2018 Selections
Selections This year, the Ottawa International Animation Festival received a total of 2469 entries from 84 different countries. Of those, 110 short films, including VR, and 7 feature films were chosen for competition. In addition, 41 panorama films were chosen to represent the efforts of the Canadian, international, and student communities.
Title Director(s) Company/School Nationality Category
1992 Una Di GalloSheridan CollegeCanadaCanadian Student Competition
6:1 Sergei RyabovSergei Ryabov StudioRussia E - Shorts for 6-12
Augenblicke (A Blink of an Eye) Kiana NaghshinehFilmakademie Baden-Württemberg GmbHGermany C - Student
A Chronic Circus Helen WoolstonEstonian Academy of ArtsEstonia C - Student
Han Lu (A Fly in the Restaurant) Xi Chen & Xu AnChina B - Narrative
Michtav Ahava Le'bachur Se'hemtsetiâ (A Love Letter to the One I Made Up) Rachel GutgartsBezalel Academy of Arts & DesignIsrael C - Student
Une visite (A Visit) Parissa MohitCanadaCanadian Panorama
Aérobie (Aerobic) Bastien DupriezFrance B - Non-Narrative
Al Ghorba Alia HijaabEmily Carr University of Art + DesignCanadaCanadian Student Competition
Amoricania Faiyaz JafriUSA & Hong Kong B - Non-Narrative
Animal Behaviour Alison Snowden & David FineNational Film Board of CanadaCanadaCanadian Panorama
Ameise (Ant) Julia OckerStudio FILM BILDER GmbHGermany E - Shorts for Preschool
Aperture Emanuele KabuItalyWorld Panorama
Ballerina Steven SubotnickUSA B - Non-Narrative
Bang Bang! Jackie DroujkoSheridan CollegeCanadaCanadian Student Competition
Bavure Donato SansoneAutour de Minuit ProductionsFrance B - Narrative
Best Laid Plans John MorenaUSAWorld Panorama
Entre Sombras (Between the Shadows) Mónica Santos & Alice Eça GuimarãesNuno Amorim, Vanessa Ventura - ANIMAIS AVPL; Jean-François Le Corre, Mathieu Courtois - VIVEMENT LUNPortugal & FranceWorld Panorama
Beyond the Ball Dana SinkUSAWorld Panorama
Bi-Polaroid John MorenaUSA B - Non-Narrative
BIFAN 2018 'Leader Film' Kangmin KimOpen The PortalUSA & South Korea D - Commissioned
Big Block Singsong 'Duck' Warren BrownGoddard/BrownCanada E - Shorts for Preschool
Bird Milk Christopher StricklerEmily Carr University of Art + DesignCanadaCanadian Student Competition
Bird Milk Christopher StricklerEmily Carr University of Art + DesignCanada C - Student
Na zdrowie! (Bless You!) Paulina ZiolkowskaPolish National Film School in LodzPoland C - Student
Bloeistraat 11 (Bloomstreet 11) Nienke DeutzLunanime / Need Productions / Windmill Film / Beast AnimationBelgium & The Netherlands B - Narrative
Body World Kitty FaingoldRoyal College of ArtUKWorld Student Panorama
Brooklyn Breeze Alex BudovskyFigli Migli ProdctionUSA & Colombia E - Shorts for 6-12
Morten lollide laeval (Captain Morten and the Spider Queen) Kaspar JancisNukufilm OÜ (Estonia), telegael (Ireland), Grid VFX (Belgium), Calon (UK)Estonia A - Feature
Carlotta's Face Valentin Riedl & Frédéric SchuldFabian&FredGermany E - Shorts for 6-12
Cat Planets Yi LuoFilmakademie Baden-Württemberg GmbHGermany C - Student
Caterpillarplasty David Barlow-KrelinaNational Film Board of CanadaCanada B - Narrative
Cathedral Ivan LiEmily Carr University of Art + DesignCanadaCanadian Student Competition
Chichi David NesslUniversity of Southern CaliforniaUSAWorld Student Panorama
Concatenate Simone NortheyOCAD UniversityCanadaCanadian Student Competition
Räuber & Gendarm (Cops & Robbers) Florian MaubachKunsthochschule KasselGermany C - Student
Biciklisti (Cyclists) Veljko PopovicLemonade3D / Krupni Kadar, Bagan Films, 3D2D AnimatoriCroatia (Hrvatska) & France B - Narrative
