(February 5, 2001)
Now in its third edition,
the Ottawa International Student Animation Festival provides a dynamic
showcase of the most fresh and innovative animation from around the world.
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Four programmes will highlight the best international student and emerging
work from animations newest talent. In 1999, we received 745 entries
and anticipate even more this year.
Best School Competition
Once again, six international animation schools will compete for Ottawa
's prestigious award for excellence in animation education. Both competitions
will be judged by our International Jury comprised
of: Phil Mulloy, animator (UK), Koji Yamamura, animator (Japan), Richard
Meltzer, writer and critic (USA), and Annick Teninge, Animation World
Retrospectives and Tributes
This year's special screenings include tributes to Phil Mulloy, Koji Yamamura,
Bolex Brothers, and Olive Jar Animation. Other programmes include: Sailing
to Sicily, a look at interpretations of hell; a gay and lesbian animation
panorama, and finally we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Ottawa
International Animation Festival with a look back at some of the highlights
of past festivals.
Animarket Trade Fair
Our mini-market, conveniently located outside the National Archives Theatre,
is a great place for schools, companies and organizations to showcase
their goods. Call for the festival office for rates and space availability.
Workshops, Panels and Pitching
As always, we offer a number of industrial and creative driven sessions
led by some of animation's most respected representatives. Once again
we will offer "How To" workshops focusing on different animation techniques,
portfolios, the business of animation and pitching. We will also give
you a chance to pitch your ideas to some of the major studios.
NEW! International Student
To give our audience a more diverse taste of what's going on around the
world, we will present four panorama programmes highlighting the wide
array of animation being produced by an assortment of schools.
NEW! Teachers' Symposium
We hear a lot of talk about the state of animation education. Some feel
that schools are simply pandering to the industry and jumping on the bandwagon
of animation's popularity. The result is poor education. We'll also look
at the problems of dealing with new technologies like animation for the
internet and discuss various approaches and challenges facing animation
historians. This day-long session will also feature a keynote address
from a prominent member of the teaching community. The symposium will
be held on Friday, October 19 and the price of the workshops is included
with your Animapass Plus. Pre-registration will be required and more information
will be available shortly. If you're an educator, this is not to be missed.
The Ottawa International Student Animation Festival 2 Daly Ave., Ste.
Ottawa, ON K1N 6E2
Phone: (613) 232-8769 Fax: (613) 232-6315
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