The International Vegan Film Festival (formerly the Ottawa International Vegan Film Festival) is a trailblazing event dedicated to celebrating the vegan ideal: a healthier, compassionate, environmentally friendly lifestyle that can be achieved through the consumption of plants and animal-free alternatives.
As the number of people who call themselves vegan grows exponentially around the world (a 500% increase in the last three years in the US), there is a huge appetite for information and insights into all aspects of vegan life: from the ethics of animal farming to the environmental and health benefits that come with a shift to plant based eating..
The Ottawa International Vegan Film Festival hosted its inaugural Festival on October 14, 2018 at the Mayfair Theatre in Ottawa, Canada, as the only known vegan film festival in the world.
In the years to come, the Festival will hit the road across Canada and around the world. It will not only showcase the talents of extraordinary filmmakers, but serve as a crucial link connecting the global community of vegans and inspiring non vegans to make kinder, and more informed food choices.
The world's premier vegan film festival, the second annual Ottawa International Vegan Film Festival, took place on October 6, 2019 in the Canadian capital.
Message from Shawn Stratton IVFF – Founder, Director:
We’re living in unprecedented times. The COVID-19 virus may have temporarily shut down our World Tour Screenings, your local Veg Fest, Expos, and visitation to the animal sanctuaries but it can’t extinguish our community!
For the last 2 years, the International Vegan Film Festival has brought some of the world's most relevant vegan-themed stories and visual artistry to theaters around the world. Connecting with friends and strangers alike at our theater screenings is at the heart of the World Tour, however with the current cancellation of the Tour we don't want you to miss out on viewing these important films. So, we are adapting and responding to “social distancing” to offer you 90 minutes of films from our World Tour screening, free of charge. This is our hometown, feel-good, theater experience, streamed into the comfort of your own living room.
Film and photo submissions are now being accepted for the 2020 Festival. Awards to be announced on October 17th, 2020. Submit your film here, and photos here.
PLEASE ENJOY THIS LIMITED TIME FREE STREAM OF THE 2019/2020 IVFF WORLD TOUR WHILE YOU ARE TUCKED SAFELY AT HOME.
In these uncertain times, the International Vegan Film Festival is proud to bring the festival’s world tour to anyone, anywhere. with the spread of COVID-19 and the international quarantine, the world tour has come to a halt for now. From now until June 30, 2020, all films that were available on the world tour will now be free to watch here.
All films (except Planet Vegan) that were on the world tour are now available for free.
FIlms Included: The Farm in My Backyard, Canada - Directed by: Jo-Anne McArthur 0:00:30 Apollo: Rise of the Poly-Vegan Soldier, New Zealand Directed by: Amy Taylor 0:17:21 Coming Closer, United States Directed by: Meghan McClymonds 0:24:17 Casa de Carne, United States Directed by: Dustin Brown 0:29:47 THE DOOR, Denmark Directed by: Rasit U. Tas, Simon Sonne 0:34:27 Cow's Milk? Germany Directed by: Roxy Velez 0:38:57 Reclaim, Canada Directed by: Jo-Anne McArthur, Kelly Guerin 0:40:19 Gold Doesn't Rust: Animal Testing and its 21st Century Alternatives, United States Directed by: Dr. Theodora Capaldo 0:42:15 Pig Man, New Zealand Directed by: Amy Taylor, James Muir 1:05:44 Bucking Tradition, United States Directed by: Sharon M Boeckle 1:13:37 Diet Change Not Climate Change, Germany Directed by: Roxy Velez 1:22:37
Photo Essay Contest 0:32:17
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