Dairy Farmers of Canada 'Merry Christmas' Rob ShawBent Image LabUSA D - Commissioned
Matière Noire (Dark Matter) Damien TranGermanyWorld Panorama
Death Van Michael EnzbrunnerTAIS (Toronto Animated Image Society)CanadaCanadian Panorama
Deyzangeroo Ehsan GharibNational Film Board of CanadaCanadaCanadian Panorama
Down Escalation Shunsaku HayashiShunsaku Hayashi FilmJapan B - Non-Narrative
Rêve (Dream) Philippe LambertNational Film Board of CanadaCanada F - Virtual Reality
Egg Martina ScarpelliMiyu ProductionsFrance & DenmarkWorld Panorama
Elektrika Diena (Electrician's Day) Vladimir LeschiovLUNOHOD Animation StudioLatvia B - Narrative
Étreintes (Embraced) Justine VuylstekerOffshore, National Film Board of CanadaFrance & CanadaCanadian Panorama
Emergency Broadcast Pixie CramCanadaCanadian Panorama
Enough Anna MantzarisRoyal College of ArtUK C - Student
Evolution Nayeon ChoEmily Carr University of Art + DesignCanadaCanadian Student Competition
Facing It Sam GainsboroughNational Film and Television SchoolUK C - Student
Fest Nikita DiakurGermany B - Narrative
Five Counting Crayons Tony DuskoTony Dusko Studios, LLCUSA E - Shorts for Preschool
Piat Minut do Moria (Five Minutes to Sea) Natalia MirzoyanPeterburg Animation StudioRussiaWorld Panorama
Flea Circus John MorenaUSA B - Non-Narrative
Bloem? (Flower Found!) Jorn LeeuwerinkHKU University of the Arts UtrechtNetherlands C - Student
Mofmofiction (Flufffiction) Yoshki ImazuTokyo University of the ArtsJapanWorld Student Panorama
Fuwa Fuwa Hour 'PuiPui & MuuMuu' (Fluffy Hour 'PuiPui & MuuMuu') Hiroyuki MizoguchiNHK ENTERPRISES, INC. Japan E - Shorts for Preschool
Flying Lotus 'Post Requisite' Winston HackingBrainfeeder FilmsCanada D - Commissioned
Freak Heat Waves 'Toxic Talk Show' Jordan MinkoffTelephone Explosion Records, Dr. CoolCanada D - Commissioned
Drôle de poisson (Funny Fish) Krishna Chandran A. NairFolimageFrance & Switzerland E - Shorts for 6-12
Gaël Faure 'Siffler' François NarbouxMIAM! animationFrance F - Virtual Reality
Gamble Chayadol Lomtong, Karen Lee, Vanessa Fardoe & Steve GoSheridan CollegeCanadaCanadian Student Competition
Geico 'He Man' J.J. SedelmaierJ.J. Sedelmaier Productions, Inc.USA D - Commissioned
Gelato 'Die sieben Sommer der Eisliebe' (Gelato 'Seven Summers of Ice Cream Love') Daniela OppNoctiluca MedienproduktionGermany E - Shorts for 6-12
GIF Me Something to Hold On To Chhaya NaranEmily Carr University of Art + DesignCanadaCanadian Student Competition
GLAS Animation Festival 2018 'Signal Film' Ori ToorGLAS Israel & USA D - Commissioned
Oyasumi, Konbini. (Good Night, Convenience Store.) Minori MatsuokaHiroshima City UniversityJapanWorld Student Panorama
Good Night, Everybuds! Benedikt HummelFilmakademie Baden-WürttembergGermanyWorld Student Panorama
Guaxuma Nara NormandeLes Valseurs, Vilarejo FilmesFrance & Brazil B - Narrative
Hedge Amanda BonaiutoCalifornia Institute of the ArtsUSA C - Student
Hole G. GoletskiEmily Carr University of Art + DesignCanadaCanadian Student Competition
Man Khargosh haro Mishmoram (I Count the Rabbits) Ali Raeis & Reyhane KavoshSolh and salam InstituteIran E - Shorts for Preschool
I'm OK Elizabeth HobbsAnimate Projects, Elizabeth Hobbs, National Film Board of CanadaUK & Canada B - Narrative
III Marta PajekAnimoonPoland B - Narrative
Paysages intermédiaires (Intermediate Landscapes) Richard Negreaaa productionFranceWorld Panorama
Invasion Alexanne Desrosiers & Alexandre PaquetMel Hoppenheim School of CinemaCanadaCanadian Student Competition
