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One Month Left to Submit to the Ottawa International Animation Festival

Free to enter, OIAF is accepting submissions of animated shorts for this year’s competition through May 15 with DVDs and submission URLs due May 29.

OTTAWA, ON -- This September, the Ottawa International Animation Festival celebrates its 40th anniversary and organizers are hoping to attract a bumper crop of diverse entries from around the world.

Each year the OIAF receives more than 2,000 entries that are reviewed by the Festival’s programming team. Approximately 150 films will be chosen for Official Competition and Out-of-Competition Showcase screenings.

“Finding hidden gems and work by new voices is an exciting aspect of the selection process” says OIAF artistic director Chris Robinson. “We have already received a record breaking number of entries. It is promising to be a great Competition.”

Prizes are awarded to the top films in each category by the six-person international jury. OIAF will be accepting entries for this year’s competition until May 15th, and DVDs and submission URLs until May 29th. There is no entry fee. There are a variety of categories including features, narrative and abstract shorts, student work, commissioned work (ads, music videos, series work), Short films made for kids and Series made for kids.

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 28,000 artists, producers, students and animation fans from around the world. This year’s OIAF runs September 21-25.

Source: Ottawa International Animation Festival

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.