Best of Ottawa Program
Best of Ottawa

2018

The Best of Ottawa program showcases audience favorites and award winners from the 2018 Ottawa International Animation Festival competition. The Best of Ottawa 2018 showcase offers a sampling of exceptional animated short films that explore moments of humor, profundity and inspiration. The works in this collection provide a unique cross-section of some of the best contemporary film artists from around the world. 

This year’s selection includes films that test our understanding of our relationship to ourselves, our parents, our partners and even to our planet. In Facing It, Sam Gainsborough shows a young man’s struggle to deal with uncomfortable feelings through life-sized clay animation. Multiple 2018 award winner My Dead Dad’s Porno Tapes uses physical objects from his family’s past to reconcile a difficult understanding of his father. Fest and Bird Milk challenge form and technique and provide two fine examples of experimentation in the short form through two often opposing platforms - 3D computer and 2D cameraless animation.

The screening tours internationally from November 2018 until mid-August 2019. The OIAF is pleased to offer the program for free to schools and at negotiable rates for fellow not-for-profit organizations. Be sure to ask your local theatre, school, or film organization about the Best of Ottawa 2018 program.

We are now taking bookings for Best of Ottawa screenings around the world! For more information please contact the festival office at 613-232-8769 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it




Best of Ottawa 2018
Running Time: 73 Minutes

RECOMMENDED FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY

Fest | Nikita Diakur | Germany
Facing It | Sam Gainsborough | UK
Hedge | Amanda Bonaiuto | USA
Bird Milk | Christopher Strickler | Canada
Kensington Market | Bruce Alcock | Canada
III | Marta Pajek | Poland
My Dead Dad’s Porno Tapes | Charlie Tyrell | Canada
Solar Walk | Réka Bucsi | Denmark

 

 

Best of Ottawa 2018
November 8, 2018
Columbus, OH, USA
Wexner Center for the Arts
November 16, 2018
Seoul, Republic of Korea
Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival
January 15, 2019
Kelowna, BC, Canada
University of British Columbia: Okanagan
January 17, 19, & 20, 2019
Boston, MA, USA
Institute of Contemporary Art / Boston
January 30, 31, February 6, 7, 2019
Cardiff, Wales, UK
Cardiff School of Art & Design
February 28, 2019
Boston, MA, USA
Massachusetts College of Art & Design
March 4, 2019
Cupertino, CA, USA
De Anza College
March 8, 2019
San Jose, CA, USA
San Jose State University
March 14, 2019
Calgary, AB, Canada
Alberta University of the Arts
April 2 & 9, 2019
Fredonia, NY, USA
State University of New York at Fredonia
April 19, 2019
Ypsilanti, MI, USA
Riverside Arts Center


 
2017

The Best of Ottawa 2017 is a collection of jury awarded short films and fan favorites from the 41st edition of the Ottawa International Animation Festival, which took place in September 2017.

This year's highlights include a colourful and hypnotic music video in Mark Lotterman 'Happy', a touching look at a father/son relationship in Negative Space, a surreal adventure in an unfamiliar world in Ugly, and a personal exploration of Canada's indigenous history in Four Faces of the Moon

The screening tours internationally from November 2017 until mid-August 2018. The OIAF is pleased to offer the program for free to schools and at negotiable rates for fellow not-for-profit organizations. Be sure to ask your local theatre, school, or film organization about the Best of Ottawa 2017 program.

