SAFO Submission Deadline Extended To July 15, 2001
The submission deadline for the next International Student Animation Festival of Ottawa (SAFO) has been extended to July 15, 2001. Entry forms, including an on-line version that can be sent directly by e-mail, are available on the festival Website. SAFO 2001 will be held October 18-21, 2001. The official competition is divided into five categories: High School Student Films; Undergraduate Student Films (Post-Secondary); Graduate Student Films (Post-Secondary); First Film (e.g. Professional/Independent/Co-op Produced Films); and Children's Animation (Under 12 Years Of Age). Once again, six international animation schools will compete for Ottawa's Best School Award. Both competitions will be judged by an international jury comprised of: Phil Mulloy, animator (U.K.), Koji Yamamura, animator (Japan), Richard Meltzer, writer and critic (U.S.A.), and AWN's Annick Teninge (U.S.A.). This year's special screenings include tributes to Phil Mulloy, Koji Yamamura, Bolex Brothers and Olive Jar Animation. Other programs include: "Sailing To Sicily," a look at interpretations of hell; a gay and lesbian animation panorama; and finally, to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Ottawa International Animation Festival, SAFO will take a look back at some of the highlights of past festivals. There will also be hands-on workshops, panels and lectures scheduled to help prepare newcomers for the jump into the professional animation industry. New this year: "International Student Panoramas," with four panorama programs highlighting the wide array of animation being produced by an assortment of schools; and a "Teachers' Symposium," a one-day event examining the state of animation education.