Save the Dates! The 28th Annual OWFF takes place September 28 to October 1, 2017

The One World Film Festival is back this fall to present its 28th year of thought-provoking documentaries and discussions on global issues.

Mark your calendars and join One World Arts from September 28 to October 1 at Saint Paul University for the 2017 edition of Ottawa’s longest running documentary film festival. The 28th annual Festival will feature compelling documentaries, Q&As with filmmakers, panel discussions, info kiosks, and opportunities for raising awareness and getting involved with organizations, groups and people taking action on human rights, social justice, environmental and other issues of global concern.

Stay tuned for updates about our 2017 festival program and volunteer opportunities, coming soon! Click here to join, like and share the 28th annual OWFF on Facebook.

If you would like to sponsor or partner with the 2017 film festival or book a table/kiosk, contact Festival Coordinator Zoe Mallett at oneworldfilmfestival[at]oneworldarts[dot]ca for more information about how to get involved.

The 2017 One World Film Festival is funded in part by grants from the Ottawa Community Foundation, and the City of Ottawa, and the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.

Zoe Mallett and Dan Gainsford, director of Searching for Dragons, at the Ottawa Premiere of his documentary at the 27th annual OWFF.

One World Arts’ 2017 Festival Coordinator Zoe Mallett started volunteering with the One World Film Festival in 2009 and has been playing an active role with One World Arts ever since. She has been involved in planning, promoting and delivering One World Arts fundraisers, programming festival films, moderating panel discussions, managing the festival’s call for documentaries, and coordinating print traffic for the OWFF. In 2015 and 2016 she served as the festival’s Communications Coordinator and she has managed the Festival’s Twitter and Facebook since 2014.

Zoe has a university background in human rights and communications studies and has experience in video and sound production, event planning and management, liaising with a broad range of stakeholders, partners and sponsors, and engaging Ottawa-Gatineau residents in learning more about and taking action on issues of local and global concern.

She is passionate about human rights, social justice, environmental and other global issues and actively supports One World Arts’ efforts to raise awareness about these issues through the annual One World Film Festival and other related activities throughout the year.

The One World Film Festival is the flagship program of One World Arts, a volunteer-based, Canadian charitable organization which has been working diligently with Canadian arts and community organizations to educate and mobilize Ottawa-Gatineau citizens on global issues since 1972.

The OWFF is Ottawa’s longest-running annual documentary film festival. Since 1989, the festival has been raising awareness on a diverse range of global issues through presentations of thought-provoking documentaries, panel discussions, Q&As with filmmakers, workshops, and information fairs with grassroots and non-governmental organizations, connecting audiences with opportunities to learn more about and take action on urgent global issues.