The Ottawa Adventure Film Festival is the first of its kind in Eastern Canada featuring adventure films from across the globe. Come out and celebrate the world of adventure with the vibrant Ottawa adventure community.

Our region has an enthusiastic and supportive outdoor community that has sold out all of our screenings at the iconic Mayfair Theatre in our first two years.

Each film submitted is viewed by a team of organizers and then judged by a panel of community leaders. Selected films are promoted through social media, radio, and television.

Prestige - Best in Show
Breathtaker - Best Short
Changemaker -Spirit of Change
Groundbreaker - Local Youth Filmmaker Award $1000
613km - Eastern Canada
Audience - People's Choice

Overall Rating
  • Richard Seehausen

    It was an honor to be selected by OAFF as a first time filmmaker. They put on a great virtual event and it was an honor to have my film screened alongside some inspiring works. They did a great job putting on an event in the midst of the pandemic.

    Thank you OAFF!

    February 2021
  • Day's Edge Productions

    This has always been one of our favorite festivals and despite the complications of the pandemic, they still executed an event where we felt very included. Great festival, great community!

    December 2020
  • Michiel Thomas

    Despite the pandemic, OAFF did a fantastic job hosting the virtual edition. Communication was excellent and their effort to publish a Q&A and blog post helped to promote our film. They really have an awesome team!

    November 2020
  • Josh Berman

    This year's festival was virtual, but communication and organization was top notch! Highly recommend.

    November 2020
  • Sean Whitaker

    Very grateful to Mike and team for hosting this year's OAFF. Mike is an enthusiastic advocate for grassroots film makers and he goes the extra mile to showcase new work. It was a pleasure to be part of this welcoming and vibrant film festival.

    November 2020