The Outdoor Outdoor Film Festival (“OOFF”) is a celebration of stories of outdoor playgrounds from ‘local spots and scenes’ around the world. Founded with the mission of sharing the natural beauty and adventures in our own backyards, OOFF seeks to bring people together through stories of people living life to their fullest outdoors.

OOFF is calling on filmmakers, activists, thrill seekers and outdoor enthusiasts to share stories special to them from their own local area. No community is too small or adventure too quirky, this festival aims to inspire people to explore and realize how much adventure is available right outside their door! Here are some submission themes we love!

-Films about people and our relationships with the outdoors and each other.

-Nature documentaries that explore the animals, plants, and ecosystems of Earth.

-Adventure sport films that make your adrenaline rush.

-Stories of the planet - whether they be about a specific geographic areas or cultures, or the sustainability of the planet itself.

-Films that capture the spirit of exploration and adventure in frontiers new and familiar, local or distant.

OOFF serves as a hub for all with a passion and enthusiasm for the outdoors. Hosted on Canada’s Atlantic coast, the festival also encourages attendees to explore and experience the activities the area offers.

Outdoor Outdoor Film Festival acknowledges that the beautiful land on which it operates is the traditional unceded territory of the Wəlastəkwiyik, Mi'kmaq, and Peskotomuhkati. OOFF respects the history, spirituality, and culture of the Wəlastəkwiyik, Mi'kmaq, and Peskotomuhkati people and that of other Indigenous people who have migrated here.

Best Overall
Best Atlantic
Best Student
Audience Choice

Entries are not limited to one award

Awards are subject to change

Before entering, please ensure you have read the Rules and Terms in their entirety as the submission of any entry into Outdoor Outdoor Film Festival (OOFF) implies acceptance of these by the filmmaker.

- A film may only be entered once into OOFF. Films must be complete when uploaded at the time of entry. Works-in-progress, trailers or unfinished projects will not be considered. New versions of films already submitted will not be considered.

- Films produced in the years 2022, 2023, and 2024 up to the late entry deadline are eligible for competition.

- If English is not the original language of the film, it must be entered into competition with English subtitles or be dubbed in English.

- Upon submission, the filmmaker agrees to have their film screened at OOFF as part of the Festival. OOFF reserves the right in the arrangement of film screening schedules. OOFF reserves the right to remove selected films from its program for any reason and at any time.

- The filmmaker grants OOFF the right to copy and version the entry in its entirety to facilitate technical operations of the Festival.

- The filmmaker grants OOFF the right to use up to three minutes from the entry, as well as accompanying photos and materials submitted for promotional purposes of OOFF and its activities. Submissions may be retained by OOFF for archival purposes.

- The filmmaker acknowledges and agrees that all matters will be decided by OOFF organizers or the OOFF jury at their sole discretion.

- Screening fees will not be paid by OOFF. An admission charge will be made to the public in order to defray the costs of the festival event.

- By submitting to OOFF, the filmmaker agrees that they own or control the copyright of materials in and to, and are duly authorized to submit them.

All entries will be viewed prior to the Festival by a pre-selection committee. Selections chosen by this committee will be screened by a jury, who will present the awards at their discretion. Selections chosen by the committee will be viewed by the public during the Festival’s event period.

All submitting filmmakers will be notified of the official selections prior to the festival.

Overall Rating
  • Isaac Oxley

    Fantastic experience! The OOFF crew put on an amazing and well organized festival that I'm sure I'll be attending for years to come!

    March 2023
  • Summit Fever Media E & M Green

    Delighted to be part of this great event! Friendly and welcoming team

    June 2022