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Ottawa Fest Issues Call for Entries

The deadline for submission to the Ottawa International Animation Festival is May 17, with preview DVDs due by May 31.

Every September, the Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) presents the world’s most cutting-edge, quirky and important animation — and transforms Ottawa into the centre of the animation universe.

The 2013 edition of the festival, which runs this year from September 18-22, has issued a call for entries. Submissions are free. The deadline is May 17, with preview DVDs due by May 31.

Watch the Best of Ottawa 2012 Official Trailer, and read the official announcement, below:

The Belated Official Call For Entries

It's time to send those extraordinary mind visions in!

Anyone can enter and there's NO ENTRY FEE! Can you believe that? We must be crazy or socialists or nice or ...I dunno... just FAIR(ish).

Doesn't matter whether you're a student, indie, or non-indie. We're looking for narrative shorts, music videos, commercials, TV stuff, video games, features, non-figurative abstract mood disorder infestations...it can be paper, paint, cut, clay, fur, puppet, marker, knife, computer, cardboard, candy, scratch, marker, chalk, blood, pencil, crayon, tea leaves, coffee beans, chips, dip, fruit, body, squirrel etc... if it's animated and awesome, just send the damn thing! Not awesome films are welcome too! We love everyone. EVERYone! Even you.*

*Do not send live action films showing your man or woman things. This is not the right place for that. **

** This is the right place for that. ***

*** "NO IT'S NOT," says a voice more powerful than my own.

Entry forms must be submitted online by May 17th, and preview DVDs are due by May 31st.

For more info, or to register and submit your film, just click here!

Source: Ottawa International Animation Festival