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Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) 2018

The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF), North America’s leading animation film festival, is now accepting film entries for competition in 2018.

OIAF invites animators from around the globe to submit their recent work in this year’s competition categories.

From 26-30 September 2018, Ottawa will once again play host to the animation universe; a hub of inventive, mesmerizing, and provocative art.

Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) 2018 is open for work in the following major categories:

  • Animated Feature
  • Narrative Animated Short
  • Non-Narrative Animated Short
  • Student Animation
  • Commissioned Animation (series, commercials, music videos)
  • Young Audiences – Preschool, Ages 6-12
  • VR Animation

OIAF18 features a brand new VR animation category acknowledging and celebrating the exhilarating and pioneering work being done in Virtual Reality.

In addition to category prizes, submissions will also be considered for a variety of craft and other awards including the Festival’s Academy Award recognized Grand Prize for Short Animation. In addition, there are National competitions for Canadian animators and a Canadian student competition.

Each year the OIAF receives more than 2,000 entries that are reviewed by the Festival’s programming team. Approximately 150 films will be chosen for Official Competition and Out-of-Competition Showcase screenings. During OIAF18, juries comprised of animation professionals, media and local kids will sit with the audience to judge the festival competition screenings.

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.