We are now taking bookings for Best of Ottawa screenings around the world! For more information please contact the festival office at 613-232-8769 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it





Best of Ottawa 2017: Canadian Tour
Running Time: 79 minutes 

RECOMMENDED FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY


Persistance of Vision III | Ismael Sanz-Pena | Norway & USA | 1:45
Riot | Frank Ternier | France | 13:10
Mark Lotterman 'Happy' | Alice Saey | Netherlands & France | 6:35
Kotu Kiz (Wicked Girl) | Ayce Kartal | Turkey | 8:00
Any Road| Boris Labbé | France | 10:04
Negative Space | Max Porter & Ru Kuwahata | France | 5:30
Four Faces of the Moon | Amanda Strong | Canada | 13:00
Wednesday with Goddard | Nicolas Ménard | UK | 4:30
End of Recording | Lukas Conway, Stefan Jaroszonek & Olivier Sommelet | Canada | 2:09
Ugly| Nikita Diakur | Germany | 11:55





Best of Ottawa 2017: International Tour
Running Time: 70 Minutes

RECOMMENDED FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY

Persistance of Vision III | Ismael Sanz-Pena | Norway & USA | 1:45
Riot | Frank Ternier France | 13:10
Mark Lotterman 'Happy' | Alice Saey | Netherlands & France | 6:35
Kotu Kiz (Wicked Girl) | Ayce Kartal | Turkey | 8:00
Any Road | Boris Labbé | France | 10:04
Negative Space | Max Porter & Ru Kuwahata | France | 5:30
Four Faces of the Moon | Amanda Strong | Canada | 13:00
Life Cycles | Ross Hogg | UK | 4:17
End of Recording | Lukas Conway, Stefan Jaroszonek & Olivier Sommelet | Canada | 2:09




Best of Ottawa 2017
January 20, 2018
Boston, MA, USA
Institute of Contemporary Art
January 21, 2018
Boston, MA, USA
Institute of Contemporary Art
January 30, 2018
Baltimore, MD, USA
Parkway Theatre - Maryland Film Festival
February 01, 2018
Boston, MA, USA
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
February 02, 2018
San Jose, CA, USA
San Jose State University
February 15, 2018
Kingston, ON, Canada
Queen's University
February 23, 2018
Toronto, ON, Canada
Toronto Animated Image Society
February 24, 2018
Toronto, ON, Canada
Toronto Animated Image Society
March 02, 2018
Rochester, NY, USA
Rochester Institute of Technology
March 06, 2018
Talinn, Estonia
SuperNova Cinema - Estonian Academy of Arts
March 14, 2018
Sarasota, FL, USA
Ringling College of Art and Design
March 16, 2018
Calgary, AB, Canada
Alberta College of Art + Design
March 21, 2018
Sarasota, FL, USA
Ringling College of Art and Design
March 27, 2018
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Emily Carr University of Art + Design
March 30, 2018
Cleveland, OH, USA
Cleveland Museum of Art
April 03, 2018
Cleveland, OH, USA
Cleveland Museum of Art
April 06, 2018
Boulder, CO, USA
International Film Series at CU Boulder
April 14, 2018
Fredonia, NY, USA
SUNY Fredonia
April 20, 2018
St. Louis, MO, USA
Webster University
April 20, 2018
Portland, ME, USA
Space Gallery
April 20, 2018
Portland, OR, USA
Pacific Northwest College of Art
April 21, 2018
St. Louis, MO, USA
Webster University
April 25, 2018
Cupertino, CA, USA
De Anza College
May 02, 2018
Cupertino, CA, USA
De Anza College
More Screenings TBA
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2016
OIAF16 Poster
The Best of Ottawa 2016 is a collection of jury awarded short films and fan favorites from the 40th anniversary edition of the Ottawa International Animation Festival, which took place in September 2016. 

This year's highlights include the late-night driving misadventure, Nighthawk, The Absence of Eddy Table, a ravenous romance designed by Nickelodeon's Dave Cooper, Begone Dull Care 2015, an 8-bit shot-for-shot adaptation of legendary animator Norman McLaren's 1949 film by almost the same name, and Fired on Mars, the tale of a poor schmuck at the end of his luck a million miles from home.

The screening tours internationally from November 2016 until mid-September 2017. The OIAF is pleased to offer the program for free to schools and at negotiable rates for fellow not-for-profit organizations. Be sure to ask your local theatre, school, or film organization about the Best of Ottawa 2016 program.




