Welcome to Canada! Here's who greeted us from up above the doorways at the of the Museum of Nature where TAC (The Animation Conference) was taking place today.
By Lia Abbate
The festival is celebrating its 24th year of existence and so many of the participants return year after year that it feels like you’re part of an extended family here. If Chris’s sensibilities are any indication, we’re a dysfunctional family with a sarcastic mean streak, many skeletons in the closet, and a twisted sense of humor. I cannot wait to see what films he’s lined up for us!
There are myriad reasons to make this festival a priority. The people, the access, the films, the attitude, plus you’ll be inspired by the city itself. The festival venues include some of the finest museums in Canada: The National Gallery of Canada, The Arts Court, The Museum of Nature, and St.Brigid’s Centre for the Arts (the last two are the new venues this year. OIAF in a church? Why not?) Nothing like the Group of Seven to get you back to reality after hours inside the screening rooms.
The Opening Ceremonies for the festival are set for this evening. But first, we’re spending time at The Animation Conference - a separate 3-day event (with a separate admission pass) for industry professionals that focuses on the business of animation - that kicked of this morning.