Thursday, October 21 | Friday, October 22 | Saturday, October 23 | Sunday, October 24

• Thursday, October 21 / Jeudi - 21 Octobre - SAFO 99

9:00am / 9h00
Registration desk opens / L'inscription

School Competition #1:
Edinburgh College of Art (Scotland)/La Cambre (Belgium)

How To Set Up Your Own Animation Studio

1:00pm / 13h00
New Canadian Animation

See the best new Canadian animation films including the award winning, When The Day Breaks

New Tools of The Trade

Representatives from Alias-Wavefront and Nelvana will preview some of their latest technology.

Containment Cartoons

A look at the very humourous post-war American propaganda cartoons of the John Sutherland studio.

Preparing A Portfolio

Dave Master (Warner Bros. Feature animation) returns again to show you how to prepare for that big studio job interview.

A Farewell to (Colossal) Pictures

A farewell to one of animation's most innovative commercial studios. The creators of Aeon Flux, and a wide array of award winning Coke and Nike commercials including Air Jordan, featuring Bugs Bunny and Michael Jordan.

Complicated Pictures: The films of George Griffin

A tribute to America's leading independent animator. Including Koko, Flying Fur, A Little Routine, and the infamous, The Club.

Opening Ceremonies & Official Competition #1

• Friday, October 22 / Vedredi - 22 Octobre - SAFO 99

10:00am / 10h00
Budgeting for the Future

A workshop designed to create a standard industry budget model for the creation of animation films. Moderated by Frank Taylor, Funbag Animation Studios.

11:00am / 11h00
School Competition #2:
Royal College of Art (U.K.)/ California Institute of the Arts (U.S.A)

Animation and The Law

Learn the fine art of contract reading and various other important, but often overlooked legal issues.

World's Greatest Animation Commercials

Courtesy of our festival alliance partner, Holland Animation Film Festival, we present the best contemporary animation commercials from Europe and beyond.

Storytelling in Animation: Developing Original ideas

Animator, George Griffin will discuss the develop and processing of original stories and concepts.

Animation Grooves: Run Wrake

He's made backdrops for U2, he's made a number of collaborative videos with electronic maestro, Howie B. Who is he? Run Wrake, one of the hottest new animators around. He will be here to present his striking, surreal films.

Getting Your Film Shown: Alternative Channels of Distribution

A panel of representatives from studios, internet companies, festivals, and various other outlets will be on hand to provide advice on how to find an audience for your film.

The Hard Cel: The Evolution of the Canadian Animation Commercial

A look back at the history of commercial animation production in Canada. A chance to see rare animated tv commercials from the 1940s-today. Following the screening, there will be a book launch of Karen Mazerawicz new book on the history of Canadian animation.

7:00pm / 19h00
Suburb Surrealism: Studio Filmtecknarna

Their films have been in Ottawa many times, but this marks the first retrospective of the dark, funny, surrealist musings of Sweden's Studio Filmtecknarna. Films include: Exit, Otto, Alice in Plasmaland, and the highly acclaimed, Revolver. Guaranteed to offend and delight.

9:00pm / 21h00
Official Competition #2

• Saturday, October 23 / Samedi - 23 Octobre - SAFO 99

9:30am/ 9h30 - 5:00pm/17h00
Nickelodeon Children's Day

Our ever popular kid's day is back. Once again, hosted by the funky folks at Nickelodeon. Participants spend a day at the festival watching films, making films, visiting film studios, have lunch and other surprises. Admission is free.

Official Competition #3

Competition #3 presents films made by children under 12 and high school level kids.

11:00am / 11h00
School Competition #3:
Turku Arts Academy (Finland) /Rhode Island School of Design (U.S.A)

1:00pm / 13h00
The Animation of MTV

Long before The Simpsons, MTV and Sesame Street were two of the only companies that provided work to independent animators. This retrospective looks at over ten years of cutting edge animation by some of the world's greatest animators. Also, we offer Canadian Premieres of recent MTV shows, Daria, Celebrity Death Match, and Downtown

3:00pm / 15h00
Official Competition #3

Cuppa Coffee Animation

A look at Canada's hippest commercial animation studio, where experimentation, innovation, and personality is actually encouraged. Introduced by studio founder, Adam Shaheen.

7:00pm / 19h00
The Making of Iron Giant

Warner Bros. takes viewers behind the scenes of their recent animation feature, The Iron Giant

9:00pm / 21h00
Official Competition #4

Sunday, October 24 / Dimanche - 24 Octobre

La Gravure sur Pellicule Comme Pensee

Legendary Canadian animator, Pierre Hebert leads an unusual workshop outlining the technique of scratch animation (working without a camera, directly on the film). Hebert will discuss his reasons for using scratch and right before your eyes will produce a scratch film!

The Making of Bingo and The End

Alias-Wavefront's Chris Landreth will outline the complex development of his award winning short films, Bingo (Best Computer Film, 1998 Ottawa Animation Festival), and The End (1996 Oscar Nominee for Best Animation Short Film)

Animation Education in Crisis?

Some feel that animation schools are too busy tailoring students for industry jobs rather than allowing them to explore personal, artistic expression. This undoubtedly heated panel involving teachers, students and studio representatives will discuss the current state of animation education.

Therapeutic Toons: Richard Condie

A tribute to one of Canada's greatest animators, Richard Condie. His work, including La Salla, The Apprentice, Getting Started, and The Big Snit, which ranks as one of the greatest cartoons of all time, will be presented. Condie has been invited to introduce the screening.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Animation, But we're afraid to ask.

Linda Simensky (Cartoon Network), Eric Darnell (Pacific Data Images, director, Antz) and others will be on hand to answer any question you have about the business of animation.

Women of Russian Animation

Award winning animator, Nina Shorina will be on hand to introduce this programme which provides a rare look at the strong, but unacknowledged animations of Russian women. (Sponsored by Films by Jove)

Storytelling in Animation (Adaptation): Cracking the Classics, Mach 3: Pinocchio.

Animator and teacher, Ellen Besen is once again hosting the adaptation segment of our storytelling workshops. This year's she dissects Disney's Pinocchio.

Ed, Edd, and Eddy

Canadian animator, Danny Antonnucci (Lupo The Butcher, The Brothers Grunt) introduces Canadians to his new Cartoon Network and Teletoon series, Ed, Edd, and Eddy.

Philosopher Functionnaire: Rene Jodoin

The final festival retrospective programme pays a long overdue tribute to one of Canada's most important animation figures. He was handpicked by Norman McLaren. He nurtured a number of Canadian animators including: Pierre Hebert, Paul Driessen, Francine Desbiens and he was the first Director of the NFB's French Animation studio. He also made a number of austere abstract films that continue to fascinate. Mr. Jodoin will be in attendance to introduce the screening.

9:00pm / 20h00
SAFO 99 Awards Ceremony

And the winner is......

Screening of Award Winners

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