Jeom Kangmin KimOpen The Portal, Studio ZAZACSouth Korea B - Narrative
Jim Zipper Alexandre RoyAlexandre Roy, Kino GenevaCanada & Suisse B - Non-Narrative
Journey to the Center of the Earth John MorenaUSA B - Non-Narrative
Just Passing with Dr. Zussman Yannay Matarasso & Anat EfratiBezalel Academy of Arts & Design, JerusalemIsraelWorld Student Panorama
Keita Sano 'Mad Love' Ryoji YamadaJapan D - Commissioned
Kensington Market Bruce AlcockGlobal Mechanic Media Inc.Canada D - Commissioned
Konigiri-Kun Orugoru (Konigiri-Kun Music Box) Mari MiyazawaNHK Enterprises, Inc.Japan E - Shorts for Preschool
Krell Experiment 'Recording 7, 090617' Sam BellRoyal College of ArtUKWorld Student Panorama
Lady Strips Adrienne MountainOCAD UniversityCanadaCanadian Student Competition
Lagune Mathieu Labaye & Hannah LetaïfCamera-etcBelgiumWorld Panorama
Laymun Catherine Prowse & Hannah QuinnKingston UniversityUKWorld Student Panorama
Le Phare Damien Contreras, Alan Fra, Quentin Arrius, Daurélia Gazel, Laura Gerlier & Ola IerardiESMAFranceWorld Student Panorama
Little Boy Kristian PedersenNorway B - Non-Narrative
Maria ja 7 pöialpoissi (Mary and 7 Dwarfs) Riho UntOÜ NukufilmEstonia B - Narrative
Sellok és Rinocéroszok (Mermaids and Rhinos) Viktoria TraubHungary B - Narrative
Michiko 'A Child Born of War' Weihang Vivian ZhouSheridan CollegeCanadaCanadian Student Competition
Meneer Papier gaat uit wandelen (Mister Paper Goes Out for a Walk) Steven De Beul & Ben TesseurA Private View (co-producers: Viking Film and Beast Animation)Belgium & The Netherlands E - Shorts for Preschool
Mix Joshua NeuEmily Carr University of Art + DesignCanadaCanadian Student Competition
Museum of Symmetry Paloma DawkinsNational Film Board of CanadaCanada F - Virtual Reality
My Dead Dad's Porno Tapes Charlie TyrellMilkman Productions Inc Canada B - Narrative
My Father, the Giant Richard O'ConnorAce & Son Moving Picture Co., LLCUSAWorld Panorama
Nebula Marcin NowrotekPoland B - Non-Narrative
No Stories Now Chris BishopCalifornia Intstitute of the ArtsUSAWorld Student Panorama
North of Blue Joanna PriestleyPriestley Motion PicturesUSA A - Feature
Nosis Vincenz NeuhausFilm University BabelsbergGermanyWorld Student Panorama
Nothing Happens Uri Kranot & Michelle KranotDansk tegnefilm, MIYU productions. TinDrumDenmark & France F - Virtual Reality
Hsing Fu Lu Shang (On Happiness Road) Hsin Yin SungHappiness Road Productions Co., Ltd.Taiwan A - Feature
Only Slightly Exaggerated Kylie Matulick & Todd MuellerPsyop, Sun CreatureUSA D - Commissioned
Passage Simon FeatFranceWorld Student Panorama
Das Nashorn auf meiner Schmusedecke (Patchwork Rhino) Angela SteffenStudio FILM BILDER GmbHGermany E - Shorts for Preschool
Phosphenes Catherine SlilatyMel Hoppenheim School of CinemaCanadaCanadian Student Competition
Tishe (Quiet) Maxim KulikovFilmcompany "SNEGA"Russia E - Shorts for 6-12
Ramón the Magnificent Vladimir MokhovSheridan CollegeCanadaCanadian Student Competition
Reach the Sky Daniel Sterlin-AltmanCanadaCanadian Panorama
Renata Zeiguer 'Wayside' Angela StempelUSA D - Commissioned
Reruns Rosto .Studio Rosto A.D., Autour de Minuit, A Private ViewNetherlands & France, Belgium B - Narrative
Rick and Morty 'Exquisite Corpse' Matt TaylorTitmouse Inc.USA D - Commissioned
Ride Paul BushAbi Feijó - CICLOPE FILMES / Paul Bush - ANCIENT MARINER PRODUCTIONSPortugal & UK B - Non-Narrative
Seder-Masochism Nina PaleyUSA A - Feature
Silo Gina KamentskyUSAWorld Panorama
Mei Mei (Sister) Siqi SongCalifornia Institute of the ArtsChina & USAWorld Student Panorama
