OIAF welcomes award-winning animators for special screenings of their work, including Adam Elliot, Chris Sullivan, and directors Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn from Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.
Adam Elliot, Chris Sullivan, and directors Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn from Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 will be in town for the Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) to discuss and attend special screenings of their work. This year’s festival is happening September 18th-22nd.
Often devoted to a certain theme or person, OIAF’s special screenings are designed to complement the main competition despite their stand-alone appeal. Coming from internationally acclaimed animators and studios, the special screenings consist of:
- A sneak previewof Sony Pictures Animation’s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, followedby a Q&A session with directors Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn.
- “Mary, Max, andthe Misfits”, a series of screenings of Oscar-winning Adam Elliot’s work includinghis short films and the highly acclaimed Mary and Max (2009). Elliotwill be attending and is available for interviews.
- An exclusivescreening of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Get a Horse! featuring oldfootage of Mickey Mouse voiced by Walt Disney himself. Director Lauren MacMullenwill be hosting a Masterclass during the festival.
- Screenings ofChris Sullivan’s work including the critically praised Consuming Spirits and a selection of his shorts. Sullivan will be in attendance.
- A retrospectivescreening of the late Gerrit Van Dijk’s most notable works. Cilia Van Dijk,his wife, will be in attendance.
- “Spanish Snipers”,presented by the Embassy of Spain, is a program curated to celebrate the richnessof independent Spanish animation.
- “Welcome to Kanata”,a screening demonstrating the talent of indigenous filmmakers.
- “The Kids areAlright”, a retrospective screening showing the promising work of studentsfrom festivals passed. Work from Alison Snowden, Suzie Templeton, and MichaelLangan will be showcased.
The Ottawa International Animation Festival is one of the world’s most competitive festivals. This year the festival received a total of 1926 entries from 76 different countries. Of those, 98 short films and 9 feature films were chosen for competition. In addition, 50 showcase films were chosen to represent the efforts of the Canadian, International, and Student communities.
Source: The Ottawa International Animation Festival
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.