The Chez-Ani is the festival-run nightclub that offers participants the chance to meet fellow festival attendees while watching even more animation (sometimes making animation too) in an informal open setting. This year's Chez-Ani will be the best ever. Located in the Arts Court, Chez-Ani will be open from 9:00am to late in the evening throughout the festival. During the day, Chez-Ani will be open for festival guests to purchase drinks, snacks and will host the pixilation project.
Opening Night Party
Wednesday, September 22, 11:00 pm (Irish Village)
Come celebrate the beginning of the festival at the Irish 
Village, located at 67 Clarence, in the heart of the Market. 
Electronic Arts Party
Friday, September 24, 11:00 pm – 2:00 am (Mexicali Rosa's)
Sponsored by Electronic Arts
Come enjoy a late dinner and drinks at Mexicali Rosa's, 
located at 200 Rideau St., upstairs.
Nelvana Party
Saturday, September 25, 11:00 pm (Arts Court)
Sponsored by Nelvana
On Saturday, September 25, at 11:00 pm the OIAF overtakes 
Arts Court and SAW Gallery for Nelvana's Saturday Night 
Party. Go down to SAW Gallery for some great tunes and 
drinks. Go upstairs to the Chez Ani and the Library for hors 
d'oeuvres. And for your viewing pleasure there will be open 
screenings in the Theatre!
Children's Workshop  
Saturday, September 25, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm and 
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Canada & the World Pavilion) 
Sponsored by Teletoon
For those young animators, OIAF presents its Children's 
Workshop, a free workshop for children, held at the 
Canada & World Pavilion. Children aged 10 to 15 will draw 
directly on 35mm film and see it projected on the big screen. 
There will be two sessions: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and 
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Pre-registration is required - 
call 232-8769. 
Family Day at the Museum of Civilization  

Sunday, September 26, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm (Museum of Civilization)
Sponsored by the Museum of Civilization
Come visit the Museum of Civilization and see some great animation screenings that the whole family will enjoy. When you purchase an admission to the Canadian Museum of Civilization you can get into any on-site festival screening for half-price!

11:00 am – Best of the Rest # 7: Kids Showcase
1:00 pm – Co Hoedeman Retrospective
3:00 pm – La prophétie des grenouilles

Yom Kippur:  
Beth Shalom Congregation, a full service mixed seating synagogue located in downtown Ottawa, invites Ottawa International Animation Festival passholders to attend Yom Kippur and Shabbat services while they are in town for the festival. Please register with the festival if you want to attend.

Beth Shalom Congregation is located at 151 Chapel Street, next to HartHouse at the corner of Chapel and Rideau Street. The telephone number is 789-3501, and the web address is Kol Nidre services will begin Friday evening at approximately 6:30 pm. Please phone for the exact time. Morning services begin at 9:00 am.