Winners From The Great White North

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Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF)

The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) came to a close late last night, with closing ceremonies held at the National Arts Centre. This years festival, which ran September 19th-23rd, featured a special jury of children who voted on-appropriately- Best Short Animation Made for Children and the Best Television Animation Made for Children.

This years festival featured sold out workshops, packed screenings, and many high profile networking events for industry professionals. Although attendance figures have not been officially released and finalized, rumors hold that this year’s Festival reached its highest attendance to date. The OIAF brings over 1500 industry pass holders from across Canada and around the world to Ottawa. Total attendance at the events is estimated at 30,000.

This years winners:

Nelvana GRAND PRIZE for Best Independent Short Animation: Junkyard– directed by Hisko Hulsing, Netherlands

GRAND PRIZE for Best Animated Feature: Arrugas (Wrinkles), directed by Ignacio Ferreras, Spain

Walt Disney GRAND PRIZE for Best Student Animation: I Am Tom Moody– directed by Ainslie Henderson, Edinburgh College of Art, UK

GRAND PRIZE for Best Commissioned Animation: Primus “Lee Van Cleef” – by Chris Smith, USA

Best Animation School Showreel: Supinfocom (France)

BEST Narrative Short: A Morning Stroll – by Grant Orchard, STUDIO AKA, USA

BEST Experimental/Abstract Animation: Rivière au Tonnerre – directed by Pierre Hébert, Canada

Adobe Prize for BEST High School Animation: The Bean – by Hae Jin Jung, Gyeonggi Art High School, South Korea

Honourable Mention:

La Soif Du Monde (Thirsty Frog) – by a Collective: 12 Children, Camera-etc, Belgium

BEST Undergraduate Animation: Reizwäsche – by Jelena Walf & Viktor Stickel, Germany

BEST Graduate Animation: Ballpit – directed by Kyle Mowat, Sheridan College, Canada

BEST Promotional Animation: Red Bull ‘Music Academy World Tour‘ – by Pete Candeland, Passion Pictures, UK

BEST Music Video: The First Time I Ran Away – by Joel Trussell, USA

BEST Television Animation for Adults: Portlandia: Zero Rats – by Rob Shaw, USA

BEST Short Animation Made for Children: Beethoven’s Wig, directed by Alex Hawley & Denny Silverthorne, Canada

Honourable Mentions:

Au Coeur de L’Hiver – directed by Isabelle Favez, Switzerland

Why do we Put up with Them? – directed by David Chai, USA

BEST Television Animation Made for Children: Regular Show: Eggscellent – by JC Quintel, Cartoon Network

Honourable Mention:

Adventure Time: Jake vs. Me-Mow – by Pendleton Ward, Cartoon Network, USA

The National Film Board of Canada PUBLIC PRIZE: It’s Such a Beautiful Day – directed by Don Hertzfeldt, USA

Canadian Film Institute Award for BEST Canadian Animation: Nightingales in December, directed by Theodore Ushev, Canada

Honorable Mentions

Ballpit – directed by Kyle Mowat, Sheridan College, Canada

MacPherson – directed by Martine Chartrand, National Film Board of Canada, Canada

BEST Canadian Student Animation Award: Gum – By Noam Sussman, Sheridan College, Canadaa

Honorable Mentions

Ballpit – By Kyle Mowat, Sheridan College, Canada

Tengri – By Alisi Telengut, Concordia University, Canada

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