About oiffa

The Ottawa Indian Film Festival Awards (oiffa)is devoted to cultivating an audience for Indian cinema and culture in Ottawa. It will showcase Indian films, support Indian filmmakers, recognize various performers and business executives, and promote the diverse perspectives of the Indian diaspora.

Ottawa City

Ottawa is a city of celebration, immersed in culture with a multicultural vibe. Bollywood is the epithet of the Hindi language film industry, based in Mumbai, India.

The Ottawa Indian Film Festival Award aims to celebrate and promote Indian cinema in Ottawa and build a stronger link through the art of cinema. Being the first Indian film festival in the nation’s capital, it is committed to advancing the work of creative Indian filmmakers while maintaining a space for similarly inspired Canadians.

Award Festival

The festival will serve as an influential platform for networking and promoting local talent, filmmakers, distributors and producers. The Ottawa Indian Film Festival Award (oiffa) is a 4-day showcase of multi-genre Indian films. We will host a large number of participating film-makers and connect them with the audience through panels and film talks open to the general public. The festival’s mandate is to present the best selection of Indian cinema to the diverse audience of Ottawa. The festival will include film screenings (short, documentary and feature), industry panel discussions, performances, talent workshops, emerging talent competition and awards, red carpet gala events and after-parties.


Our focus is in every aspect of film production, and seeking outstanding film produced, created, and craft carefully with passion and talent. Every brilliant filmmaker, actor, editor and artist deserves an award, and we invite you to vote for them at the Ottawa Indian Film Festival Award.