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. Click here for the  Online Application. 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 2012 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 by August 31, 2013 in order to be considered for accreditation in 2013.
Media Coverage

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


Ottawa Citizen: Festival brings best in animation to Ottawa

Ottawa Citizen: More meatballs in the film forecast

Ottawa Citizen: A surreal romp through the subconscious: Short film by acclaimed director Chris Landreth airing at Ottawa International Animation Festival

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 Citizen: Animation For Adults

Ottawa Citizen:
 Ottawa International Animation Festival: Pixar’s tiny, perfect films

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
 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 25, 2011