Best of Ottawa 2016: Canadian Tour Running Time:  76 minutes

RECOMMENDED FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY

OIAF 2016 Signal Film | Andreas Hykade and Theodore Ushev | Germany & Canada | 1:20
Begone Dull Care 2015 | Paul Johnson | Canada | 3:48
Velodrool | Sander Joon | Estonia | 6:11
Nočna ptica (Nighthawk) | Špela Čade× | Slovenia & Croatia | 8:46
Suijun-Genten (Datum Point) | Ryo Orikasa | Japan | 6:41
G-AAAH | Elizabeth Hobbs | UK | 1:20
Frankfurter Str. 99 (99A Frankfurt Street) | Evgenia Gostrer | Germany | 5:05
Squame | Nicolas Brault | Canada | 4:06
The Absence of Eddy Table | Rune Spaans | Norway | 12:20
Figury niemozliwe i inne historie II (Impossible Figures and Other Stories II) | Marta Pajek | Poland | 14:40
Fired on Mars | Nick Vokey & Nate Sherman | USA | 6:38




Best of Ottawa 2016: International Tour Running Time:  63 minutes
RECOMMENDED FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY

OIAF 2016 Signal Film | Andreas Hykade and Theodore Ushev | Germany & Canada | 1:20
Begone Dull Care 2015 | Paul Johnson | Canada | 3:48
Velodrool | Sander Joon | Estonia | 6:11
Nočna ptica (Nighthawk) | Špela Čade× | Slovenia & Croatia | 8:46
Suijun-Genten (Datum Point) | Ryo Orikasa | Japan | 6:41
G-AAAH | Elizabeth Hobbs | UK | 1:20
Frankfurter Str. 99 (99A Frankfurt Street) | Evgenia Gostrer | Germany | 5:05
Squame | Nicolas Brault | Canada | 4:06
The Absence of Eddy Table | Rune Spaans | Norway | 12:20
Fired on Mars | Nick Vokey & Nate Sherman | USA | 6:38



Best of Ottawa 2016
November 01, 2016
Columbus, OH, USA
Wexner Center for the Arts
November 17, 2016
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Ibrahim Theatre
December 01, 2016
Cupertino, CA, USA
Advanced Technology Center Theatre, De Anza College
January 07, 2017
Boston, MA, USA
Institute of Contemporary Art
January 08, 2017
Boston, MA, USA
Institute of Contemporary Art
January 11, 2017
Memphis, TN, USA
Crosstown Arts
March 03, 2017
San Jose, CA, USA
San Jose State University
March 16, 2017
Calgary, AB, Canada
Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre
March 17, 2017
Cincinnati, OH, USA
Woodward Theater
March 19, 2017
Cleveland, OH, USA
Cleveland Museum of Art
March 28, 2017
Grand Rapids, MI, USA
The Wealthy Theatre
May 03, 2017
Sarasota, FL, USA
Ringling College of Art & Design
July 21, 2017
Portland, OR, USA
5th Avenue Cinema
October 06, 2017
Red Deer, AB, Canada
Welikoklad Event Centre
     


 
2015
OIAF15 Poster
The Best of Ottawa touring program showcases many audience favorites and award winners from the OIAF Official Competition. It also acts as a fundraiser for our not-for-profit, charitable organization.

This year's highlights include the stunning stop motion tragedy from Estonia, The Master, the singularly unorthodox and oddly hilarious Unhappy Happy, as well as the first ever student film to win the OIAF Grand Prize for Best Independent Short Film, Small People With Hats.

The screening toured internationally from November 2015 until mid-September 2016. The OIAF is pleased to offer the program for free to schools and fellow not-for-profit organizations. Be sure to ask your local theatre, school, or film organization about the Best of Ottawa 2015 program.






