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

Next festival dates

Special announcement!

After conducting a lot of careful research into Ottawa’s bustling calendar of festivals and cultural events, we’ve decided that moving away from our traditional spot in early December will be in the best interest of the festival. Mirror Mountain will be held in late July moving forwards. Because there isn’t enough preparation time between now and this July to make this happen for 2018, we’ve therefore decided to delay the next edition of Mirror Mountain until July 26th & 27th, 2019. This gives us a longer lead time to prepare, which will help us make the next festival even more great and special! We look forward to celebrating the best in independent cinema with you all in 2019. Watch this space for more announcements coming up soon, including opening dates for film submissions!