Celebrating Ontario's Youth Filmmakers

WELCOME TO THE ONTARIO YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL (OYFF)

Are you an educator who’s looking to introduce filmmaking instruction to your high school students?

We can help you!

Bring Filmmaking Into Your Classroom

Since 2019, our innovative educational programs have provided a comprehensive suite of instructional resources to Ontario educators, helping them teach high school students the fundamental skills of digital storytelling.

Are you a high school student who’s looking to enter an amazing province-wide film competition?

We’ve got you covered!

See Your Film On the Big screen

Our annual film competition showcases the best Animation, Documentary, Experimental, Music Video and Narrative shorts from regional festivals across Ontario. If that sounds like OFSAA, it is… except this competition is aimed at the creative arts!

WHO ARE WE?

We are a registered non-profit organization based in London, Ontario. 

We are closely affiliated with the Forest City Film Festival.

We are passionate about supporting, showcasing and celebrating Ontario’s youth filmmakers.

OUR TEAM

Dorothy Downs, Executive Director, Forest City Film Festival

Mike Sheriff, Manager, Youth Film Festivals

Karen Ralph, Coordinator, Youth Film Festivals

YOUTH ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Laura Briscoe, Katie Thibert, Candace Marzano, Dan Santerella, Mark Vogelsang, 

Dave Baughman, Lee Ann Armstrong, Gabrielle Laurin