The Student Animation Festival Ottawa (SAFO) has announced the films in and out of competition for its 2003 event. California Institute of the Arts led the pack with seven film selected, followed by Royal College of Art with three films getting spots. The categories in the official competition are High School/Secondary Student Film (11 films), Post-Secondary Student Films (11 films), Post-Secondary Graduate Films (24 films), First Film (9 films), Childrens Animation (15 films) and Best School Showreel (6 schools). The festival also announced the films to be screened in the Canadian Panorama and International Panorama. For a complete list of films go to the Safo Website.
The Ottawa International Animation Festival organizes SAFO, which runs biannually. This years festival will take place October 16 - 19, 2003. For more information contact the festival at 2 Daly Avenue, Ste. 120, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1N 6E2; tel: (613) 232-8769; fax: (613) 232-6315; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; or Web: www.awn.com/ottawa/safo03.