Animation in your classroom
All Day NAC Pass
Registration Form

BRING ANIMATION INTO YOUR CLASSROOM. Writer and festival Artistic Director, Chris Robinson, is touring around Ottawa-area highschools to talk about the wide world of cartoons and show new animated films from Canada and around the world.

To book a presentation from Sept. 5 to 16, email: or call 232-8769 and ask for Michael Peterson.

Chris Robinson, Artistic Director
Chris Robinson has been with the Ottawa International Animation Festival since 1991. A noted animation critic, curator, and historian, Chris has become a leading expert on Canadian and International independent animation. His acclaimed OIAF programming has been regarded as both thoughtful and provocative. Robinson has travelled to film festivals around the world as both a jury member and presenter. In May 2004, Robinson was the recipient of the Presidentís Award given by the New York chapter of animators for contributions to the promotion of independent animation.

Chris also writes the controversial and widely read "gonzo" column called "The Animation Pimp", for Animation World Magazine (Los Angeles). His writing has appeared in Take One, Cinemascope, Montage,, Stop Smiling, Chunklet, The Ottawa Xpress, and many international publications. His first book, Between Genius and Utter Illiteracy: A Story of Estonian Animation, was published in May 2003 and his second book, Ottawa Senators: Great Stories from the NHL's First Dynasty was released in September 2004. His third book Unsung Heroes of Animation, will be released this fall.

Saturday, September 24 (National Arts Centre)

The day includes :
Career Day - with presentations from all the leading animation schools from across Canada.
Animarket Trade Show featuring even more animation schools, software companies and more.
Screenings such as the Pink Panther, Kids Competition, & Short Competition 4.

Presented by The Ontario Trillium Foundation
Sunday, September 25, 10:00 am and 2:00 pm
(Canada & the World Pavilion)

This workshop will introduce teens aged 13 - 18 to the paper cut-out technique of animation and give them a chance to create a visual narrative. First, learn about the basic principles of animation. You'll choose a social theme to illustrate (globalization, world peace, over-consumption, etc.). Then, you'll take part in a story development and storyboarding workshop, create your characters and sets, and shoot your film. Pre-registration required. The workshop runs 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, and again at 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

For more information please call: 613-232-8769

Toon Apprentice Registration Form:

Please fill out the form below to register for the Toon Apprentice program.

First Name:
Last Name:
High School
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Do you want a FREE ALL DAY PASS for the National Arts Centre Sat. Sept. 24?
Do you want to sign up for TOON APPRENTICE workshop Sun. Sept. 25?
If yes, what time would you like to sign-up for?
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm