The One World Film Festival brings together filmmakers, activists, students, and members of the public concerned about human rights and environmental sustainability. The OWFF features documentary film screenings, panel discussions, Q&A's with visiting filmmakers, kiosks, and presentations from NGO's.
Le Festival de films One World réunit des cinéastes, militants, étudiants et membres du public préoccupés par les questions de droits de la personne et de la viabilité de l'environnement. Le Festival offre de projection de documentaires, de discussions, de séances de questions et réponses avec des cinéastes, de kiosques et de présentations par des ONG.
2013 Call for Documentary Film and Video Submissions
The One World Film Festival is currently seeking submissions of documentary films and videos for its 24th edition.
The OWFF brings together regional and international documentary films and their makers, as well as representatives from a range of NGOs and organizations concerned about global issues and environmental sustainability. The festival will be held in September 2013 in Ottawa.
The Festival is currently seeking submissions of documentaries on topics such as human rights, social justice, globalization, and the environment. Films of any length created in the past 2 years may be submitted for consideration. There are no submission fees. Screening fees will be paid for all selected films. Ottawa/Gatineau filmmakers are strongly encouraged to send in their work.
Please include the following information with your submission: contact information/return address, year of production, available formats, running time, language(s), province or country of origin, and premiere status (i.e. has it premiered in Canada, a Canadian city, or internationally).
Preview DVDs can be mailed or *hand-delivered to:
One World Film Festival
c/o One World Arts
323 Chapel Street, 3rd Floor
The deadline for submissions is Monday June 3rd, 2013.
For more information, please contact Zoe Mallett at firstname.lastname@example.org
* If you are delivering your submission in person, you can leave your package in the mailbox outside the One World Arts office. The building is open between 9am and 5pm (Monday – Friday).
** Email submissions with an Internet link to the work’s online location may also be submitted; however, DVD copies will be required for screening accepted works at the festival in September 2013.
Best of the Festival Jury Award - 2012
The festival should also be commended on an excellent program of thought provoking documentaries that take the viewer to "uncommon journeys" around the world. In addition to the best and honourable mention awards, highlights for the jury were Deaf Jam, One Day After Peace, The Downtown Project, Thou Shalt Not Dance and When The Drum is Beating.
OWFF 2012 JURY
Jith Paul is a filmmaker based in Ottawa, a producer, director, cinematographer and editor of several award-winning short films, documentaries and music videos. He is the founder of Treepot.tv, Treepot Media and curates short films and music videos for the Treepot Indie Filmmaker Festival.
Dina Salha is a professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Ottawa and is actively engaged in research on media, culture, gender, and identity. She is also a member on the deliberating committee working on transforming film studies from a minor to a major in the Faculty of Arts. Her involvement in film started as a co-producer overseas and then as a director, writer and producer of her own short documentary. Salha is also involved in research on queer cinema in the Arab world.