The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF), North America’s leading animation film festival, is now accepting entries for competition in 2017. With over 8 categories of competition, animators and other creators of all levels have a great and auspicious festival to show off their work. Entries are due May 26, and there is no entry fee. From September 20-24, Ottawa will become the center of the animation universe; a hub of innovative, inspirational, and engaging art.
OIAF invites animators from around the globe to submit their recent work in the following major categories:
- Animated Feature
- Narrative Animated Short
- Non-Narrative Animated Short
- Student Animation
- Short Preschool Animation Made for Children 0-5
- Short Animation Made for Children 6-12
- Preschool Animation Series Made for Children 0-5
- Animation Series Made for Children 6-12
Notably, the children’s categories are now divided by age group. In addition to category prizes, submissions will also be considered for a variety of craft and other awards including the Film Critic’s Prize, which is new to 2017!
“With our first 40 years behind us, we’re getting started on year 41,” says Chris Robinson, OIAF Artistic Director, “We’ve made a few tweaks. The ‘Experimental/Abstract’ category is now simply ‘Non-Narrative’, student films have been rolled into a single category, and we have some additions: new category divisions for kids, and a brand spanking new Film Critic’s prize that will be awarded by accredited members of the Canadian and International media. Beyond that, we expect another year of groundbreaking and eclectic animation that you simply cannot see on television.”
For more information, including Festival rules, please visit the OIAF website at: