Brent Butt, Fred Seibert headline The Animation Conference by the  2018 Ottawa International Animation Festival.

Legendary animator Bruce Bickford prepares this year's Ottawa International Animation festival poster.

Send and pitch your project to Ottawa International Animation Festival.

The OIAF fest will feature the work of the pioneering US animation artist .

The Belgian feature Cafard and PES also won at the 2016 Ottawa Festival.

Here's the feature film selection of the 2016 Ottawa International Animation Festival.

Ottawa International Animation Festival gets a bit celebratory for its 40th edition, 21-25 Sep 2016.

It has established itself as the place for quirky and edgy film. Yet this year's Ottawa animation feature selection reveals a realist undertone as well.

ottawaOttawa International Animation Festival announced its selection results for the 2013 edition. See some of the highlights.


The Ottawa International Animation Festivalreceived a total of 1926 entries from 76 different countries this year.

Of those, 98 short films and 8 feature films were chosen for competition. In addition, 50 showcase films were chosen to represent the efforts of the Canadian, International, and Student communities.

Phil Mulloy returns to OIAF after his awarded feature (in 2011) Dead But Not Buried. His third instalment of the Christies' series, The Pain and the Pity, is one of the not-to-be-missed noir films at the festival.

Don Hertzfeldt has assembled the 3 short stories of everyday Bill into a feature, It's Such A Beautiful Day [review], and enters into feature competition.

 The irreverent (and dead) Graham Chapman is always a fit subject for a festival which takes pride in screening varieties of twisted animation.

His fake autobiographical story is represented by 14 UK animation studios in A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Graham Chapman.

Unlike the Annecy festival, OIAF has selected no feature films out of competition. Here's the whole list:

  • A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of  Graham Chapman Jeff Simpson & Bill Jones & Ben Timlett Bill and Ben Productions, UK
  • Ánima Buenos Aires ,María Ramírez CT Producciones, Caloi en su Tinta, Argentina
  • Couleur De Peau: Miel (Approved For Adoption) Laurent Boileau & Jung Mosaïque Films, Artémis Productions, France & Belgium
  • Cycle Zoltán Sóstai Gábor Imgrund, Gábor P. Koltai Hungary
  • It's Such A Beautiful Day Don Hertzfeldt Bitter Films, USA
  • O Menino e o Mundo (The Boy and The World) Alê Abreu, Brazil
  • The Pain and The Pity Phil Mulloy Spectre Design Ltd, UK
  • Tito On Ice Max Andersson & Helena Ahonen Nail Films Sweden & Germany

OIAF separates its short competition categories into narrative and experimental animation.  Joanna Priestley (Split Ends), the Oscar-awarded Thomas Stellmach with his Virtuoso Virtual, and the new film of Theodore Ushev, Gloria Victoria  are among the contestants.

Chris Landreth with his Annecy-awarded Subconscious Password features in the narrative category.

The Dutch artist Rosto presents his new effort Lonely Bones, and Emma De Swae & Marc James Roels continue their festival tour with the multi-awarded Oh Willy...

Jérémy Clapin (Skhizein) narrates a tale of a boy and a bird in Palmipédarium, and the previous Ottawa winner Ben Cady (The goat and the well) participates in the graduation section. See all selection results.

Carolina López Caballero, Elliot Cowan, Ged Haney, Fran Krause, Fran Krause , Michèle Lemieux, and Megan Turnbull comprise the OIAF International jury.

The 2013 edition of OIAFtakes place between 18 and 22 September 2013.

See the complete festival schedule.


The 2012 Ottawa International Animation Festival has announced its winners.

3 European and a single US film compete for the best feature film award at the upcoming Ottawa International Animation Festival.

Pitch THIS! Returns to TAC &, Ottawa Animation Festival in 2012.

 The 2012 edition of OIAF has now revealed its programme.

For a second time in a row, Phil Mulloy wins (this time with his feature film Dead but not buried), and Stephen Irwin  gets the short independent grand prize with his Moxie.

The Ottawa International Animation Festival has announced its lineup for its 2011 edition.


Zippy Frames is the premier online animation journal promoting European and Independent Animation animation since 2011

[email protected]

Zippy Frames

Quick Links