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OIAF Partners with Shaw Rocket Fund To Present InGenius Jr. Day

The Ottawa International Animation Festival’s designated family day includes screenings of the feature-length ‘Captain Morten and the Spider Queen’ and Netflix animated series ‘Hilda.’

Stop-motion feature ‘Captain Morten and the Spider Queen’ one of the highlights of OIAF 2018’s InGenius Jr. Day.

OTTAWA -- During the upcoming Ottawa International Animation Festival, running September 26-30, OIAF is partnering with Shaw Rocket Fund to present a day designed for families at the new Ottawa Art Gallery.

Families can discover the ingenuity and genius of animation not only by watching a selection of kid-friendly screenings, but also by taking part in free activities including workshops on animation, voice acting, checking out some fun, new technology, and seeing some amazing art.

The screenings include the Animation for Young Audiences Official Competition (pre-school and ages six to 12 categories). Audiences will get to view the films with members of the Kids’ Jury and pick their favorite.

Attendees can also check out the feature-length Captain Morten and the Spider Queen and the new Netflix animated series Hilda (a co-production between Ottawa-based Mercury Filmworks and Silvergate Media). The screening of Hilda will include a behind-the-scenes presentation. There are many free hands-on activities as well.

“By partnering with the Ottawa International Animation Festival to organize InGenius Jr. Day, we are so pleased to offer children and their families an opportunity to explore this innovative world, exposing them to new technology and the animation process, and fuelling their creativity through this special event,” comments Shaw Rocket Fund president & CEO Agnes Augustin,.

Families can do some pixelation, see art in a new way with the augmented reality exhibition ReBlink, and have a look at Ottawa-based MadeMill’s teaser trailer for their VR project, Papa Frog.

Sign up online or on site for free kid-oriented workshops on voice acting with Roberta Romano (Fountainhead Talent) and voice actor Denise Oliver (Dot/YTV’s Treehouse), scratch animation with the Independent Filmmakers Co-operative of Ottawa, and collage animation with Tina Le Moine from Multicultural Arts for Schools and Communities (MASC). Families can also take in kid-focused gallery tours of the new OAG.

As an added bonus, the first 150 children in the door receive a free eco-friendly Shaw Rocket Fund reusable water bottle. Find more information on the workshops here.

Source: Ottawa International Animation Festival