Help us shape a brighter future for Ottawa’s arts community

Fostering creativity. Breaking barriers.

This week is your last chance to help make a difference! Stand with Mirror Mountain and BEING Studio to amplify unique voices in film, and provide inclusive opportunities for artists with developmental disabilities. Your donation will shape a brighter future for Ottawa’s arts community.

Make your contribution now and be a part of something truly inspiring!

Donors can receive festival passes, tax receipts, t-shirts, tote bags, plus a print and sticker of the illustration shown here, from our 2023 festival poster by Jessica Bromley Bartram!


Help Mirror Mountain and Being Studio support our artists

We are proud to partner with Being Studio on a special fundraising drive this May 1 – 31. Together, we hope to raise a total of $8000 to help support our artists.

  • 50% of funds raised will go directly to paying artists in this summer’s festival, happening July 21 – 23 at LabO Theatre
  • 50% of funds raised will be donated to Being Studio to support its ongoing operations

Being Studio is an Ottawa charity that creates opportunities for artists with developmental disabilities to explore visual art-making and creative writing, by providing access to the space, tools and representation needed to achieve their unique goals.

Our organizations believe that regardless of their medium of expression, artists make a valuable contribution to the cultural life of this city, and deserve to be given a platform and the means to create.

By making a contribution to our fundraising campaign, not only will you help foster local arts and culture, but you can also receive great rewards, like festival passes, special thanks on our website, a tax receipt, a beautifully-designed poster and sticker, and a Being Studio t-shirt and tote bag.

Visit our Indiegogo campaign at

Introducing our 2023 festival poster!

Very excited to finally reveal the full poster for our 2023 festival, happening July 21 – 23 at LabO Theatre in Arts Court! This beautiful art was drawn by talented local illustrator and graphic designer Jessica Bromley Bartram, and captures the weird and wonderful spirit of Mirror Mountain Film Festival. Keep an eye out this July – you might see it around downtown Ottawa!

Visit Jessica’s website to see more of her fantastic creative work.

Introducing our new logo design!

We are very proud to reveal our new logo design by Ottawa illustrator and graphic designer Jessica Bromley Bartram!

Jessica created this new look for our upcoming festival this July, and we think she did an amazing job capturing the creative spirit of Mirror Mountain Film Festival with her redesign.

Visit her website to see more of her stunning artworks.

Live music + film performance – online info session

Calling all Ottawa-Gatineau filmmakers, media artists, solo musicians and bands! Join us Thursday March 9th at 7:30pm for a free Zoom info session, where you can ask us anything about submitting a proposal for Mirror Mountain Film Festival’s next live music + film collaboration. Questions about tech? Not sure about format? Just want to share your creative ideas for a multimedia extravaganza? Here’s your chance to chat with the festival organizers before applications are due. Register here!

Live music + film performance submissions open

Are you an Ottawa-Gatineau filmmaker, media artist, musician or band? Mirror Mountain is now accepting proposals for a live performance that combines music and projected images. Whether it’s a bike-powered film projector, parallel slideshows, live drawing, mapping projections onto objects, or even just shadow puppets, we want to hear your creative ideas for a multimedia extravaganza! Deadline to apply March 20th. Visit our Call for Proposals page to find out more.

Regular deadline approaching soon

Are you an independent filmmaker with a unique creative voice? Mirror Mountain Film Festival’s regular deadline is coming up next Monday, December 19th. We want to see the most original, groundbreaking, outrageous and personal films out there, so submit your work today!

Narrative, documentary, animation, experimental, music video, dance film, interactive media and more are welcome. 

Visit our Submissions page for more info.

Illustrator Jessica Bartram to create 2023 festival artwork

We’re extremely excited to announce that we’ll be working with talented Ottawa illustrator and graphic designer Jessica Bromley Bartram this festival season! Jessica will be creating imagery for our next edition coming July 2023. Her atmospheric and fantastical style is a perfect match for Mirror Mountain Film Festival, and we can’t wait to see what she dreams up for us!

Jessica’s collection of illustrated short stories, “Ghost Water Kiss,” was published in 2019 by Popnoir Editions, and she has illustrated two picture books for Fitzhenry & Whiteside, “Charles” and “Summer North Coming,” and also written and illustrated one: “Water Water.” Her work is included in 4PANEL 2, a comics anthology by Popnoir Editions, and she has published work in Room Magazine, CAROUSEL and The Globe and Mail.

Find out more about Jessica at:

Sponsorship opportunities for 2023 available now

Want to get involved in our next festival? Become a sponsor of Mirror Mountain Film Festival, and your organization can be a part of the action. We’re looking to connect with dynamic, engaging, equity-seeking businesses and non-profits in the Ottawa-Gatineau region, and we’ve got creative ideas for getting your message seen and heard at our next event. Check out our 2022 – 23 sponsorship opportunities package for more info.