Call for Community Organizations – Summer 2016

Centretown Movies Outdoor Film Festival (CMOFF) would like to invite Ottawa community organizations to show a film with us this July and August.

As in previous years, the Friday night screenings will be reserved for community organizations. The participant organization will select a film and will receive all donations raised that evening. This a wonderful opportunity for your organization to engage with the community and enjoy an evening of outdoor cinema.


The Participant Organization agrees to provide:

-Responsibility for the film license and the license fee (Average cost: $300-$500)

-A copy of the film

-Security deposit of $100 (by cheque or money order)

-A volunteer crew (6-8 people) on the night of your screening with the following duties:

  • Setting up and tearing down the screen, making a welcoming speech, assisting the CMOFF volunteers with monitoring the crowd, collecting & counting donations

-All promotion and publicity for the Friday night movie presentation: CMOFF is there for support but this is your event and your audience

-The following logos must be included on all promotional materials:

  • CMOFF, Centretown Community Health Centre, Centretown Citizens Ottawa Corporation, Public Service Alliance of Canada – National Capital Region and the City of Ottawa

-Feedback for a quick follow-up survey

CMOFF agrees to provide:

-Film title and date on the Centretown Movies festival poster, website, and social media.

-A blurb about your organization on our website and social media to be posted before your event

-Logos for CMOFF and our sponsors for inclusion on all promotional material

-The site location: Dundonald Park

-Technical equipment: screen, speakers, sound system, laptop, projector

-Technical expertise: volunteer support for set-up and tear down of film equipment


If you are interested in participating as a partner organization for one of our Friday night shows, please email by Friday May 6, 2016. You can read more about CMOFF on our About page.

Please provide the name of your organization and a brief description of how your organization is involved in the community. Please also confirm that your organization is able to provide 6-8 volunteers for the night of your film screening (from 6:00pm–11:30pm). Working with CMOFF is a great way to reach out to the community and build positive partnerships. In order for your organization to take full advantage of this, we encourage you to select films that are in keeping with both your organization’s principles and your target demographic.

CMOFF reserves the right to choose partner organizations based on a series of factors such as relevance to community, introduction of new organizations, positive past experience, etc.


Thank you for your interest!

Centretown Movies Operating Committee


Published by centretownmovies

Centretown Movies is an annual outdoor film festival created by the community, for the community, to revitalize underused urban space in Ottawa’s downtown. Every Friday and Saturday beginning in mid-July through the month of August, Centretown Movies shows popular, family friendly movies in our open-air, walk-in theatre in Dundonald Park. Admission is always pay-what-you-can. Centretown Movies is a volunteer driven project, run by a volunteer organizing committee. The festival has one paid employee—the festival coordinator, who is hired for six weeks during the summer. The project was founded primarily by a grant from the Trillium Foundation. The City of Ottawa provides some financial support and Centretown Community Health Centre (CCHC) sponsors Centretown Movies and provides assistance with staffing and administration. In the past, Centretown Movies has been sponsored by the Centretown Citizens Ottawa Corporation (CCOC), where we still store our equipment. The festival was launched in the summer of 2001. In 2006, the festival moved to Dundonald Park where it will be held this year. Previous seasons have been held at the old Technical High School field, in a vacant lot at the corner of Bank and Slater and on Sparks Street.

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  1. I volunteered a couple of years ago and would be happy to volunteer this coming summer. I’m not able to do much physical or heavy work, but would be definitely willing to help.
    Thank you for your consideration.

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