2015 Press Materials (Accredited Media Only)
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For copies of our press releases, the OIAF 2015 Festival guide and film stills from this year's programming, download the press kit here. (260 MB)

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New Requests
The Ottawa International Animation Festival grants complimentary accreditation to journalists of established media. Accreditation is strictly personal and non-transferable. Accreditation provides access to screenings, panels, workshops, opening night and closing night ceremonies. You will be required to provide:
  • This Media Accreditation Request form completed in full;
  • letter on company letterhead from your assigning editor confirming your assignment(s) and outline the company’s intention to publish or air your reports; and
  • Sample clips (or tapes, links, summaries, etc.) of your coverage, with by-lines and dates, if you were accredited last year. DO NOT assume that we have these on file. If you are new to the OIAF, include three sample stories or comparable coverage published during the last twelve months.
Returning Journalists
Journalists who attended the 2015 Ottawa International Animation Festival, submitted their coverage from last year and are in good standing, will be given priority accreditation to this year’s Festival.

IMPORTANT: All media accredited to the Ottawa International Animation Festival must provide clips, tear sheets, copies and/or a list of coverage in order to be considered for accreditation in 2016.
Media Coverage

Read a small sampling of our international media coverage by clicking on the links below.



Maac November 21


Camera Rumors November 21

Ottawa Start November 12

Festival Rush November 12


Comic Book Resources November 6


IBN Live October 30


IBN Live October 20


Publishers Weekly October 20


Montreal Gazette October 9


Wexner Center for the Arts October

KyivPos October 6


Largepopcorn--nobutter Blogspot October 5

Musical Toronto October 8

News Gazette September 28

Ulamuntean - Blog September 28


Media Caster September 22

Cartoon Brew September 22

Indie Wire September 21

Animation Magazine September 21


CBC All in a Day September 2014

Indiewire September 20

Ottawastart September 20


Cinemablographer September 20

AWN September 20


Ottawa Citizen September 21


Apt613 - David OReilly September 20


Canadian Animation Resources September 20

Cinemablographer September 19

Ottawa Citizen September 18

Apt 613-Disney Made Me Do It-September 18


Apartment 613 September 17

Apartment 613 September 17

Ottawa Citizen September 17

Ottawa Citizen-Disney-Made-Me-Do-It-September 17

Metro News September 12


Ottawa Sun September 11, 2014


Cartoon Brew September 6


Animation Magazine September 9

Designedge Canada

Indiewire August 21, 2014

Broadcaster Magazine August 20, 2014

Animation Magazine August 20, 2014

Cinemablographer August 20, 2014

Skwigly August 20, 2014

AWN August 20, 2014

Vancouver Film School August 19, 2014

Ottawa Citizen August 19, 2014

Canadian Animation Resource

RAI August 5, 2014

Adeevee August 5, 2014

Animation Magazine July 22, 2014

Animation Magazine July 6, 2014

Animation Magazine June 25, 2014


Cartoon Brew January 15, 2014


Apt 613: My OIAF Hangover

CBC Radio: Animation Fest [Audio]

Animation Magazine: ‘Tito on Ice,’ ‘Lonely Bones’ Win Ottawa’s Top Honors

AWN: Rosto and Tito Win Grand Prizes at OIAF


Ottawa Sun: Ottawa International Film Fest celebrates awards night

Ottawa Magazine:
 Animation Fest Bring In The Best

CBC News:
 CBC TV At the Ottawa International Animation Festival [Video]

Apt 613: 
Ralph Bakshi: Past, Present and Future

Cartoon Brew: 
“Junkyard”, “Arrugas” Win Top Ottawa Festival Honors

Animation Magazine:
 Tartakovsky and Hartman lift spirits in Ottawa

 Hulsing’s Junkyard Takes Grand Prix for Best Short at Ottawa

Previous Years



Expect a Japanese invasion at animation festival
Metro News, Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Halifax grade schoolers make cut at Ottawa film fest
CTV Canada-AM, Friday, August 20, 2010

Beyond Anvils and Mouse Ears
Lucy Trew, Dharma Arts, 2008

se_canwest_ottawacitizen_lo.gif Fest tooning in to all ages:
Animation Festival more than kid's stuff with films for adults, too

Steven Mazey, The Ottawa Citizen,
Saturday, September 15, 2007

“No matter what area of animation one finds themselves in, the competition shorts exemplify the wide range of what animation can be...”
Rick DeMott, Animation World Magazine, October 3, 2006

brewlogo2 "You may be pleasantly surprised to discover a new world of animation that you never knew existed..."
Amid Amidi, Cartoon Brew,
September 29, 2006

"That's the beauty of this festival: Many of the creators are on hand, mingling with the crowds, in what is really a communal spirit..."
John Sekerka, Ottawa XPress,
September 21, 2006

playback2 "...And the 2006 OIAF looks to guide the delegates through this new media landscape."
Lianne Stewart, Playback,
September 18, 2006

drawn2gif "John and I are finally back from this year's Ottawa International Animation Festival, and boy, did we have a blast!"
Ward Jenkins, Drawn!, September 28, 2006

logo_tela2 "Animação em alta..." (pdf)
Daniele Frederico, Tela Viva (Brazil),
October 2006
southernfried2 "Animation people sure know how to party!..."
Tim Hall,, October 26, 2006

entete2 "450 films d'animation pour un 30e anniversaire..."
Valérie Lessard, Le Droit,
September 20, 2006

logo_tela2 "Animação em alta..." (pdf)
Daniele Frederico, Tela Viva (Brazil),
October 2006
News Releases
        Title         Date Download
         OIAF Animates Ottawa
                                May 26, 2016
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        Meet-the-Filmmakers, OIAF A Rare Chance to Meet Animation's Greatest Talents                         September 9, 2015
        Animation Festival's Special Screenings Draw Top Animators to Ottawa                         September 3, 2015
        Magic, War and Plasticine Gore - OIAF Feature Competition Announced                          September 2, 015
        Let It Out September 16-20 at OIAF
                        September 1, 2015
         Winners OIAF 2014
                      September 20, 2014
         Pitch This! 2014
                                 July 7, 2014
        Short and Series for Kids  in Competition at 2014
                               June 24, 2014
         Japan Dominates the Ottawa International Animation Festival's 2013 Lineup
                                July 16, 2013
         Canucks Shine Again at OIAF
                                July 16, 2013
         Locals Go Wild at OIAF
                                July 16, 2013
         Meatballs, Spirits, and Misfits
                            August 27, 2013
         OHHH! Regular Show Rocks Professional Development Day!
                        September 4, 2013
         Pimpcasting: Elliot, Sullivan, Landreth Talk Animation
                      September 10, 2013
         Monty Python Returns!
                      September 10, 2013
         The Animation Conference Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary with the Dinos
                      September 10, 2013
         Animatastic Festival is Back Again!
                      September 11, 2013
         An Unexpected Twist: Rosto and Tito Win Grand Prizes at OIAF 2013
                      September 21, 2013
         OIAF to Partner with Nuit Blanche
                             March 20, 2012
         2012 Call for Entries
                      September 21, 2011