I need information on the Ottawa Intl Animation Fest, stuff I can't find on their website. Basically I want to know if it's worth going to if you are just a passing animation/film fan and not a major industry fan.
Is something going on all the time or is this like other film fests where a few screenings start here and there a few times a day? What kind of events other than animation viewing is there? If I go, should I expect to be bombarded with films/events or will I have lots of down time? Is there lots of stuff to do in Ottawa if there is down time?
Looking at the website, from what I can tell there are some retrospectives and I imagine probably viewings of festival entries, but how much of each day will be taken up with that? I'm not interested in the one event they seem to have posted, the classes for teens. The TAC part of it looks like a trade show and I am not sure I'll find that interesting at all since I am not in the biz, just a fan looking for fun events and cartoons. If anyone here has been, what has been your general experience? Bored? Overwhelmed? Was it totally worth it or was it just bleh?
Is there anyplace else on the internet I can ask this question and get more feedback?