Best of Ottawa 2015
Total Running Time:  80 minutes

NOT RECOMMENDED FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES

The Five Minute Museum | 2015 | Paul Bush | Switzerland, UK | 6:20 | Best Experimental/Abstract Animation
Yùl et le Serpent (Yùl and the Snake) | 2015 | Gabriel Harel | France | 13:12
Loop Ring Chop Drink | 2014 | Nicolas Ménard | UK | 9:45 | Walt Disney Animation Prize for Best Graduation Animation & Award for Best Design
Celestial Shore ‘Creation Myth’ | 2014 | Angela Stempel | USA | 3:03
Violet | 2015 | Ryan Ines | USA | 5:56 | Best Undergraduate Animation
Isand (The Master) | 2015 | Riho Unt | Estonia | 18:00 | Cartoon Network Prize for Best Narrative Short Animation
Pig | 2015 | Steven Subotnick | USA | 3:20
Unhappy Happy | 2015 | Peter Millard | UK | 7:07
Small People With Hats | 2014 | Sarina Nihei | UK | 6:51 | Grand Prize for Best Independent Short Animation* & Prize for Best Sound
* First Graduation Animation to ever win the OIAF Grand Prize


Best of Ottawa 2015 Screening Venues
October 27, 2015
Columbus, OH, USA
Wexner Center for the Arts
November 8, 2015
Grand Rapids, MI, USA
Wealthy Theatre
January 2, 3, 8 & 10, 2016
Boston, MA, USA
Institute of Contemporary Art Boston
February 19, 2016
Vancouver, BC
Emily Carr University of Art + Design
March 4, 2016
San Jose, CA, USA
San Jose State University
Late March, 2016
Calgary, AB
Alberta College of Art + Design
April 8, 2016
Toronto, ON
Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS)
April 13, 2016
Memphis, TN, USA
Crosstown Arts
May 4, 2016
Savannah, GA, USA
Trustees Theatre, Savannah College of Art and Design
July 8, 2016
Portland, OR, USA
5th Avenue Cinema


 
2014
OIAF14 PosterThe Best of Ottawa touring program showcases many audience favorites and award winners from the OIAF Official Competition. It also acts as a fundraiser for our not-for-profit, charitable organization.

This year's highlights include the gentle tale of two best friends, We Can't Live Without Cosmos by Konstantin Bronzit, Christian Larrave's irreverently catchy Lesley the Pony Has an A+ Day.

The screening toured internationally from November 2014 until mid-September 2015. The OIAF is pleased to offer the program for free to schools and fellow not-for-profit organizations. Be sure to ask your local theatre, school, or film organization about the Best of Ottawa 2014 program.




Best of Ottawa 2014
Running Time:  70 minutes

RECOMMENDED FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY

1000 Plateaus | Steven Woloshen | Canada
Marilyn Myller | Mikey Please | UK
Eager | Allison Schulnik | USA
We Can’t Live Without Cosmos | Konstantin Bronzit | Russia
Butter Ya’ Self | Julian Petschek | USA
The Pride of Strathmoor | Einar Baldvin | USA & Iceland
Unity | Tobias Stretch | USA
Things Don’t Fit | Tim Divall | UK
Lesley The Pony Has an A+ Day | Christian Larrave | USA


Best of Ottawa 2014 Screening Venues
November 7, 2014
Columbus, OH, USA
Wexner Center for the Arts
November 15-23, 2014
Taipei, Taiwan
Digital Art Center, Taipei
November 2014
Paris, FR
Gobelins, école de l’image
January 2014
Boston, MA, USA
The Institute of Contemporary Arts


 
2013
OIAF13 Poster
The Best of Ottawa programme showcases many audience favorites and award winners from the OIAF Official Competition.

This year's highlights include the elegant Virtuoso Virtual by Thomas Stellmach & Maja Oschmann, Eirik Grønmo Bjørnsen & Anna Mantzaris' inspiring But Milk is Important, and Rosto's macabre grand-prize winner Lonely Bones.

Reviews from satisfied customers:
Institute of Contemporary Arts, Boston. January, 2014: "The ICA screening, presenting the best of the festival was nothing short of a great time. Inspirational, soul satisfying, humorous, touching: the emotional range was wide, and so were the techniques; from computer generated to dripping ink, the selection had the audience on a delightful trip, jumping from one brilliant brain to another." - Edwina Portocarrero, The Tech.

