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OAFF issues call for Indigenous filmmakers—deadline October 9, 2020

By Apartment613 on September 30, 2020




Ottawa Adventure Film Festival is seeking Indigenous filmmakers and/or creators of films concerning Indigenous topics who would be interested in submitting their work to be showcased in OAFF 2020 this November. They are especially interested in local and Canadian films.

Here’s what the festival organizers have to say:

“Adventure isn’t just about action. Adventure films cover the stories of people stepping out of their comfort zone – stories about the outdoors, culture, and personal reflection. We want to feature a variety of films that demonstrate the different experiences people have with the outdoors and how it influences their way of life.

The unique experiences of Indigenous communities are the cornerstone of North America and reflect an appreciation for the land that is unlike any other community. Whether it be the stories of individuals, a collective, the youth, the elderly, or anything in between, we want to see Indigenous stories on the big screen and provide a platform for others to appreciate them as well.

Your film will be featured during our nine-day festival located in the National Capital Region of Canada, with screenings taking place at the historic Mayfair theatre as well as the University of Ottawa. Although the emphasis is on film, we also incorporate art, music, and comedy into our festival, creating a well-rounded event supporting the community that makes all of this possible.”

Film submissions are through FilmFreeway. Please email festival director Mike McKay  directly if you have any questions.

For more information on the Ottawa Adventure Film Festival, please visit their website.