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ASIFA-CANADA Upcoming Events

Chris Robinson, Director of the Ottawa International Animation Festival, is on tour in Canada to present a screening and discussion of the Best New Canadian Animation. The screenings will take place in Ottawa, Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto. Admission is free. The schedule is as follows: Vancouver: Wednesday, April 5th, 7:00pm at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Granville Island; Hosted by ASIFA Vancouver. Calgary: Saturday, April 8th; Contact Carol Beecher at; Hosted by the Quickdraw Animation Society (QAS). Toronto: Monday, April 17, 8:00pm, City Room, Metro Hall, 55 John Street; Hosted by the Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS).

The ASIFA-Canada web site offers practical information on how to become a member, and a discussion group and message board/guest book. The site also presents the organization's video project, "Canadian Animation on Video," a compilation video cassette of 15 films by independent animators, to be launched at the Ottawa Animation Film Festival in September 2000; and the Norman McLaren Heritage Award, with profiles of the past winners.

Visit the Quickdraw Animation Society web site at

For more information on the Toronto Animated Image Society, visit their website, or call Patrick Jenkins at (416) 533-2440 or email him at