Okotoks Film Festival

The Okotoks Film Festival is a three day international festival to be held annually in the town of Okotoks. (located in Alberta, Canada just south of Calgary) We will be offering films in a wide variety of genres to reach a extensive audience.

Workshops will be run during the festival. Selected film will be given two artist festival passes, which give free access to all screenings and workshops during the festival, and 6 tickets to the screening of their film. Filmmakers of selected film will also be invited to attend a Filmmaker Lunch on the Saturday of the Festival.

We are looking for films in ANY GENRE for our general screenings. We also have two specialized screenings with specific genre needs. These genres are Children's short films and Experimental/Horror short films.

The first month of submission is FREE TO ALL SHORT FILM MAKERS. (Sept 1-Sept 30) Submission is always free to films from the Municipal District of Foothills No. 31. If you believe your film qualifies as a Foothills Film (made in or by filmmakers from the Municipal District of Foothills No. 31) please e-mail info@okotoksfilmfestival.ca for information on how to submit.

O.F.F. also runs a 48 hour film making challenge. For more information visit our website.

Mandate: Bringing a world of culture, entertainment, and artists to Okotoks; while showcasing those already here

Awards & Prizes
Best Picture - $1000CAN
Audience Choice - $1000CAN
Best Cinematography
Best Performance
Best Art Direction
Best Overall Sound
Best Editing
Best Screenplay
Best Animation

Rules & Terms
• Filmmakers are responsible to securing ALL copyright clearance to film content.
• Completed works only. If selected the festival will only accept the same film as was submitted and not an updated version.
• Films should be completed after Jan 1, 2015
• OFF has no premier status requirements. Films shown prior to the festival or films online are welcome to submit.
• Films in a language other than English are required to provide English subtitles.
Only 3 films will be watched from one director by our programmers, please do not submit more than 3 films from one director. If more than 3 films are submitted films will be disqualified at random until only 3 remain.
• Absolutely NO pornographic or Illegal content will be tolerated.
• Film makers are responsible for submitted material. Make sure your screener or DVD works and that no spelling mistakes are made.
• Submissions are Non-refundable
• Submission DVD will not be returned.


Films from the Washington Film Festival screening at the World Film Fair