Full review here.

The screening tours internationally from November 2013 until mid-September 2014. Be sure to ask your local theatre, school, or film organization about the Best of Ottawa 2013 program.





Best of Ottawa 2013
Running Time:  78 minutes

RECOMMENDED FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY

Youkosobokudesu Selection 'Na Ni Nu Ne No No' | Manabu Himeda | Japan
Oh Willy... | Emma De Swaef & Marc James Roels | Belgium, France, Netherlands, Luxembourg
Wind | Robert Loebel | Germany
Plug & Play | Michael Frei | Switzerland
Virtuoso Virtual | Thomas Stellmach & Maja Oschmann | Germany
Palmipédarium | Jérémy Clapin | France
Two Weeks - Two Minutes | Judith Poirier | Canada
Ohayo Carotene | Saki Iyori | Japan
Lonely Bones | Rosto | France, The Netherlands
Bless You | David Barlow-Krelina | Canada
But Milk is Important | Eirik Grønmo Bjørnsen & Anna Mantzaris | Norway



Best of Ottawa 2013 Screening Venues
October 29, 2013
Columbus, OH, USA
Wexner Center for the Arts
November 15-24, 2013
Taipei, Taiwan
Digital Art Center, Taipei
January 9,18,19, 2014
Boston, MA, USA
The Institute of Contemporary Arts
January 31, 2014
Portland, ME
SPACE Gallery
February 2, 2014
San Jose, CA
San Jose State University
February 28, 2014
Chicago, IL
The Animation Lodge at DePaul University
March 1, 2014
Calgary, AB
Alberta College of Art and Design
March 21, 2014
Vancouver, BC
Emily Carr University of Art and Design
March 26, 2014
Kutztown, PA
Kutztown University
March 27, 2014
Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul Modern Cinema
March 28, 2014
Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Art Institute
TBD (April, 2014)
Fredonia, NY
SUNY Fredonia, Visual Arts & New Media Department
July 26, 2014
Philadelphia, PA
International House Philadelphia
August 20, 2014
Memphis, TN
Indie Memphis Film Festival


 
2012
OIAF12 Poster
The Best of Ottawa programme showcases many audience favorites and award winners from the OIAF Official Competition.

This year's highlights include Carlo Vogele's tragicomic Una Furtiva Lagrima, Hisko Hulsing's stunning grand-prize winner Junkyard, and the hilarious crowd-favourite I Am Tom Moody.

The screening toured internationally from November 2012 until mid-September 2013. Be sure to ask your local theatre, school, or film organization about the Best of Ottawa 2012 program.



Best of Ottawa 2012: Canadian Tour
Running Time:  70 minutes

RECOMMENDED FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY

Lay Bare | Paul Bush | Ancient Mariner | UK | 2012 | 6:00
Ballpit | Kyle Mowat | Sheridan College | Canada | 2012 | 01:45
A Morning Stroll | Grant Orchard | STUDIO AKA | UK | 2011 | 6:47
Sunny Afternoon | Thomas Renoldner | Austria | 2012 | 6:50 

Rossignols en Décembre (Nightingales in December) | Theodore Ushev | Mtd:films | Canada | 2011 | 3:00
Rivière au Tonnerre (Thunder River) | Pierre Hébert | Vidéographe inc. | Canada | 2011 | 7:56 

I Am Tom Moody | Ainslie Henderson | Edinburgh College of Art | UK | 2012 | 7:00
Gum | Noam Sussman | Sheridan College | Canada | 2012 | 1:00
Primus 'Lee Van Cleef' | Chris Smith | Chris Lenox Smith LLC | USA | 2012 | 3:24
Junkyard | Hisko Hulsing | il Luster Productions | Netherlands, Belgium | 2012 | 18:00
Una Furtiva Lagrima | Carlo Vogele | Luxembourg, USA | 2011 | 3:08



