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 Brunch 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 two months of submission is FREE TO ALL SHORT FILM MAKERS. (Sept 1-Oct 31) 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 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

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

• 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.
• 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.

Overall Rating
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    Giulio Manicardi

    Lovely, lovely festival filled with international directors and a quality selection from all over the world. The staff was kind and curteous and the atmosphere was professional and fun.

    June 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much!! What a pleasure to have your film!!!

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    Jim Zounis

    Even though I couldn't attend the event, it was a great honour to have my film accepted and to participate in the Okotoks Film Festival, Thank you all.

    June 2017
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    Response from festival:

    The honour was your film!! :)

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    Adam Losurdo

    Although I could not attend, it was an honor to be selected and to take part of this year's lineup. They were very helpful and easy to communicate with. Thumbs up to all involved!

    June 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Hopefully you can attend another year!!!