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First International Vegan Film Fest Lands in Canada

on 06 April 2018

The annual Ottawa Vegan Film Festival will debut on October 14 at the Mayfair Theatre in Ottawa, Canada. Event organizer Shawn Stratton was inspired by vegan documentary Forks Over Knives and set out to make a positive impact for the animals and planet. “I want to utilize the festival to inspire more people to live a vegan lifestyle, motivate vegans to keep up the lifestyle, and support vegan-themed filmmakers by giving them an avenue to get their videos in front of more people,” Stratton told VegNews. During the event, short and feature-length films will be shown from categories such as Health and Nutrition, Environmental Protection, Animal Advocacy, and Lifestyle, with awards presented for Best in Show, People’s Choice, and other categories. “I would like the films to deliver authentic stories with a sense of hope,” Stratton said. Attendees can expect to leave the event inspired and educated about living a vegan lifestyle. A portion of the festival’s profits will go to support various charities.

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