The Best of Ottawa 2005 – Coming soon to a theatre, school or backyard near you!

The Best of Ottawa 2005 is a rare opportunity to see the best of the best in animation from Canada and around the world. The program features an exciting array of animated films from the 2005 Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF).

The program showcases animation in a variety of forms consisting of animated short films, TV series and commercials, music videos, internet shorts and more.

The Best of Ottawa 2005 program features:

2005 OIAF Signal Film / Will Krause / USA / 0:50
The Curse of the Voodoo Child / Steven Woloshen / Canada / 3:30
Ichthys / Marek Skrobecki / Poland / 16:41
Phoenix Foundation 'Hitchcock' / Reuben Sutherland / United Kingdom / 3:30
_grau / Robert Seidel / Germany / 10:01
Chestnuts Icelolly / JJ Villard / USA / 7:30
City Paradise / Gaëlle Denis / United Kingdom / 5:58
Overtime / Oury Atlan, Thibault Berland & Damien Ferrié / France / 4:55
Fish Heads Fugue and Other Tales for Twilight / Lauren Indovina & Lindsey Mayer-Beug / USA / 6:42
Die Toten Hosen 'Walkampf' / Andreas Hykade / Germany / 3:30
Morir de Amor / Gil Alkabetz / Germany / 12:40
At the Quinte Hotel / Bruce Alcock / Canada / 3:38

The program will begin touring across North America in December and will wrap up the beginning of September 2006. Be sure to ask your local theatre, school, or film organization about The Best of Ottawa 2005 program. For complete program details, click here to download the program in pdf format.

For more information on the Best of Ottawa 2005, please contact André Coutu at 613-232-8769 or

The Best of Ottawa 2005 is only a sample of the outstanding animated works screened at the 2005 Ottawa International Animation Festival. Don't miss out on the full festival experience! Join us at the 2006 Ottawa International Animation Festival taking place September 20-24.

Best of Ottawa 2005 Screening Venues:

October 29, 30 Montreal, QC Imperial Cinema
November 20 Singapore Animation Nation
January 20 Oakville, ON Sheridan College
January 21, 23 Edmonton, AB Metro Cinema Society
January 27 Toronto, ON NFB Cinema
February 9, 13 Vancouver, BC Pacific Cinematheque
February 18 * Ottawa, ON Canadian Film Institute
February 22, 26 Cleveland, OH Cleveland Museum of Art
February 22 New York, NY ASIFA East
Feb. 24 – Mar. 2 Winnipeg, MB Winnipeg Film Group
March 4 Cupernico, CA De Anza College
March 11 Vancouver, BC Emily Carr Insitute of Art + Design
April Detroit, MI College for Creative Studies, Detroit
April 3 Mississauga, ON Blackwood Gallery, UTM
April 11-15 Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival
April 14, 15 Portland, OR Northwest Film Center
April 26 Boston, MA Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
May Allendale, MI ASIFA Central with Grand Valley State University
May 13 Brisbane, Australia Queensland Animators Group
June 30 - July 2 Houston, TX The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
July 10 Brooklyn, NY BAMcinematek

* for this program Morir de Amor and _grau will be replaced with John Canemaker's Moon and the Son.

To book a screening date contact Andre Coutu at 613-232-8769 or