Our Mission

OSA is a not for profit, member-funded society dedicated to bringing interesting independent films to the North Okanagan. Our profits support post secondary students in the Arts through an annual bursary, and we have an open membership.  We welcome new members and volunteers.

Why are there two film societies in Vernon?

The Vernon Film Society has been screening movies every second Monday night for many years. The Towne Cinema wanted to have these Monday Night at the Arts movies every Monday, and also in summer, so a new society willing to take this on was formed in 2016. This is why there are two film societies in Vernon. 

What We've Achieved

membership of nearly 500

dozens of films screened

$2000 bursary awarded

special events co-hosted

On Sunday March 4, 2018, we co-hosted (with the Vernon Towne Cinema) a Gala Evening featuring the live-streamed 90th Annual Academy Awards, wine/champagne bar, a red carpet, best-costume prizes, and more. Here are some photos from the event:


What a great night out... a good film... a glass of wine that you can take to your seat... pre-show live music... what’s not to like!
— M. Dalton, Vernon