OSIF is proud to once again host the Okanagan Screen Awards.

Taking place in the sunny paradise of Kelowna, BC, Canada; The Okanagan Screen Awards is a red carpet film festival, dedicated to celebrating local Okanagan filmmakers and talent.

We want to put your films and videos on the BIG screen! We know there's a trove of great local content out there waiting to be discovered.

We are looking for submissions from Okanagan/Thompson/Nicola/Kootenay productions ONLY. As well as submissions for Canadian made short narrative films

Categories include:

• Feature Narrative • Feature Documentary
• Short Narrative (Local) • Short Documentary
• Short Narrative (Canada Wide) • Student Short Films
• Music Videos • Commercials
• Fashion/Model Videos • Action Sports
• Experimental Content • Animation
• Wedding/Engagement Videos

Don't see a category that your project fits into? Contact us!

All projects must have been completed between 2020 - 2024.

The Okanagan Screen Awards will be held on March 2, 2024. The festival will consist of multiple blocks of local film and video screenings, a 'Best of Canada' short film block, an awards show, and after party!

Best Feature Narrative Film
Best Short Narrative Film (Local)
Best of Canada Short Film
Best Student Film
Best Feature Doc
Best Short Doc
Best Music Video
Best Commercial Video
Best Animation
Best Wedding / Engagement Video
Best Fashion / Model Video
Best Action Sports Video
Best Experimental Video

Additionally each category may award individual prizes (cinematography, editing, audio, acting, etc.)


Local Okanagan and surrounding areas projects only - you must reside within the Okanagan/Thompson/Nicola/Kootenay Regions to enter (Kelowna, Vernon, Penticton, Osoyoos, Salmon Arm, Revelstoke, Kamloops, Merritt, Trail, Nelson, Cranbrook, etc). Please inquire if outside or close to surrounding area.

*Projects must contain a majority of local cast/crew, and principal shooting must be within the above areas*

Canadian based film directors and producers may enter our Short Narrative (Canada wide) category.

**OSIF Member Discounts on Entry Fees Available. If you are an OSIF member (www.osif.org/membership), please inquire to get discount code before submitting.**

Please only submit your project to only one category. If submitted to multiple, we will choose the best category to send to judges as we see fit, and no refund will be given for the other categories entered. If you are unsure which category you should enter, please contact us!

Films not in English language must have English subtitles.

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

All films must have been completed between 2020 and 2024.

All film selections will be notified, and will be required to provide a HD or 4K .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 understands that there will be many submissions, and only a certain amount of screen time available. Not all submissions will be picked to screen at the event.

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

Overall Rating
  • Best Team Ever, with Ultimate Vibes.

    March 2024
  • We had a tremendous time in Kelowna at the OSA's! A full day of screenings and an elaborate awards gala concluded the day. A great event! Thanks for having us, OSIF.

    March 2024
  • Amazing Festival! Had a wonderful time meeting other filmmakers like me & watching our work in the big screen!

    March 2023
  • Robin Martin

    Thank you very much for putting together such a great local event! Loved to be part of it, thanks for the selections and Best story award for our short doc! See you next year

    March 2023
  • John Calder

    I enjoyed this festival. There was a great selection of films and it was fun connecting with others in the local film community.

    March 2023