Talks, Presentations, and Panels

Meet the Filmmakers

Arts Court: Theatre

OIAF Artistic Director Chris Robinson moderates a revealing, moderately amusing, and occasionally silly open forum that connects audiences and filmmakers, and allows for deeper insight into the creative thinking behind some of your favourite Festival films.


Short Film Competition 1 – Thursday, Sept 26, 9:30am

Attending filmmakers: TBA


Short Film Competition 2 – Friday, Sept 27, 9:30am

Attending filmmakers: TBA


Short Film Competition 3 – Saturday, Sept 28, 9:30am

9:00am – 9:30am – Enjoy a muffin and a croissant courtesy of the Director’s Guild of Canada.

Attending filmmakers: TBA


Short Film Competition 4 – Saturday, Sept 28,11:00am

Attending filmmakers: TBA


Short Film Competition 5 – Sunday, Sept 29, 9:30am

Attending filmmakers: TBA


Indie Talks

to be announced

Animation Exposé Artist Talks

Saturday, September 28
National Arts Centre

Animation Exposé is a series of daytime events curated to enhance your experience and understanding of the world of animation. While some programming is geared toward the animation industry, the Artist Talks, recruiting opportunities, and sketching activities are all interesting to anyone looking to learn what’s new in animation, meet inspiring creators, find a way to study animation, or even connect with their dream job at a leading studio.

Get the ultimate animation experience at Animation Exposé! Meet the wizards behind the curtain at the Artist Talk Series, showcasing artists from your favourite projects, including never-before-seen surprises and tips on a career in animation! Talks take place in the Canada Room of the National Arts Centre (NAC).

Animation Exposé schedule of talks and activities ➝

Art + Biz Day: BRIC @ TAC

Friday, September 27
National Arts Centre
Passholders Only

In partnership with BRIC Foundation, all passholders are welcome on Friday, September 27, for Art + Biz Day: BRIC @ TAC.  Held at the National Arts Centre, Art + Biz Day includes a full morning of programming focused on breaking, reinventing, impacting, and changing the animation industry. 

Art + Biz Day schedule ➝