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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.

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Virtual OIAF Pitch THIS! Now Accepting Entries from Canadian Creators

Festival and Mercury Filmworks announce the second ever virtual competition, offering wider reach and accessibility to new creative voices; entry deadline is June 15.

Animation Festivals Headline News

Ottawa Animation Festival Going Online for 2021

With the pandemic still to be reckoned with, event will go virtual again this year, with an extended run set for September 22 – October 3; the best of the usual ‘in person’ activities will be featured and available from the safety and comfort of home; submissions still being accepted through May 31.

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Call for Entries: The Ottawa International Animation Festival

Submissions are being accepted for the 2021 festival, which runs September 22-26; the competition’s entry deadline is May 31.

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Mariusz Wilczyński’s 2D ‘Kill It and Leave This Town’ Gets December 3 Virtual Premiere

Polish artist’s first feature-length hand-drawn animated film is an intimate portrayal of aging, mortality, and loss; Anthology Film Archives will host a special two-week virtual engagement in North America accompanied by a program of the director’s earlier short films.

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‘KKUM:’ How Kangmin Kim Created His Oscar-Qualified Short with an $80 Micro-Budget

Seoul-born, Los Angeles-based independent stop-motion filmmaker employs Styrofoam and cinematic lighting to create a moving and intimate tribute to his mother.

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‘KKUM,’ ‘Kill It and Leave This Town’ Take Top OIAF 2020 Honors

Kang-min Kim awarded Nelvana Grand Prize for animated short; Mariusz Wilczynski awarded grand prize for feature animation at 44th annual Ottawa International Animation Festival.

Virtual Panels Headline News

The Animation Guild to Host Careers Panel at OIAF 2020

‘Animation through the Ages’ will examine career longevity, challenges, and keys to success with industry veterans offering insights from their own career journeys and experiences.

Virtual Festivals Headline News

The National Film Board Takes Center Stage at OIAF 2020

10 NFB original films/VR projects, representing unique visions and personal stories, will screen in both competitive and curated programs; the festival runs September 23-October 4.

Virtual Festivals Headline News

Choose Your Pass for OIAF 2020 Virtual Festival – Available NOW!

Watch this year’s retrospectives featuring a celebration of Estonian animator, Elbert Tuganov; unique perspectives from Norwegian animation studio, Mikrofilm; and the work of Métis filmmaker, Terril Calder.

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The Mesmerizing and Surreal Animation of Erick Oh’s ‘OPERA’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, August 21, 2020 at 2:19pm

A stunning and provocative new short film by the Annecy Cristal-winning ‘PIG: The Dam Keeper Poems’ director examines diverse issues like racism, terrorism, religion, war, and class struggle within our society.

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OIAF Pitch THIS! Goes Virtual, Now Accepting Entries from Canadian Creators

Festival and Mercury Filmworks announce first virtual competition, offering wider reach and accessibility to new creative voices.

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OIAF 2020 Official Selections Announced

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 1:08pm

A diverse group of 155 animated shorts, features, series and VR works will compete at upcoming Ottawa International Animation Festival, running online September 23 – October 4.

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Ottawa International Animation Festival Announces 2020 Jury

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 5:16pm

The now virtual event, scheduled for September 23 – October 4, will feature screenings, virtual artist talks, workshops, and meetings with schools and recruiters.

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44th Ottawa International Animation Festival Moving Online

Scheduled for September 23 – October 4, the event will feature screenings, virtual artist talks, workshops, and meetings with schools and recruiters.

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Submit Your Work to OIAF 2020!

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 28, 2020 at 2:12pm

44th Ottawa International Animation Festival, which runs September 23-27, 2020, is now accepting submissions.

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‘Don’t Know What,’ ‘On Gaku: Our Sound’ Take Home OIAF 2019 Grand Prizes

Thomas Renoldner awarded Nelvana grand prize for animated short; Kenji Iwaisawa awarded grand prize for feature animation at the 43rd annual Ottawa International Animation Festival.

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Quirky, Unique and Compelling: OIAF 2019 is More than Just About Films

From September 25-29, Ottawa plays host to kindred spirits, collaborators and experts in all things animated, sharing tall tales and lots of good Canadian ale.

 

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Films to Watch: Ottawa Animation Festival Competition Highlights

Many notable shorts and features standout in a competition artistic director Chris Robinson calls ‘weird, disorienting and divisive.’

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Ottawa Animation Festival Pitch This! Deadline Extended

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 9:32am

Canadian animators have until August 23 to submit their project proposals for the upcoming TAC forum kids' show pitching competition.

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Ottawa Animation Festival Launches Pitch This! Competition

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 12:15pm

Two finalists will present their projects to over 350 industry buyers and financiers; winner to receive $5,000 cash and other prizes.

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Ottawa Animation Festival Submission Deadline Coming May 31

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 17, 2019 at 4:19pm

Entries in all short form categories as well as features, VR and commissioned work must be received by the last day of May.

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Q&A: Réka Bucsi’s ‘Solar Walk’ Now Available Via Vimeo On Demand!

Following 70 festivals and 13 awards for her short film ‘Solar Walk,’ the award-winning independent animator talks about distribution and monetization.

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