Screenings
Screenings



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, with this year clocking in at 2311 total entries. The OIAF programming team selected approximately 111 finalists to be featured in the Official Competition. 49 additional films will be shown out-of-competition in Panorama screenings.  

View the full list of finalists here.

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. 
 
2016 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.

For our 40th anniversary this year, the OIAF is proud to present six screening programmes comprised of every film to have won the Grand Prize since the first Festival in 1976:


OIAF Grand Prize Winners - Programme 1
Festival Year
Title
Director (Country)
1976
The Street
Caroline Leaf (Canada)
1978
La Traversée de l'Atlantique à la rame (Rowing across the Atlantic)
Jean Francois Laguionie (France)
1980
UBU
Geoffrey Dunbar (UK)
1982
Crac
Frédéric Back (Canada)


OIAF Grand Prize Winners - Programme 2
Festival Year
Title
Director (Country)
1984
Chips
Jerzy Kucia (Poland)
1986
The Frog, the Dog and the Devil
Bob Stenhouse (New Zealand)
1988
L'homme qui plantait des arbres (The Man Who Planted Trees)
Frédéric Back (Canada)
1990
Hen, His Wife
Igor Kovalyov (Russia/USA)
1992
Two Sisters
Caroline Leaf (Canada)


OIAF Grand Prize Winners - Programme 3
Festival Year
Title
Director (Country)
1994
The Wrong Trousers
Nick Park (UK)
1996
Bird in the Window
Igor Kovalyov (USA)
1998
The Night of the Carrots
Priit Pärn (Estonia)


OIAF Grand Prize Winners - Programme 4
Festival Year
Title
Director (Country)
2000
Ring of Fire
Andreas Hykade (Germany)
2002
Home Road Movies
Robert Bradbrook (UK)
2004
Ryan
Chris Landreth (Canada)
2005
Milch
Igor Kovalyov (USA)
2006
Dreams & Desires: Family Ties
Joanna Quinn (UK)


OIAF Grand Prize Winners - Programme 5
Festival Year
Title
Director (Country)
2007
A Country Doctor
Koji Yamamura (Japan)
2008
Chainsaw
Dennis Tupicoff (Australia)
2009
Kaasasündinud kohustused (Inherent Obligations)
Rao Heidmets (Estonia)
2010
The External World
David O'Reilly (Ireland)


OIAF Grand Prize Winners - Programme 6
Festival Year
Title
Director (Country)
2011
Moxie
Stephen Irwin (UK)
2012
Junkyard
Hisko Hulsing (Netherlands)
2013
Lonely Bones
Rosto (France, Netherlands)
2014
Hipopotamy
Piotr Dumala (Poland)
2015
Small People with Hats
Sarina Nihei (UK)