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OIAF Unveils 2015 Competition Selections

Highlights at OIAF 2015 include ‘World of Tomorrow’ by Don Hertzfeldt, ‘Ernie Biscuit’ by Adam Elliot, ‘Sonámbulo’ from Theodore Ushev, ‘Waves ’98’ by Ely Dagher, ‘The Simpsons’ Couch Gag and Stromae’s ‘Carmen’ by Sylvain Chomet, and ‘A Single Life’ by the Dutch trio Job, Joris & Marieke.

OTTAWA -- The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF), North America’s leading animation event, announced today the complete list of films to be presented September 16-20 as part of the annual Festival’s Official Competition selection.

“This was without doubt one of the strongest years I can recall,” says OIAF artistic director Chris Robinson. “The quality of almost every category was high. We could have easily added another 1-2 competition screenings. Animators continue to prove that animation is the summit of all arts. I'm really excited to see how audiences -- and juries -- react to this year’s diverse group of works.”

From a total of 2088 entries, 79 films representing 23 countries have been chosen for the Official Competition. An additional 69 films will be screened as part of the Festival’s Showcase programs.

Among the many highlights in the Short Films Official Competition:

  • Sonámbulo from Canada’s Theodore Ushev (Lipsett Diaries, Gloria Victoria)
  • Ernie Biscuit by Academy Award winner Adam Elliot (Mary and Max, Harvie Krumpet)
  • World of Tomorrow by American indie darling and Academy Award nominee Don Hertzfeldt (It’s Such a Beautiful Day, Rejected)
  • Waves ’98 directed by Ely Dagher, the winner of the 2015 Cannes Palme D’or
  • The Simpsons Couch Gag and Stromae “Carmen” by Academy Award nominee Sylvain Chomet (Triplettes of Belleville)
  • A Single Life, 2014 Oscar nominee by the Dutch trio Job, Joris & Marieke

A complete list of OIAF competitors can be found here:

The 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 30,000 artists, producers, students and animation fans from around the world. This year’s OIAF runs September 16th-20th. 

Source: Ottawa International Animation Festival

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