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Ottawa Gets Started

* Tuesday, September 29 - October 4. Ottawa, Canada.

The Ottawa International Animation Festival takes place at the National Arts Centre and surrounding locations. Programs include an international film competition, retrospectives of Acme Filmworks, Charles Thorson, Igor Kovalyov and Mary Ellen Bute, as well as Dutch, Estonian, Brazilian and Canadian animation, plus there will be many workshops and artist presentations. AWN president Ron Diamond ( and Animation World Magazine associate editor Wendy Jackson ( will be present at the festival. The festival will be reviewed in the November issue of Animation World Magazine, along with a festival scrapbook comprised of photos from the festival. For full program information, visit the official festival web site in AWNs Animation Village.