Free submissions for local filmmakers

Calling all Ottawa filmmakers!

Mirror Mountain Film Festival welcomes to you submit your drama, comedy, fantasy, horror, sci-fi, documentary, music video and more, absolutely free!

We’re looking for homegrown talent for LOCAL HEROES, our showcase of the best short films from the Ottawa area. We’ve been proud to present 80 shorts by Ottawa filmmakers over the years, and we’re excited to screen more at our next festival happening July 2023!

Not only is submission free of charge for any films shot and/or edited in the region, but anyone who submits also receives a complimentary pass to attend the whole festival – also free!

Visit our Submissions Page for details.


Published by christopherrohde

Christopher Rohde is a filmmaker, musician and curator from Ottawa. His video The Pink Ghosts (2006) was screened across Canada and was one of the first films selected for EnRoute, Air Canada’s in-flight film festival. Odd One Out (2014) was screened at festivals internationally and won awards for Best Film by an Emerging Filmmaker at the Jasper Short Film and Media Arts Festival and Best Director (Experimental) at the Ottawa Independent Video Awards. Christopher received his M.A. in Film Studies from Carleton University in 2007. He was a member of Available Light Screening Collective from 2006 – 2013, and Programmer at SAW Video Media Art Centre from 2010 – 2015, where he curated dozens of screenings, installations, exhibitions, performances and other projects. In 2014, he founded Mirror Mountain Film Festival, a platform for celebrating unique creative voices.