Best of Ottawa 2012: International Tour
Running Time:  71 minutes

RECOMMENDED FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY

Ballpit | Kyle Mowat | Sheridan College | Canada | 2012 | 01:45
A Morning Stroll | Grant Orchard | STUDIO AKA | UK | 2011 | 6:47
The Great Rabbit | Atsushi Wada | Sacrebleu Productions | France | 2012 | 7:00
Sunny Afternoon | Thomas Renoldner | Austria | 2012 | 6:50 

Rossignols en Décembre (Nightingales in December) | Theodore Ushev | Mtd:films | Canada | 2011 | 3:00
Rivière au Tonnerre (Thunder River) | Pierre Hébert | Vidéographe inc. | Canada | 2011 | 7:56 

I Am Tom Moody | Ainslie Henderson | Edinburgh College of Art | UK | 2012 | 7:00
Gum | Noam Sussman | Sheridan College | Canada | 2012 | 1:00
Primus 'Lee Van Cleef' | Chris Smith | Chris Lenox Smith LLC | USA | 2012 | 3:24
Junkyard | Hisko Hulsing | il Luster Productions | Netherlands, Belgium | 2012 | 18:00
Una Furtiva Lagrima | Carlo Vogele | Luxembourg, USA | 2011 | 3:08






Best of Ottawa 2012 Screening Venues
November 16-25, 2012
Taipei, Taiwan
Digital Art Center, Taipei
November 19, 2012
Columbus, OH, USA
Wexner Center for the Arts
January 12, 13 & 26, 2013
Boston, MA, USA
The Institute of Contemporary Art
February 27 & 28, 2013
Vancouver, BC
Pacific Cinematheque
March 8 & 15, 2013
Fredonia, NY, USA
Suny Fredonia
March 16, 2013
Vancouver, BC
Emily Carr University of Art & Design
March 28, 2013
Cupertino, CA, USA
De Anza College
April 5, 2013
San Jose, CA, USA
San Jose State University
April 4 & 5, 2013
Portland, OR, USA
Northwest Film Center
April 16, 2013
Calgary, AB 
Alberta College of Art & Design
April 18, 2013
Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul Museum of Modern Art
April 22, 2013
Detroit, MI
College for Creative Studies
May 6, 2013 
Kansas City, MO, USA
Kansas City Art Institute
May 30, 2013
Madrid, Spain
Esne University
June 7, 2013 Los Angeles, CA, USA
American Cinematheque
July 27, 2013
Philadelphia, PA, USA
International House Philadelhia
     




 
2011
OIAF11 Poster
The Best of Ottawa programme showcases many audience favorites and award winners from the OIAF Official Competition.

This year's highlights include Pjotr Sapegin’s heart-warming The Last Norwegian Troll, Stephen Irwin’s riveting grand-prize winner Moxie, and the hilarious crowd-favourite The Goat and The Well.

The screening tours internationally from November 2011 until mid-September 2012. Be sure to ask your local theatre, school, or film organization about the Best of Ottawa 2011 program.  







Best of Ottawa 2011
Running Time:  75 minutes

RECOMMENDED FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY

12 Sketches on the Impossibility of Being Still | Magali Charrier | Royal College of Art | UK | 2010 | 8:00
Haru no shikumi (The Mechanism of Spring) | Atsushi Wada | Japan | 2011 | 4:20
The Renter | Jason Carpenter | USA | 2011 | 9:52

Joyz 'Electropia' | Noriko Okaku | UK & Japan | 2011 | 4:39

Blanche Fraise | Frédérick Tremblay | La Bande Vidéo | Canada | 2011 | 16:45
I'm Fine Thanks | Eamonn O'Neill | Royal College of Art | UK | 2011 | 4:30

Det Siste Norske Trollet (The Last Norwegian Troll) | Pjotr Sapegin | Norway | 2010 | 13:00
Moxie | Stephen Irwin | UK | 2011 | 5:15
The Goat and The Well | Ben Cady | University of Wales, Newport | UK | 2010 | 5:17


