Student Okanagan Film Festival


Student Okanagan Film Festival

The annual Student Okanagan Film Festival continues a tradition of celebrating emerging student filmmakers of the Okanagan Valley.

The festival showcases short films from a wide range of genres including mini-documentary, experimental, music videos, animation, short narrative & more. This is a great chance for student filmmakers to see their films or videos on a big screen.

2019 Festival Film Reel


Entries from the the 4th annual Student Okanagan Film Festival were originally screened on April 29th, 2019 at the Mary Irwin Theatre. As the 2020 festival was postponed, we are sharing this film reel for all to enjoy.

Due to the current situation with COVID 19, we have decided to postpone the Student Okanagan Film Fest submissions and screening. Please see below for updated information on deadlines and screening dates.

The Public Health Agency of Canada continues to assess the public health risk associated with the virus. However, it is important to state that UBC does not currently have any confirmed cases amongst is faculty, staff and student community.

We seek to minimize transmission in the community by limiting close contact with others at this time.

Call for Submissions

Each year the Department of Creative Studies invites emerging student filmmakers enrolled in any school across the Okanagan to submit short films to the SOFF.

Deadline: Submissions for this festival are now being accepted until April 15th, 2021.

Eligibility: Filmmakers must be a registered student in the Okanagan and the work completed from 2019 to 2021.

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The date and location for the filmscreening will be scheduled in April of 2021.

“It’s rare for students to get an opportunity to watch their movie in a full house, on a huge screen. They’re producing their work on computer monitors, so a movie screening—with their peers—is an awesome opportunity. Last year’s program was amazing. The quality of film is only getting better every year.”
~ Myron Campbell

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