By Dan Sarto.
The closing ceremonies bring an end to another Ottawa International Animation Festival. And while I await my connecting flight in Newark for the final leg of my journey home, I linger just a bit longer on the images in my mind of all the wonderous activities of the past week. Though I was constantly too warm or utterly frozen and could never get comfortable wearing layers and a heavy jacket, I was able to stop griping often enough to have a thoroughly great time. Here are some images from the closing.
The closing ceremony crowd at the Museum of Civilization was mostly civilized. However the kids jury made a hasty exit with parents when a clip discussing mutilated penises began playing.
The prizes in waiting.
Multiple award winner Dustin Grella displays his horde of prized hardware.
Estonian documentarian Jakop Parvik and award winner Theodore Ushev
Honorable Mention winner Steve Woloshen and author/researcher Janet Blatter.
Feature Film jurors Michaela Pavlatova and Torill Kove.
Short film juror Munro Ferguson with his son Lucas.
Animal Jury member Jean-Marc Lafayette contemplates his choice for Grand Prix. While snacking on Poutine.
Animators Janet Perlman and Marilyn Zornado.
Animator Martine Chartrand.