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Ottawa International Animation Festival Deadline Approaches

North America's largest animation event, the Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) is reminding the animation community to get their work in before it’s too late.

Press Release from Ottawa International Animation Festival

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – North America's largest animation event, the Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) is reminding the animation community to get their work in before it’s too late. Entry forms must be submitted online by May 20th, and preview DVDs are due by June 3rd. There is no entry fee.

This year’s event takes place September 21st to 25th and promises to turn Canada’s capital into the center of the animation universe. The Festival showcases the best new animation from around the world in six major categories including Independent Short films, Feature films, New Media, Commissioned films (TV series, commercials, music videos etc), Student films and Work Made for Children.

In addition to the Competition screenings, the 2011, event the Festival pays tribute to the bizarre, funny, angry, scary, and confusing worlds of Gil Alkabetz, Mati Kütt, and Aaron Augenblick. Honorary president, the NFB’s David Verrall gives us Ten Reasons to Love Animation. John Canemaker takes us through the art of Joe Ranft and Joe Grant, while Jerry Beck invites us to join the Cartoon Fight Club. Plus, the Festival will dig into animation in Hip-Hop Culture and have a look at our relationship with Food. Hungry yet? Additional screenings will be announced in the near future.

For more information about this year’s Festival, as well as the online entry form, visit the OIAF website at www.animationfestival.ca. Questions about submitting a film may be sent to entries@animationfestival.ca or made by telephone at 613-232-8769.

About the Ottawa International Animation FestivalThe Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) is one of the world’s leading animation events providing screenings, exhibits, workshops and entertainment since 1976. OIAF is an annual five-day event bringing art and industry together in a vibrant hub and attracting more than 28,000 artists, producers, students and animation fans from around the world. For more information, visit the OIAF website at: www.animationfestival.ca.

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