Malenkie Lesnye Istorii (Small Forest Stories) Veronika FedorovaAnimation Studio "Skazka"Russia E - Shorts for Preschool
Solar Walk Réka BucsiThe Animation Workshop, VIA University CollegeDenmark B - Narrative
Space Between Stars Samuel W. BradleyGuru StudioCanadaCanadian Panorama
Strangers in the Night Eoin DuffyCanadaCanadian Panorama
String of Sound John MorenaUSA B - Non-Narrative
Tampon Alexandra NeumanUSA B - Narrative
Tapir Tape 3 - Cry for Help Benedikt Hummel & Anselm PytaStudio SeufzGermany D - Commissioned
Taste India on a Plate Vidya Thomas & Rajesh ThomasRocketscience LabIndia D - Commissioned
Chiwen Zhi Lei (Tear of Chiwen) Xun SunPi Animation StudioChina B - Non-Narrative
That Yorkshire Sound Marcus ArmitageUK D - Commissioned
The Blues Caty Davis BlättermannFilmakademie Baden-Württemberg GmbHGermany F - Virtual Reality
Le chat qui pleure (The Cat’s Regret) Alain Gagnol & Jean-Loup FelicioliFolimageFrance & BelgiumWorld Panorama
The Curious Tale of Aunt Binks The Gentle GiantsSheridan CollegeCanadaCanadian Student Competition
Biidaaban (The Dawn Comes) Amanda StrongSpotted Fawn ProductionsCanada B - Narrative
La Chute (The Fall) Boris LabbéSacrebleu Productions France B - Non-Narrative
La tortue d’or (The Golden Tortoise) Célia Tisserant & Célia Tocco Les Films du Nord France & Belgium E - Shorts for 6-12
The Green Bird Pierre Perveyrie, Maximilien Bougeois, Marine Goalard, Irina Nguyen-Duc & Quentin DuboisMOPA France E - Shorts for 6-12
The Highway Rat Jeroen JaspaertMagic Light PicturesUK E - Shorts for Preschool
The Marshmallow Test Marcie LaCerteNPRUSA D - Commissioned
The Missing Pig Cecilia CorzoRoyal College of ArtUK C - Student
Le sujet (The Subject ) Patrick BouchardNational Film Board of CanadaCanada B - Narrative
Teoria Zakata (The Theory of Sunset) Roman SokolovPeterburg Animation Studio LTDRussia B - Narrative
There's Magic at the Met Carolyn London, Andy London & Michael VadinoLondon SquaredUSA D - Commissioned
Ce magnifique gâteau ! (This Magnificent Cake!) Emma De Swaef & Marc James RoelsBeast Animation, Vivement Lundi !, Pedri AnimationBelgium & France, Netherlands A - Feature
Ce sentiment distinct (This Particular Feeling) Jocelyne LalibertéMel Hoppenheim School of CinemaCanadaCanadian Student Competition
Tom Rosenthal 'Soon Goodbye, Now Love' Daniela ShererDaniela Sherer AnimationIsrael & UK D - Commissioned
Tricky Women 2018 Moïa Jobin-ParéTricky Women Festival, Culture 2 CultureCanada & Austria D - Commissioned
Turbine Alex BoyaNational Film Board of CanadaCanada B - Narrative
Turned Away Daniela ShererElyse KellyUSAWorld Panorama
Twilight Richard Reevesflickerfilms animationCanadaCanadian Panorama
Ultra Carol-Ann Belzil NormandCarol-Ann Belzil-NormandCanadaCanadian Panorama
Ville Neuve Félix Dufour-LaperrièreProductions l'unité centraleCanada A - Feature
Virus Tropical Santiago CaicedoTimbo EstudioColombia & Ecuador A - Feature
Voyagers Gauthier Ammeux, Valentine Baillon, Benjamin Chaumeny, Alexandre Dumez, Léa Finucci & Marina RogerMOPA France E - Shorts for 6-12
E  n (WAAAH) Sawako KabukiJapan B - Non-Narrative
Vlne ni (Waves) Vojtech DomlátilCzech RepublicWorld Panorama
Weekends Trevor JimenezPast Lives ProductionsUSA B - Narrative
Weird Movies Felipe Di PoiUSAWorld Panorama
Welcome Laura StewartCanadaCanadian Panorama
Dobro pozhalovat (Welcome) Polina KutukinaPchela Animation StudioRussia E - Shorts for 6-12
Witch's Work Emily PelstringToronto Animated Image SocietyCanadaCanadian Panorama
Nie masz dystansu (You Are Overreacting) Karina PaciorkowskaLodz FilmschoolPoland C - Student