Juror’s pick: BADAL

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Special guest juror Tyler Byrnes has selected BADAL by Ronak Jafari as his top pick this year. In this eerie and surreal drama, an actress and her double experience a blurring of identities. See the Canadian premiere screening in INTERNATIONAL SELECTIONS at Arts Court Theatre, Sat. July 27th @ 2pm, co-presented by Carleton University Art Gallery. Watch the trailer

Juror’s pick: BODY ECHO

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Special guest juror Anne Koizumi has selected Ali Aschman’s BODY ECHO as her top pick this year. In this haunting stop-motion animation, a woman discovers her own fractured self in the room next door. See the Canadian premiere screening in LINES DRAWN at Arts Court Theatre on Saturday, July 27th at 6pm.

Announcing our 2019 lineup

It’s here! The complete 2019 Mirror Mountain Film Festival lineup and schedule of events has been announced.

Check out this year’s selection of original films from the world’s most unique creative minds. Featuring groundbreaking independent drama, documentary, animation, music video, live performance, interactive media and more!

July 26 – 27 at Arts Court Theatre. Tickets $10 / Passes $25. Advance tickets + passes are available for pre-order now.

Hotel discount for Mirror Mountain guests

Visitors traveling to Ottawa for Mirror Mountain Film Festival this July 26 – 27 can get a special discount on accommodations at Les Suites Hotel Ottawa, located across the street from Arts Court! Follow this link and enter the password 200437 to access the preferred rate for Mirror Mountain guests – $179 for a One Bedroom suite (fits up to 4 people, normally $205), or $259 for Two Bedroom Suite (fits up to 6 people, normally $295).

Live music + film performance lineup announced

We are thrilled to announce the lineup for the 2019 live music + film performance at Mirror Mountain Film Festival, which will be happening July 26 – 27 at Arts Court Theatre & Studio.

This year’s immersive multi-media extravaganza will be performed by Ottawa post-rock duo Novusolis, with live cinematic visuals created in real time by local media artist VJ Cinetik.

Based in Ottawa-Gatineau, Novusolis (Zachary Perron & Amanda Lowe) have created a new haven of post-rock in the local scene. Zachary steadily builds the music with intricately charming electric guitar live loops, while Amanda’s synth swells and voice sways us into a trance. Together, they are haunting, enchanting, and cinematic.

Novusolis on YouTube

Novusolis on Bandcamp


As VJ Cinetik, Eric Archambault has been creating live visuals for electronic music producers in the Ottawa-Gatineau region since 2015. Trained as an architect and documentary filmmaker, he explores the practice of live cinema using lens-based recordings of urban environments as the foundation for live visual performances. He has performed at local events including the Ottawa Art Gallery’s Opening Gala Dance at Dusk, the Not Normal Experimental / Electronic Nights organized by Low Noise Productions at Black Squirrel Books, La Nuit des Cosmonautes featuring Jeunesse Cosmique at House of Common, and Drone Day at General Assembly. Born in Montreal, he has lived in Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, Detroit, and as far north as Oulu, Finland.

VJ Cinetik on Vimeo

Visit mirrormountainfilmfest.com for updates on our 2019 lineup, schedule of events, ticket information and more coming soon!