Social Activities at OIAF 2024

Places to Be

Chez Ani

Wednesday, September 25 to Friday, September 27 from 9 am to 9 pm
Saturday, September 28 from 9 am to 2 pm
Sunday, September 29 from 9 am to 4:30 pm
Arts Court Studio, 2 Daly Ave (Level 3)
Access: Everyone

Stop by for a snack, coffee, beer, or wine. Rest your weary feet, charge your phone, or meet a friend in the hub of the Festival. Located with Arts Court Theatre (screenings and Meet the Filmmakers), Registration (pick up your pass), and Aniboutique (buy your souvenirs), Chez Ani is where you’ll find anyone at any time; your friend from school or your favourite animator.

Aniboutique

Tuesday, September 24 to Friday, September 27 from 9 am to 9 pm
Saturday, September 28 from 9 am to 3 pm
Sunday, September 29 from 9 am to 4:30 pm
Arts Court Studio, 2 Daly Ave (Level 3)
Access: Everyone

The Aniboutique is the official shop of the OIAF and is located on the Level 3 in the Arts Court building during the week of the Festival. Pick up hard-to-find books on animation, merchandise from animation artists, and your OIAF swag including shirts, posters, books, and more!

Jackson Café

Wednesday, September 25 to Friday, September 27 from 8 am to 5 pm
Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29 from 9 am to 2 pm
Ottawa Art Gallery, 10 Daly Ave (Level 0)
Access: Everyone

Jackson Café is the place to enjoy the art of a good coffee while simultaneously basking in works of art. The Café is located inside the Ottawa Art Gallery, where guests can taste delicious food and beverages crafted by Café Saint-Henri microroasters and Gatineau’s Maison Oddo Pastry House and Bakery.

Parties

Opening Night Party

Wednesday, September 25 from 9:30 pm to 2 am
Lowertown Brewery, 73 York St (indoor/outdoor event)
Access: AnimaPass, TAC/OIAF AnimaPass, TAC/OIAF 3 Day Pass, Wednesday Day Pass. All ages are invited but a 19+ ID is required to be served alcohol.

Let’s kick off #OIAF24 in the best way possible: an epic party! Join us at Lowertown Brewery in the Byward Market for a night of meeting old friends and new ones while enjoying karaoke, a complimentary poutine bar, and dancing!

Salon des Refusés
Presented by Bento Box Entertainment

Thursday, September 26 from 9:30 pm to 2 am
Club SAW, 67 Nicholas St (indoor/outdoor event)
Access: AnimaPass, TAC/OIAF AnimaPass, TAC/OIAF 3 Day Pass, Thursday Day Pass. All ages are invited but a 19+ ID is required to be served alcohol.

We can’t all be winners, but we can take rejection in stride! Salon des Refusés is an opportunity for OIAF passholders to view films that weren’t accepted into the Festival programming. Join us at Club SAW for libations, commiserations, and a little crowd validation! We know rejection is a hard pill to swallow, so bring your OIAF rejection letter for a free drink to wash it down, courtesy of Bento Box Entertainment! All Festival passholders are welcome to view the refused films and meet the creators.

The Animators’ Picnic
Presented by Warner Brothers Animation and Cartoon Network Studios

Friday, September 27 from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Strathcona Park, 25 Range Road (outdoor event)
Access: AnimaPass, TAC/OIAF AnimaPass, TAC/OIAF 3 Day Pass, Friday Day Pass. All ages are invited but a 19+ ID is required to be served alcohol.

You can’t miss OIAF’s signature social event, the world-famous Animators’ Picnic presented by Warner Bros and Cartoon Network Studios! Passholders can hop on a bus from the ByTowne Cinema or the Arts Court to get to Strathcona Park, one of Ottawa’s most scenic green spaces along the Rideau River. Grab a complimentary meal from Mad Radish catering while building connections. Show us your artistic talent during our pumpkin carving contest!

Friday Night Party

Friday, September 27 from 9:30 pm to 2 am
Club SAW, 67 Nicholas St (indoor/outdoor event)
Access: AnimaPass, TAC/OIAF AnimaPass, TAC/OIAF 3 Day Pass, Weekend Pass, Friday Day Pass. All ages are invited but a 19+ ID is required to be served alcohol.

It’s Friday, and we simply must get down on a Friday. Everybody’s looking forward to the weekend. We are so excited. We are going to have a ball. Yesterday was Thursday. Tomorrow is Saturday. We don’t want this Festival to end. Fun, fun, fun, fun.

Meet the Filmmakers Breakfast

Saturday, September 28 from 9 am to 9:30 pm
Arts Court Studio, 2 Daly Ave (Level 3)
Access: Everyone

Join us for a muffin and a croissant courtesy of the Director’s Guild of Canada in the Arts Court Studio. Grab a coffee and meet your fellow filmmakers before you Meet the Filmmakers!

Pique ft. Drink ‘N Draw

Saturday, September 28 from 9 pm to 12 am
Arts Court / OAG / Club SAW (indoor/outdoor event)
Access: Pique is included in AnimaPass, TAC/OIAF AnimaPass, TAC/OIAF 3 Day Pass, Weekend Pass, and Saturday Day Pass. Non-passholders can buy tickets from Pique (pay-what-you-can, suggested $25 to $50). All ages are invited but a 19+ ID is required to be served alcohol.

The best Ottawa art party joins forces with the OIAF. Take in innovative performances, build connections, enjoy some music, and much more! Our Drink ‘n Draw event returns; break out your pencil and sketchpad and get ready to sketch our cosplay models as they pose to music from vinyl DJ extraordinaire Jas Nasty!

Closing Night Party

Sunday, September 29 from 7 pm to 11 pm
Arts Court Studio, 2 Daly Ave (Level 3)
Access: AnimaPass, TAC/OIAF AnimaPass, TAC/OIAF 3 Day Pass, Weekend Pass, Sunday Day Pass. All ages are invited but a 19+ ID is required to be served alcohol.

The end is near and the grand finale is here! Let’s get together for one final toast. A casual affair held in the Arts Court Studio to chat, chill, or maybe do a little dancing.
That’s all, folks!