Our sincere and heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped make Mirror Mountain Film Festival a tremendous success this year. Thank you to our talented artists, generous sponsors, dedicated volunteers and wonderful audience! We’re taking some time off, but we’ll be back soon with some great photos and video of our 2019 events, plus updates on the next edition of the festival.
Congratulations to this year’s award winners! Special thanks to our sponsors for donating some awesome prizes, and our sincere admiration and gratitude to all the filmmakers from our 2019 festival for creating such awe-inspiring work!
Experience original films from the world’s most unique creative minds. Featuring groundbreaking independent drama, documentary, animation, experimental, music video, dance, interactive media and live performance.
Be a part of something extraordinary July 26 – 27 at Arts Court Theatre in downtown Ottawa. It’s more than just a festival… it’s a state of mind!
Tickets $10 / Passes $25, available now
Technical director Kenneth Warner has selected NORTHERN LOWLAND by Klaus Welp as his top pick this year. This surreal and kinetic music video follows three mysterious characters travelling through the empty streets of Helsinki in winter. Nominated for our Best Director award! See the Ottawa premiere in INTERNATIONAL SELECTIONS on Sat. July 27th @ 2pm at Arts Court Theatre, co-presented by Carleton University Art Gallery.
Front of house manager Renuka Bauri has selected DRAWN TO YOU by Eleanor Davitt as her top pick this year. This heartwarming animation is about an aspiring young artist whose mother finds her drawing of two girls holding hands and tears it in half. But the drawings come alive and are determined to reunite, no matter the risk. A celebration of the struggles and joys that come with being true to your heart. Don’t miss the Ottawa premiere screening in LINES DRAWN on Sat. July 27th @ 6pm at Arts Court Theatre.
Special guest juror Lisa Jodoin has selected THE SNOWBALL TREASURY as her top pick this year. In this unique and playful documentary, colourful tales of the Klondike Gold Rush are told by the current residents of Dawson City. Catch the Ontario premiere screening in TRUE STORIES, Sat. July 27th @ 4pm at Arts Court Theatre, co-presented by Carleton University Art Gallery. Director Kara Blake in attendance!
Festival director Christopher Rohde has selected RIPLIST as his top pick this year. RIPLIST follows a group of friends that get together once a year and draft celebrities they think might die. But while playing the game of death, they learn the value of life. Don’t miss the Canadian premiere screening Sat. July 27th @ 10pm at Arts Court Theatre. Director Mike Scholtz and producer Valerie Coit in attendance!
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
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.
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.