Major Vegan Film Festival Announces Nominees

'We have a powerful mix of films from around the world that cover all aspects of veganism'
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The Ottawa International Vegan Film Festival (OIVFF) has announced its 2019 lineup.

Last year, director Alex Lockwood was titled the overall winner for his documentary 73 Cows - which later went on to win a BAFTA for Best Short Film.

Now in its second year, the festival has selected 26 films out of 40 submissions from 14 different countries around the world. 60 percent of which have been directed by women.

The Lineup

Lifestyle Category:

· Apollo: Rise of the Poly-Vegan Soldier (New Zealand)

· A Strange Trial (Switzerland)

· Gold Doesn't Rust: Animal Testing and its 21st Century Alternatives (USA)

· Let us be Heroes - The True Cost of our Food Choices (Singapore)

· Pig Man (New Zealand)

· The Hunter and the Girl with Pokemon (Belgium)

· Bad Vegan: The Original Recipe (Canada)

· Double Decade Vegan (Australia)

Health and Nutrition Category:

· H.O.P.E. What You Eat Matters (Austria)

· Code Blue: Redefining the Practice of Medicine (USA)

· Multiple Seasons (USA)

Animal Welfare Category:

· Casa de Carne (USA)

· Reclaim (Canada)

· Cow's Milk? (Germany)

· Cows Come Home (USA)

· Bucking Tradition (USA)

· Coming Closer (USA)

· The Cube of Truth (New Zealand)

· Why Not Me (USA)

· The Door (Denmark)

· Hami Shelter (Iran)

Environmental Protection Category:

· Diet Change Not Climate Change (Germany)

· The Farm in My Backyard (Canada)

· The Man of the Trees (Italy)

· #Powerplant (Netherlands)

· Planet Vegan: Episode One (USA)

'A powerful mix'

"I am very excited for the audience to see the outstanding films in this year's festival," Founder of the festival, Shawn Stratton, told Plant Based News.

"We have a powerful mix of films from around the world that cover all aspects of veganism. Topics range from mink farming in Nova Scotia to an elite vegan soldier from New Zealand to the animal testing for medical research to a film that explores one of America's most iconic competitions-the rodeo and much more."

The awards will be announced at the Festival's Premier event on October 6 at The Chamber Theatre in Ben Franklin Place in Ottawa, Canada.