Connecting with potential buyers, funders and partners is key. In addition to the many parties and social events throughout the OIAF, TAC offers a number of networking events especially created to help you mingle with your industry targets, build relations with your peers AND have a good time doing it!


Boat Cruise (NEW)  

Sponsored by Nelvana, 9 Story Entertainment and Mercury Filmworks
We are taking the glamour up a notch this year with the TAC Boat Cruise. The principal networking event gathering all Conference pass-holders, the Boat Cruise is an opportunity to meet other attendees and share Festival excitement.

The cruise will take place onboard the Ottawa River Queen. The only one of its kind in the region, the River Queen has been refurbished in the style of the early 19th century steam driven paddlewheelers. You will be treated to drinks and hot hors d’oeuvres on a 2-hour sightseeing tour of Parliament Hill, the Museum of Civilisation, Rideau Falls, and other popular sites in the beautiful Capital. Screening facilities are available for impromptu pitches.'

The TAC Boat Cruise is free with your order of a TAC Animapass or TAC Only pass. Invididual tickets are available for $50 CDN. Call us to purchase your ticket (613) 232-8769.

Buffet Breakfast  
Sponsored by Nicktoons
Each morning begins with a one-hour complimentary hot buffet breakfast, where you can meet new people, share ideas and build relations before the Keynote address.
Animator's Picnic  
A staple of the OIAF, the Animator's Picnic is everyone's favourite event. For 4 hours on Friday afternoon (September 23), all industry executives, filmmakers, animators, students and animation lovers come together to relax, mingle and enjoy complimentary food and drinks. There are marshmallows to roast and, of course, there is the world famous pumpkin-carving contest (and with Oscar-winning animators in the mix – you don't want to miss this!)