Networking at OIAF

The OIAF brings independent artists, industry professionals, studio recruiters, and animation fans together.

The OIAF Animation Exposé is coming soon to your screens! 

Meet with studios and schools, connect with key resources, network with fellow attendees, and hear from a range of creators and industry professionals – all from the comfort of your own home!

Networking events are for Passholders only.

The OIAF’s casual virtual space for informal networking, collaborative drawing, small group chats, and drop-in activities and artist talks. Got some time to kill in between panels? Grab your bug spray and swing by Camp OIAF to meet your fellow festival campers. Need s’more animation-loving friends in your life? Camp OIAF is where you’ll find them!

Don’t forget to come to Camp OIAF before the gala screenings for a fireside chat with the filmmakers and other special festival guests!

Got a portfolio to share? Show it off to recruiters, studio reps, your fellow artists (and potential collaborators), and OIAF passholders with a profile in the OIAF’s virtual Artist Gallery.

  Excited for the gala screenings? Come to Camp OIAF beforehand for a fireside chat with the filmmakers and other special festival guests.

Join us on Oct 1 at 6pm for the Pre-Award hangout featuring the Jury, our friends from RISD and more!  Passholders head to and click Camp OIAF from centre section.

Looking for your next career move or just want to see who’s out there? Check out the Exhibitor Booths in the OIAF Swapcard Platform and discover some of the best places to learn and work in animation.

Want to speak to a real, live human? Turn on your webcam and ask your questions at Meet the Studios on Saturday, September 25 – and come back on to Meet the Schools on Saturday, October 2.

For passholders only.

See participating studios and schools

Participating studios include:

  • 9 Story / Brown Bag Films
  • Atomic Cartoons
  • Bento Box
  • Guru
  • Illumination
  • Jam Filled
  • Mainframe Studios
  • Mercury Filmworks
  • Nelvana
  • Netflix Animation
  • Oasis Animation
  • Pipeline Studios
  • Tonic DNA
  • WildBrain

Participating schools include:

  • Algonquin
  • Max The Mutt
  • OCAD University
  • Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)
  • Seneca
  • Sheridan
  • Vancouver Film School (VFS)


  • Toon Boom
  • WarnerMedia Access Canada