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Ontario International Film Festival (ONIFF) opens online October 16, 2020

 Around 150 films from 50 countries streaming on ONIFF.Eventive.Org



 The first edition of Ontario International Film Festival (ONIFF) is opening on the 16th of October 2020 showcasing international films, Q&A, online panels and  much more till the 25th of October 2020


The festival’s organizers decided to go completely online via the renowned Eventive.Org platform as a result of the challenging COVID-19 circumstances that prevented filmmakers to travel and audience to attend theatrical screening.  Online viewers will experience not only more than 150 films from 50 countries, but also will have the chance to view and join Q&As with participating filmmakers, online filmmaking panels and the opening and closing ceremony live on the festival’s YouTube, Facebook and Linkedin pages…


Rasha Asfur, the festival’s founder, said that ONIFF will be a special ten-day artistic celebration of cinema and creativity around the world. She was happily surprised by the number of submitted films to the first edition that reached more than 500 films.   


Elaine Grant, VP and co-founder, added that this online first edition is considered by the festival’s board as a professional rehearsal for a live and bigger event comes 2021 hopefully.


Khaled Hammad, co-founder, also added that ONIFF supports promising cinematic experiences in Canada and the whole world by showcasing filmmaking especially independent works in accordance with the intercultural diversity, which is the main motto of the festival.


Online viewers can watch and also vote for their best film on ONIFF.Eventive.Org


This year, ONIFF will consist of eight different competitions

Feature Film (International)

Documentary (International)

Short Film (International)

Student Films (International)

Canadian Feature Film

Canadian Short Film

Canadian Documentary

Canadian Student Film


Each competition has already its jury committees. Check out more details on

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