2018 Oakville Film Festival Schedule-Experience the best in Film

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The 2018 Oakville Film Festival (OFFA) will be kicking off on June 22nd. Since 2014 OFFA has brought world class movies, actors, producers along other movie industry professions to Oakville. It has been an incredible success and this year’s films and events will not disappoint.

This year will feature two Galas, 18 films, and a special short film screening. Films range in genre from comedy, drama, documentary, romance, action, science fiction and horror.

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2018 Oakville Film Festival Line Up

The Friday and Saturday Galas for the 2018 Oakville Film Festival will take place at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts starting at 7:30 pm

Friday’s Gala

2018 Oakville Film FestivalShock and Awe
Drama

Shock and Awe by Rob Reiner profiles the story of a group of journalists covering George Bush’s planned invasion of Iraq in 2003. They are skeptical of the presidents claim that Saddam Hussein has “weapons of mass destruction.”

The screening of Shock and Awe will be the film’s Canadian Premier.

The evening features a skype Q&A with director and actor Rob Reiner. In Oakville the journalists Warren Strobel and Jonathan Landay profiled in the film will also do a Q&A. The journalists are portrayed in the film by A performance by singer/songwriter Don Amero accompanies the screening.

Saturday’s Gala

2018 Oakville Film FestivalPaper Year
Drama/Romance

A fresh, modern and charming look at the messy nature of young love. It tells the story of Franny (Eve Hewson) and Dan (Avan Jogia), a young but madly in love couple, who decide to get married despite their parents’ lack of support. As their first and what is supposed to be best year of marriage drags on, new opportunities and multiple temptations put their relationship to the test. Andie MacDowell also stars as Franny’s mother.

The screening of Paper Year will be the Eastern Canadian Premiere.

Director Rebecca Addelman & Producer Jennifer Shin will be in attendance for Q&A

Saturday, June 23rd 2018 Oakville Film Festival Screenings

Film.ca will host the Saturday screenings with the exception of Short for all Sorts which will take place at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts.

Seat 25
12:00 pm
Drama/Science Fiction

When Faye Banks secretly enters a competition to win a seat on the first manned mission to Mars, she never expects to win. But when the dangerous one way trip becomes a reality, her life on Earth is turned upside down. With time running out, Faye must decide whether to leave her husband, family and friends, or has the prospect of leaving for ever made her realise what she has here on Earth?

That Never Happened
12:30 pm
Documentary

The story of Canada’s first national internment operations between 1914 – 1920, when over 88,000 people were forced to register and more than 8,500 were wrongfully imprisoned in internment camps across Canada, not for anything they had done but because of where they came from. In 1954, the public records were destroyed and in the 1980s a few brave men and women began working to reclaim this chapter in history and ensure future generations would know about it

Shorts for all Sorts – Special Event
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Room for Rent
3:00 pm
Comedy

When a broke thirty-two year old ex-lottery winner convinces his parents to rent their spare room to save from downsizing, a creepy stranger with a hidden agenda moves in.

Never Steady, Never Still
3:30 pm
Drama

A mother struggles to take control of her life in the face of advanced Parkinson’s disease, while her son battles his sexual and emotional identity amongst the violence of Alberta’s oil field work camps.

The Drawer Boy
6:00 pm
Drama

Miles, a young theatre actor from Toronto, arrives in Huron County at the home of Angus and Morgan, two aging bachelor farmers. Miles stays with the two farmers in order to gather stories about rural life and make a play abut it. All three of their lives are irrevocably altered when art attempts to imitate life and the line between truth and fiction is crossed.

The Drawer Boy – Trailer from Open City Works on Vimeo.

Love Jacked
6:30 pm
Comedy

MAYA, has artistic ambitions – her father ED wants: a dutiful daughter to run the family store. Taking her independence a step further, Maya decides to travel to Africa for inspiration and returns with a fiancé.

The Unseen
9:00 pm
Action/Sci-Fi/Horror

A man who abandoned his family now risks everything to find his missing daughter, including exposing the secret that he is becoming invisible.

Hatchet Hour
9:30 pm
Suspense/Drama

An ambitious lawyer kills her gardener by mistake, fearing her chances with the law and the impact this will have on her career at a prestigious firm, she turns to her best friend to help her get rid of the body.

Sunday, June 24, 2018 Oakville Film Festival Screenings

Film.ca will host the Sunday screenings

Aldabra: Once Upon an Island
12:00 pm
Family/Documentary

The wonderful animals who inhabit the Aldabra atoll, were born here, create communities, give birth to young and struggle for their survival.

Aldabra – Once Upon an Island from Twin Star Film on Vimeo.

United We Fan
12:30 pm
Documentary

Fans, stars, creators, and more come together to explore the dynamic history and evolution of save-our-show television fan campaigns from the letter-writing and product mail-in campaigns of yesterday to the social media and crowdfunding campaigns of today

Lean on Pete
3:00 pm
Drama

A teenager gets a summer job working for a horse trainer and befriends the fading racehorse, Lean on Pete.

Ordinary Days
3:30 pm
Suspense

ara Cook is a bright, athletic, college student who disappears without a trace. Five days play out three times from a trio of perspectives; her spiraling parents, the troubled detective assigned to her case and finally, Cara herself.
Trailer: Confidential

When They Awake
6:00 pm
Documentary

Kids from 6 remote northern communities in the Northwest Territories, Canada, collaborate with world-class musicians to create music that speaks to their roots, and puts them on a path of self-discovery.

WHEN THEY AWAKE trailer from P.J. Marcellino on Vimeo.

Puzzle
6:30 pm
Drama

Agnes, taken for granted as a suburban mother, discovers a passion for solving jigsaw puzzles which unexpectedly draws her into a new world – where her life unfolds in ways she could never have imagined.

Hochelaga: Land of Souls
9:00 pm
Historical Drama

Mohawk archaeologist Baptiste Asigny engages in a search for his ancestors following a tragic terrain slump in the Percival Molson Stadium.

The Wife
9:30 pm
Drama

A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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2017 Film.ca Audience Choice Awards for the Oakville Film Festival Announced

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