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Arts Court - Court Room; CAO Room


OIAF's home base during the festival, our office is on the 2nd floor, suite 120. To obtain passes and information, visit Registration in the Court Room. Meet the filmmakers every morning starting Thursday will be in the CAO Room, on the main floor of the Arts Court.

Location: 2 Daly Ave. Corner of Daly Ave. & Nicolas St.



Barrymores Music Hall

Ottawa's legendary venue Barrymore's Music Hall, will be the site of The Worst Cartoons Ever and the OIAF Saturday Night blow out brought to you by Boomstone Entertainment. This historic landmark was built as a vaudeville theatre in 1914, and maintains most of its original decor today. Over the years Barrymores has come to be recognized as one of the largest and most sought after venues to perform at in Canada. Join us for this memorable soiree.

Location: 323 Bank Street, at Gilmour and Bank

Bytowne Cinema

The Bytowne Cinema is Ottawa's premier repertory theatre, featuring first run art, independent, and foreign films. With their famous popcorn and selected animation from around the world, the Bytowne is the place to be during the Festival.

Join us opening night for our Opening Ceremonies, Feature Competition and Short Competition 1.

Location: 325 Rideau Street, east of King Edward.



Canada and the World Pavilion


Host to the much anticipated Cartoon Network Animator's Picnic on the Friday, Teletoon Kid's Workshop on Saturday and the Toon Apprentice Workshop on Sunday September 25.

The Pavilion is a unique museum that showcases the hundreds of Canadians who have made an impact in the world. You can take in their exhibit on Animation as soon as you enter the main exhibition hall.

Location: 50 Sussex Drive, located in the Rideau Falls Park.



Château Laurier - Adam and Mac Donald Room

On Wednesday and Thursday the second annual Television Animation Conference will take place at the Fairmont Château Laurier, Ottawa's luxury hotel just down the street from Parliament Hill. Reminiscent of a 16th century French château, the Château Laurier boasts luxury suites; fine dining at their restaurant Wilfred's; live jazz in their cocktail lounge Zoe's, ballrooms and boutiques. Spend some time in the lap of luxury!

Location: 1 Rideau Street, the next-door neighbour to Parliament Hill



Club SAW and SAW Gallery


SAW is divided into 2 parts the SAW Gallery and Club SAW. SAW Gallery is an unpretentious art space that has exhibited some controversial shows such as “Scatalogues” (and not the Jazz vocal stylings). They are not afraid to push the envelope. Club SAW is a screening and performance space connected to the Gallery. This nightclub atmosphere is a popular venue for live bands and performance artists. Club SAW will be hosting workshops and the Chez Ani throughout the Festival.

Location: 67 Nicholas Street, behind the Arts Court



Lord Elgin


Ideally located close to the main OIAF venues, this independently owned, elegant heritage property is OIAF's official hotel for 2005. This Ottawa Landmark will host the Teletoon Writing Class.

Location: 100 Elgin Street, across from the NAC



National Arts Centre - Southam Hall, 4th Stage, Amphitheatre

The OIAF is honoured to present its main screenings in one of Canada’s premier venues, the NAC’s Southam Hall. With 2325 seats and four levels of seating, Southam Hall will give Competition Screenings, Retrospectives and Special Screenings their ideal presentations. Southam Hall has showcased numerous world class entertainment events including Opera productions, recitals, and Broadway musicals such as Show Boat, Phantom of the Opera, and Les Miserables.

No Food or Drink allowed inside the theatre.

The Fourth Stage has hosted a variety of regional talent including dance, music, storytelling, theatre and other events on its multi-purpose, multi-disciplinary stage. For the Festival it is one of our main venues, hosting workshops, Masterclasses and Tech Day.

Career Day will be held on the Amphitheatre level and the Animarket in the main lobby of Southam Hall.

Location: 53 Elgin Street, entrance facing the Rideau Canal



National Gallery Auditorium

In 1988, the National Gallery of Canada moved into its new home, the exquisitely designed building by world renowned architect Moshe Safdie. The OIAF is excited to include a venue with such a large body of artistic history. The Auditorium will host screenings of the work of Contemporary Slovakian Animation, DIY: Pioneers of Canadian Animation, Gianluigi Toccafondo, Paul Bush, as well as Competitions and Showcase screenings.

Please feel free to visit NGC's permanent collection during the festival. Some of the special exhibitions held during the festival include: British Drawings from the National Gallery of Canada, Christopher Pratt and The Chisel and the Flame: Materials and Techniques of Asian Sculpture.

Food and drink are not permitted in the Auditorium.

Location: 380 Sussex Drive, on the corner of Sueex Dr. & Patrick St.


Suite 34


Come celebrate the beginning of the festival at the Suite 34, located in the heart of Ottawa’s Byward Market. Suite 34 is an open concept bar/lounge with a secluded 2nd floor "private bar” offering more of a removed space for quite conversation. You can also relax on Ottawa’s only rooftop patio, overlooking the Byward Market, again with full bar service, while enjoying your beverage. Join us to kick off OIAF 05.

Location: 34 Clarence St., on the corner of Sussex Dr. & Clarence St.