit for the complete lineup and schedule.