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An international vegan film festival set to launch later this year in Canada is now accepting submissions.

The Ottawa International Vegan Film Festival, which will take place on October 14, aims to showcase short and feature-length films with a vegan subject matter from filmmakers around the world.

The four categories open for submission are Health and Nutrition, Environmental Protection, Animal Advocacy, and Lifestyle. Short and feature films are being accepted, as well as documentary and fiction.

Inspiring

Festival Director Shawn Stratton told Plant Based News that the event was born of a desire to inspire as many people around the world as possible to adopt a vegan lifestyle.

He added: “Vegan-based documentaries have had a profound impact on mine and my wife’s decision to switch to a plant-based diet.

“For me it was Forks Over Knives. I know many of these doctors have had a tremendous effect in getting people around the world to move to a vegan lifestyle.”

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Submission

Stratton wants to support vegan filmmakers, by providing an avenue to show their films to new audiences and provide awards to help them get recognition for their projects.

Those who want to submit their films must do so before July 31 this year.

According to event organizers: “All entries will be viewed prior to the Festival by a pre-selection Committee chaired by the Festival Director and Programming Director. Finalists chosen by this Committee will be screened by an appointed international jury.”

You can find out more about the festival – including how to submit your films – here

Maria Chiorando

Maria is the editor of Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle.