Okanagan IndieFest - The sunny Okanagan's premiere, red-carpet, short film, short doc, music video, and animation festival!

Taking place in the sunny paradise of Kelowna, BC, Canada; The Okanagan IndieFest is an international film festival dedicated to celebrating the artists participating while promoting the art of independent storytelling itself.

We are looking for all filmmakers with short films, short docs, music videos, and short animations to submit their films in this year's festival.

In our first expanded year of multiple screenings, we will be holding different screening blocks throughout the day:
- Local Filmmaker's Gala - Celebrating the Best Shorts, Docs, Music Videos, & Animation from the Okanagan Valley.
- Canada & International Short Films
- Canada & International Documentary, Lifestyle and Fashion

Our motto is: "Celebrating storytelling however a story is told"

Best Overall Film, Best Local Film, Best Doc, Best Music Video, Best Animation, & People's Choice Award.

Individual Awards:
Best Acting, Best Cinematography, Best Story, Best Audio, Best Production Design, Best Make-Up/Special FX, & Best Post-Production Visual Effects.


Local Short Narrative, Documentary, Music Video, & Animation - Okanagan Based Shorts Only - 20 Mins Max.

Canada & International Short Narrative Films, Documentaries, Music Videos & Animations - Open Worldwide - 20 Mins Max.

OSIF 'Pro' Member Discounts on Entry Fees Available. Please Inquire to get code.

Films not in English language must have English subtitles.

No premiere requirements, and films may already be available online.

All film selections will be notified, and will be required to provide a HD .MOV or .MP4 of the film.

Selected films will only be screened once on the event date.

Selected films wishing not to use their 'Official Premiere', can request to screen as a 'Preview', but will not be eligible for any awards.

Selected films won't be uploaded or shared online without the submitter's prior permission unless already released online and public.

Submitter grants us authorization to show elements, still images or film extracts, of the entered film for promotional purposes if required.

Submitter agrees they have read and understood all the terms and conditions, rules and guidelines before submitting a project.

Overall Rating
  • Excellent festival! Great venue at the heart of Kelowna, fantastic program and fantastic films. Was very humbled to play next to so many other amazing films!

    July 2018
  • Matthew J. Blecha

    Couldn't be happier! Was a great festival! Everything about it was excellent. Highly recommend it. Thanks, everyone for a great time!

    July 2018
  • Unfortunately, I was not able to attend the festival. Great communication. It was an honor for my music video "The Letting Go" to be selected.

    July 2018
  • This is such a great festival!! Lots of good people, some outstanding films and a great chance to meet new people!! I will definitely keep entering films in this one!! I've been to it 3 years and it gets better and better each year!!!

    July 2018
  • Melinda Friedman

    What fun! A genuinely friendly and engaged crowd of film lovers made this festival a fun event. Good communication throughout and a lovely spot near the Kelowna waterfront. Thumbs up!

    July 2018