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Last Call for Ottawa International Animation Festival Submissions

Don’t forget to enter your film by May 31st; North America’s leading animation festival runs online September 22 – October 3.

Don’t miss the submission deadline of May 31st! The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) is still accepting film entries for the 2021 festival competition.  Animated films completed after May 29, 2020 are eligible. There is no entry or registration fee. Enter your films here.

Noting the upcoming submission deadline, the festival stated, “Do you want your film to be a part of the OIAF this year? Then get off your butt and get your submission in! You can probably stay on your butt to do that, actually. You don’t even need to get up and get your credit card, because there is no entry fee! Don’t second guess - the OIAF wants to see your film! Get it in by May 31st!”

Running online from September 22 – October 3, North America’s leading animation festival becomes the center of the animation universe, bringing together artists, students, guests, and talent to create a premier event that will innovate and inspire everyone who attends.

Submissions will be accepted in the following major categories:

  • Animated feature
  • Independent animated short
  • Student animation
  • Commissioned animation
  • Short animation for young audiences (0-5)
  • Short animation for young audiences (6-12)
  • Virtual reality animation
  • Animated series 

Submissions must be entered through the OIAF’s new entry form powered by Eventival (no other method will be accepted) and may only be submitted to one competition category. Films must be available as a streamable online screener link which must remain accessible until the end of July; anything submitted as a file, download, or dead link will automatically be disqualified for entry.

Each year the OIAF receives more than 2,000 entries. Approximately 150 films will be chosen for Official Competition and Out-of-Competition Showcase screenings. In addition to category prizes, submissions will also be considered for a variety of craft awards.

For more information visit the OIAF website.

Source: The Ottawa International Animation Festival