2020 Dates TBC, Call for Entries to Follow
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.
2019 Call for entries (ARCHIVE):
The deadline for entry forms is Friday, May 31st, 2019. There is no entry or registration fee. Only animated films that were completed after May 25th, 2018 are eligible.
You must submit your entry form online through your OIAF login account. If your film has dialogue that is not English and is not subtitled, you must include an English dialogue script.
The Festival will have three juries: one international jury for the feature; one for independent, student, commissioned competitions and VR; and one Children’s Jury comprised of 6-13 year olds to judge the young audience competition finalists.
A - Feature Film
B - Independent Short Films Competition
Short-format, non-commissioned animated films or videos. Suggested maximum length of 30 minutes.
C - Student Animation Competition
Films made by students who are either currently enrolled in a high school, post-secondary or graduate diploma or degree or were so enrolled during the films’ production.
D- Commissioned Films Competition
Works that are funded and produced for specific commercial or promotional purposes.
E - Films/Videos Made for Young Audiences
Independent or commissioned films that are produced and distributed specifically for young audiences aged 0-12. Please note only one episode per series is eligible and is limited to 22 minutes and under.
F - Virtual Reality (VR) Competition
Immersive works that are created for the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive or Samsung Gear VR virtual reality platforms.
2018 Festival News (Archive):
2018 EXPOSÉ TALKS (29 Sep)
Catch a glimpse of the filmmaking creative process. Each presentation will kick off with a “Career Tidbits” blast and some will be followed by signings.
You Got the Gig, Now What? - Three artists talk about what happens after you land that dream job.
Isle of Dogs: Behind-the-Scenes (With Andy Gent, Puppet Supervisor and Co-Production Designer, Paul Harrod, ‘Isle of Dogs’)
The Anatomy of an Action Sequence (with Mahyar Abousaeedi, Director of Photography - Camera, Pixar Animation Studios)
Inside Creative Development at Walt Disney Animation Studio (with Juan Pablo Reyes, Creative Executive, Walt Disney Animation Studios)
An Invisible History: Trailblazing Women of Animation (with Mindy Johnson, Animation Historian)
Created by Victory Arts.