Best of Ottawa 2011 Screening Venues
November 10-12, 2011
Querétaro, Mexico
CutOut Fest
November 11-20, 2011
Taipei, Taiwan
Digital Art Center, Taipei
November 15, 2011
Columbus, OH, USA
Wexner Center for the Arts
December 9, 2011
Montréal, QC, Canada
Centre NAD
January 13, 2012
Ellsworth, ME, USA
The Grand
January 27 & 28, 2012
Boston, MA, USA
The Institute of Contemporary Art
January 27, 2012
Chicago, IL, USA Chicago Filmmakers
February 6, 7, 9
Kingston, ON, CA
Modern Fuel
February 3, 2012
San Jose, CA, USA
San Jose State University
February 17, 2012
Kansas City, MO, USA
Kansas City Art Institute
February 18, 2012
Vancouver, BC, CA
Emily Carr University of Art and Design
February 22 & 23, 2012
Vancouver, BC, CA
Pacific Cinématheque
February 24 & 26, 2012
Cleveland, OH, USA
The Cleveland Museum of Art
March 2012
Houston, TX, USA
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
March 19, 2012
Detroit, MI, USA
College for Creative Studies
March 26, 2012
Cuperino, CA, USA
De Anza College
March 29, 2012
Calgary, AB, CA
Quickdraw Animation Society
March 30, 2012
Fredonia, NY, USA SUNY Fredonia
March 19, 2012
Detroit, MI, USA
College for Creative Studies
April 5-8, 2012
Dawson City, YK, CA
13th Dawson City International Short Film Festival 
April 2012
Philadelphia, PA, USA
The University of the Arts
May 5, 2012
Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul Museum of Modern Art
May 2012
Bennington, VT, USA
Bennington College
July 14, 2012
Philadelphia, PA, USA
International House Philadelphia
July 27, 2012
Brooklyn, NY, USA
BAMCinématek
July 27, 2012
Indianapolis, IN, USA
Indy Film Fest
     
 
2010
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The Best of Ottawa programmes showcase many audience favorites and films awarded top honours from the OIAF Official Competition.

The 2010 Canadian and International touring programmes include such extraordinary films as: David O’Reilly’s grand prize-winning The External World; the pulsating metamorphic madness of Andreas Hykade’s Love & Theft; Dustin Grella’s deeply moving and brilliantly executed award-winning film Prayers for Peace; the mesmerizing crowd-favourite Sinna Mann (Angry Man) by Anita Killi; the snap crackling goodness of
Masaki Okuda's Kuchao (A Gum Boy); and Joseph Pierce's twisted narrative short, A Family Portrait.


For a peek at what the Best of Ottawa has to offer check out the official trailer:




The Best of OIAF 2010: CANADIAN TOUR
Running Time:  85 minutes

RECOMMENDED FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY

OIAF 2010 Signal Film | J. J. Sedelmaier | J.J. Sedelmaier Productions, Inc. | USA | 2010 | 1:30
Playtime | Steven Woloshen | Canada | 2009 | 2:43
This is love | Lei Lei | China | 2010 | 3:00
LGFUAD | Kelsey Stark | Pratt Institute | USA | 2010 | 4:22 

Little Deaths | Ruth Lingford | USA | 2010 | 11:00 

Sorry film not ready | Janet Perlman | Hulascope Studio Inc. | Canada | 2010 | 0:56
Midtown Twist | Gary Leib | Twinkle LLC | USA | 2009 | 1:06 

Sinna Mann (Angry Man) | Anita Killi | Trollfilm as | Norway | 2010 | 19:52
Kuchao (A Gum Boy) | Masaki Okuda | Tokyo University of the Arts | Japan | 2010 | 3:48
La Traversée | Elise Simard | Productions Dark Holiday | Canada | 2010 | 4:30
Love & Theft | Andreas Hykade | Studio FILM BILDER | Germany | 2010 | 7:00
Prayers for Peace | Dustin Grella | School of Visual Arts | USA | 2009 | 7:38
The External World | David O’Reilly | David O’Reilly, Henning Kamm @ DetailFilm | Ireland, Germany | 2010 | 17:00



