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‘Miserable Miracle,’ ‘When Adam Changes’ Top OIAF 2023 Winners

By Dan Sarto | Sunday, September 24, 2023 at 10:11am

Ryo Orikasa takes home the Grand Prize for short animation, while Joël Vaudreuil takes home the Grand Prize for feature animation, at the 47th annual Ottawa International Animation Festival.

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Exclusive: New Trailer for Ryo Orikasa’s ‘Miserable Miracle’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 20, 2023 at 8:28am

The award-winning ‘Datum Point’ director returns to the Ottawa festival with his latest experimental film, produced by Miyu Productions, the NFB, and New Deer, screening in Short Competition 5; OIAF 2023 runs September 20-24.  

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Netflix’s ‘Hilda’ Season 3 Sneak Peek Comes to OIAF 2023

Sony Pictures Television-Kids and Mercury Filmworks bring 2-episodes of the Emmy, BAFTA, and Annie Award-winning animated series to the Ottawa International Animation Festival September 21; the 3rd and final season streams in December - the festival runs September 20-24.

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All Eyes on Ottawa - OIAF 2023 Schedule is Live

The 5-day festival and TV animation conference, featuring screenings, exhibits, workshops, and entertainment, is around the corner, running September 20-24.

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OIAF Announces 2023 Official Shorts Selections

Out of 2,165 entries from 85 countries, 40 films will compete in the Commissioned, Narrative, Non-Narrative, and Student categories; the festival runs September 20-24.

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OIAF Reveals 2023 Official Inaugural Teen Audiences 13+ Competition Selections

Young Audiences 7+ selections for competition also announced, to be judged by the OIAF Kids Jury; the festival runs September 20-24.

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OIAF 2023 Passes Now on Sale

The 5-day September festival and TV animation conference, which features screenings, exhibits, workshops, and entertainment, invites Canadian creators to kickstart their animated series concept with the annual Pitch THIS! event – submissions deadline is June 16; kids ages 8-12 can apply to participate in the OIAF Kids Jury - submissions deadline is July 12.

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Binocular Briefs – Spotlight on Annecy 2023 Part 2: Shorts

Ottawa Animation Festival artistic director Chris Robinson takes a look at 5 intriguing short films competing at this year’s Annecy International Animation Festival, which runs June 11-17.

Feast Your Eyes and Mind ANIMATIONWorld

Binocular Briefs – Spotlight on Annecy 2023 Part 1: Features

Ottawa Animation Festival artistic director Chris Robinson takes a look at 6 intriguing feature films competing at this year’s Annecy International Animation Festival, which runs June 11-17.

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Call for Submissions: OIAF TAC Pitch THIS! 2023

The program, open exclusively to Canadian creators, pairs 10 semi-finalists with industry mentors for a chance to pitch animated series concepts – submissions begin May 1; The Ottawa International Animation Festival runs September 20-24.

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Ottawa International Animation Festival 2023

Begins: September 20, 2023

Scheduled for September 20–24, OIAF features screenings, virtual artist talks, workshops, and meetings with schools and recruiters; taking place during the festival TAC offers industry professionals a chance to connect.

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OIAF 2023 Decides to Get Funny

The festival celebrates the late NFB employee and one-time OIAF Honorary President, Hélène Tanguay, with a new award recognizing humor in animation; the annual five-day event returns September 20-24.

Submit Your Films! Headline News

Call for Entries: OIAF 2023 Open for Submissions

The annual five-day event returns September 20-24; there are no entry fees, and artists worldwide are invited to submit through May 31.

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‘Bird in the Peninsula,’ ‘Dozens of Norths’ Take Top OIAF 2022 Honors

By Dan Sarto | Sunday, September 25, 2022 at 7:07am

Atsushi Wada is awarded the Grand Prize for animated short, while Koji Yamamura takes home the Grand Prize for animated feature, at the 46th annual Ottawa International Animation Festival.

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The Animation Pimp Presents - Binocular Briefs September 2022

This month’s animated shorts survey includes ‘IIzuna Fair,’ ‘My Year of Dicks,’ ‘The Pattern,’ ‘The Record,’ and ‘Vampire,’ all in competition at the Ottawa International Animation Festival, running September 21-25.

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OIAF 2022 Reveals Official Animated Shorts Competition Selections

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at 12:00pm

51 shorts to compete in student, narrative, non-narrative, and commissioned categories; the upcoming festival runs September 21-25.

Not Your Standard Saturday Morning Cartoons! Headline News

OIAF’s Official Animated Series Competition Selections are…. Revealing

Almost anything goes in the mostly adult-themed line-up of animated shows competing at the upcoming Ottawa International Animation Festival, running September 21-25.

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OIAF Reveals Official Feature Film Competition Selections

Out of a group of 76 films submitted, 7 were chosen to compete for the Grand Prize at the upcoming Ottawa International Animation Festival running September 21-25.

Countdown to Pitch THIS! Headline News

The Deadline Approaches: Submit Now to OIAF 2022 Pitch THIS!

There are only 3 days left for Canadian creators to submit original animated series content to Mercury Filmworks’ annual pitching competition returning in-person to the festival’s TAC business conference, running September 21 – 23; entries must be received by June 30.

Feast Your Eyes and Mind ANIMATIONWorld

Break Out the Popcorn: Features to Watch at Annecy 2022

AWN’s Animation Pimp and Ottawa Animation Festival artistic director Chris Robinson takes a look at five feature films worth your hungover attention at this year’s Annecy International Animation Festival, which runs June 13-18.

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OIAF 2022 Pitch THIS!’ Submissions Now Open

The festival and Mercury Filmworks announce the annual competition’s in-person return as part of TAC, offering Canadian creators a unique opportunity to refine their craft and reach an audience of peers, studio executives, and potential buyers; entry deadline is June 30.

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Put on Your Shorts: Annecy 2022

AWN’s Animation Pimp and Ottawa Animation Festival artistic director Chris Robinson takes a look at seven intriguing short films competing at this year’s Annecy International Animation Festival, which runs June 13-18.

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