Meet Our Guest: Shawn Stratton is the founder and director of the International Vegan Film Festival and World Tour. He started the festival in 2018 to inspire, educate, and entertain audiences with vegan-themed films from around the world. Shawn is also an international leadership consultant, professional speaker, bestselling author, Ironman, and Ultramarathon competitor.
The International Vegan Film Festival is a, first of its kind in the world, annual film event. Now in its third year, the festival kicks off every October in Ottawa, Canada. The festival showcases vegan-themed films from around the world covering a wide variety of topics. Some of these include animal rights, health and nutrition, ethics, sustainability, and climate change. Since 2018, the International Vegan Film Festival has had a world tour. This tour allows anyone to sign up as a host: from there, the host gets to pick where and when they would like to have their own Vegan Film Festival screening. It is a great way to build the local vegan community, interact with friends, and raise money for a cause or a business all while watching great independent vegan films.