The Best of OIAF 2010: INTERNATIONAL TOUR

 
Running Time:  84 minutes

RECOMMENDED FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY

OIAF 2010 Signal Film | J. J. Sedelmaier | J.J. Sedelmaier Productions, Inc. | USA | 2010 | 1:30 

Playtime | Steven Woloshen | Canada | 2009 | 2:43
This is love | Lei Lei | China | 2010 | 3:00 

LGFUAD | Kelsey Stark | Pratt Institute | USA | 2010 | 4:22 

A Family Portrait | Joseph Pierce | fifty nine productions | UK | 2010 | 4:44
Midtown Twist | Gary Leib | Twinkle LLC | USA | 2009 | 1:06 

Little Deaths | Ruth Lingford | USA | 2010 | 11:00
Sorry film not ready | Janet Perlman | Hulascope Studio Inc. | Canada | 2010 | 0:56
Kuchao (A Gum Boy) | Masaki Okuda | Tokyo University of the Arts | Japan | 2010 | 3:48
La Traversée | Elise Simard | Productions Dark Holiday | Canada | 2010 | 4:30
Prayers for Peace | Dustin Grella | School of Visual Arts | USA | 2009 | 7:38 

Jean-François | Tom Haugomat & Bruno Mangyoku | CUBE CREATIVE | France | 2009 | 5:47
Blockhead ‘The Music Scene’ | Anthony Schepperd | USA | 2010 | 5:21
Sinna Mann (Angry Man) | Anita Killi | Trollfilm as | Norway | 2010 | 19:52
Love & Theft | Andreas Hykade | Studio FILM BILDER | Germany | 2010 | 7:00


Best of Ottawa 2010 Screening Venues
November 18, 2010
Columbus, OH, USA
Wexner Center for the Arts
January 29, 2011
Ottawa, ON, Canada
CFI - Library and Archives Canada
January 29-30, 2011
Boston, MA, USA
The Institute Of Contemporary Art
February 2-13, 2011
Tokyo, Japan
Japan Media Arts Festival
February 12, 2011
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Emily Carr University of Art + Design
February 16-19, 23-24, 2011
Winnipeg, MA, Canada
Winnipeg Film Group
February 25, 2011  Ellsworth, Maine, USA  The Grand 
February 25, 2011
Kansas City, KS, USA
Kansas City Art Institute
February 27, 2011
Alexandria, Egypt
ASIFA Egypt - Bibliotheca Alexandrina
February 28, 2011
Calgary, AB, Canada
Alberta College of Art & Design
March 2011
Boston, MA, USA
School of the Museum of Fine Arts
March 17, 2011  Mexico City, Mexico  ANIMASIVO
March 25, 2011 Fredonia, NY, USA  SUNY Fredonia 
March/April 2011
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Pacific Cinematheque
April 7-10, 2011
Corfu, Greece
Be There! Corfu Animation Festival
April 6, 2011 Toronto, ON, Canada Sheridan College (TIFF Bell Lightbox)
April 7, 2011 Oakville, ON, Canada Sheridan College
April 7 & 14, 2011
Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul Museum of Modern Art
April 21-24, 2011
Dawson City, YK, Canada
Dawson City International Film Festival
June 1, 2011
Pleasantville, NY, USA
Jacob Burns Film Centre
June 15, 2011
Austin, TX, USA
Austin Film Society
June 11 & 12, 2011
Houston, TX, USA
Museum of Fine Arts Houston
July 13 & 14
Portland, OR, USA
Northwest Film Centre
July 15, 2011
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Ibrahim Theater @ International House
July 29, 2011 Brooklyn, NY, USA BAMcinematek 
October 30, 2011
Frankfurt, Germany
eDIT 14. Filmmaker's Festival