Mirror Mountain Film Festival

Bringing the best in independent and alternative cinema to Canada’s capital, Mirror Mountain is an inclusive festival that welcomes all types of films and all types of people to share in the collective cinema experience. In addition to film screenings, MMFF features live performances, parties, panel discussions, Q&A sessions and more.

Friday, December 1

7:30pm – Local Heroes

See the creativity of home-grown talent with this selection of short films in a variety of genres from the Ottawa region. Co-presented by Canadian Film Institute.

9:30pm – Passé Composé

Ottawa musicians Merganzer and Montreal media artist Sonya Stefan present a collaborative live performance based on the theme of transformation. Co-presented by Ottawa Showbox.

Saturday, December 2

3pm – New Visions

Experience new approaches to cinema in this program of short experimental works by independent media artists. Co-presented by SAW Video Media Art Centre.

5pm – Lines Drawn

Witness a celebration of movement in this medley of short animated films by international filmmakers. Co-presented by SAW Video Media Art Centre.

7pm – Fantastic Voyages

Visit the outer limits of the imagination in this group of short sci-fi, fantasy and horror films by independent genre filmmakers. Co-presented by Ottawa Film Society.

9pm – Sparklesaurus

Join for a party in our festival lounge featuring a special set by Ottawa dream-pop quartet Sparklesaurus. Co-presented by Ottawa Showbox.

10pm – Strange Hours

Dare to be there for this late-night assortment of exceptionally weird, unusual and unique short films.

Sunday, December 3

12pm – The Reindeer Keepers

A heart-warming documentary about the everyday lives of three young Sami reindeer herders.

2pm – International Selections

Enjoy some of the best storytelling from around the world with this array of international short films in a variety of genres. Co-presented by Carleton University Art Gallery.

4pm – True Stories

View the world through different eyes with this collection of short independent documentary films.
Co-presented by Carleton University Art Gallery