Official Competition / Showcase Screenings
The highlight of the Ottawa International Animation Festival are the Official Competition screenings.  These programs feature the best new animation from around the world.  

On average, the OIAF receives over 2100 submissions each year. The OIAF programming team selects approximately 100 finalists to be featured in the Official Competition. Additional films are shown out-of-competition in Showcase screenings.   

OIAF competition includes categories for narrative, experimental, student, commissioned and feature animation. There is also a separate competition for films and TV shows made for children. Prizes will be awarded to category winners along with Grand Prizes for Independent Short Animation and Feature Animation.

During the Festival, three official juries sit with the audience and judge the short, feature and children’s competition screenings. The Short and Feature jury members are chosen from the international animation community. The children’s jury is comprised of Ottawa-area children. Jury decisions are announced during the OIAF’s awards ceremony on the Saturday evening of each festival. A screening of a selection of award-winning films follows on the festival’s closing night.

At their discretion, the International Juries may also award additional special prizes. The Juries have the right to withhold an award where no entry, in its view, meets the standards for recognition. 

Special Screenings

To complement its competition and showcase screenings, the OIAF also presents a number of screenings devoted to individual artists, countries, schools, techniques, themes or historical periods. These screenings are often proposed and curated by both OIAF and outside programmers. 

Pour compléter ses programmes en compétition et panoramas, l’OIAF présente également plusieurs séances consacrées à des artistes particuliers, des pays, des écoles, des techniques, des thèmes ou des périodes historiques. Ces projections sont proposées et organisées par les programmateurs de l’OIAF et de l'extérieur.
Film Contact Info
For film contact information for any of the 2014 Ottawa International Animation Festival participants, please download this handy PDF.