The 13th Ottawa LGBT Film Festival will take place on October 24 - 27, 2019 at the National Gallery of Canada.
Stay tuned for the full lineup announcement and more updates!

Since 2007, Inside Out has produced a film festival in the Ottawa region. With the support of Lead Sponsor RBC Royal Bank, the Ottawa Festival showcases the best queer cinema from Canada and around the world. The event has received a warm welcome from the queer community in the region, building partnerships with local businesses and LGBT organizations and experiencing healthy growth in attendance each year. The Festival brings in approximately 4,000 attendees to 13 film programs.

Volunteer for Inside Out Ottawa 2019!

We are now looking for volunteers to participate in the 13th Ottawa LGBT Film Festival, taking place on October 24 – 27, 2019 at the National Gallery of Canada.

Potential volunteer duties range from:

Box Office

Process on-site ticket sales. Must be bilingual in French and English.


Be a part of the street team! Handing out programs to patrons at designated events and/ or distributing programs and posters at various venues.


Be in the action! Help out our Front-of-House team manage the crowds in and out of the theatres. Tasks include ticket scanning, ushering, handing out ballots and line management.

Parties/Special Events

Social butterfly? Help out at our Festival parties with guest list, set-up and security.
You will receive a regular screening ticket for the Festival for every 4-hour shift completed.

Keep Our Stories Alive…
Make a Donation or Adopt a Film In Ottawa!

When you take part in the Adopt-a-Film program, you help ensure important LGBTQ stories are accessible to and shared with your local LGBTQ communities. With your contribution of $300 or more to our Adopt-a-Film Program, you’ll receive the following benefits:

  • With your permission, your name will be listed in our Ottawa program guide and associated with one of this year’s film programs at the discretion of the Director of Programming. This offer expires at our print deadline September 10.
  • You’ll receive al All-Access Pass and a tax receipt for $225 (if you choose not to receive the Pass, you can receive a full tax receipt)
  • And you’ll have our eternal gratitude – not to mention the great karma that comes with supporting your local community!


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