Ottawa International Animation Festival

OIAF // Ottawa International Animation Festival

41st edition

Sep 20 - Sep 24, 2018
Estimated
Ottawa, Canada

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Animation
Film length

Mission / description The aim of the festival is to foster the development and growth of animation talent found within our country and region. Our animators and animation companies are among the most creative and successful in the world. The Ottawa festival helps them achieve both artistic excellence and commercial success.

We also seek to provide a means of inter-linking the regional, national, and international animation communities. The festival exists in part to provide an artistic and commercial forum wherein aesthetic and artistic excellence, as well as commercial expertise, can be shared and exchanged among these various communities.

Furthermore, we want to foster a greater appreciation of the art and craft of animation among the public at large. One of the most respected and venerable of the moving image arts, animation makes an unique contribution to both popular and ‘high' culture. Our role is to create a greater awareness of, and appreciation for, this contribution among members of the public.
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Festival website www.animationfestival.ca

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Rating Summary

Overall

5.05
Atmosphere / Experience
5.0
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Industry Connectivity
5.0
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Quality of films
4.5
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Quality of screening
5.0
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Value for money
5.0
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Service/Guest Relations
5.0
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Special Activities
5.0
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Corrie-Francis-Parks attended with HATCH in 2014

5.0
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It was great to go back to Ottawa with a film in competition. The festival provided a hotel room for the duration of the festival, pass and rides to and from the airport, so I felt well taken care of. This year, I felt the film selection was higher caliber than when I was there in 2010 - or maybe just more to my taste. I never agree with the jury choices, but that's ok. Parties felt more geared to the college age crowd, in my opinion. The shout in your neighbor's ear with a bad drink in your hand type. However, there were some fantastic networking events, like the animator's picnic and the Art+Biz brunch. I will always go back when I have the opportunity and hope to bring my students there someday soon! Corrie Around 3 years ago

Corrie-Francis-Parks attended as a guest in 2011

5.0
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This is animation central for North America - there's a great industry presence form every major studio, good workshops and panels. It's a great festival for students as well as professionals. Ottawa is a fun town to walk around, with great food and sites for when you need to take a break from the films. The selection refelects the Aritstic Director's personal preferences quite a bit, so don't cry if you don't get in. It's still worth the trip. TIP: You can get a free festival pass by volunteering for the festival. Corrie Around 4 years ago