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 2017 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 2018.
News Releases


Call for Entries 2018 (March 1, 2018) Download Link

OIAF17 Award Winners (September 20, 2017) Download Link

Defiance Dominates at OIAF 2017 (July 13th, 2017) Download Link

Canadian Animators Shine Again at the OIAF (July 13th, 2017)  Download Link

Spotlight on Canada: OIAF Announces 2016 Competition Winners (September 24, 2016) Download Link

Robots and Space Travel, Dance Party and Arcade Battle: OIAF Presents NIGHTOWL (September 6, 2016) Download Link

Ottawa Enchante: L'OIAF Presente Le Premier Long Metrage D'Animation Canadien (30 aout, 2016)  Download Link

Ottawa Enchanted: OIAF Presents First Canadian Animated Feature (August 30, 2016) Download Link

Ottawa International Animation Festival Wants You to Pitch THIS! (July 19, 2016) Download Link

Let's Play Like it's 2016: OIAF Announces International Competition (July 13, 2016) Download Link

Coup du Canada: OIAF Announces Official Selection (July 13, 2016) Download Link

Porcine Dreams and Parasitic Schemes: OIAF Announces Official Seletion (July 13, 2016) Download Link

The Real Unreal - OIAF ANNOUNCES FEATURE COMPETITION  (July 6, 2016)  Download Link

OIAF Animates Ottawa  (May 26, 2016)  Download Link   

        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, 2015
        Let It Out September 16-20 at OIAF
                        September 1, 2015
Media Coverage 2016

animaglogo_small.jpg Ottawa Animation Fest Turns 40...mark this milestone with an exciting program that mixes that past, present and future of the medium.

news_gazettle_logo.jpg Still remains fresh, though, featuring the most recent shorts and features from around the world..                                                                                
ottawa-citizen-web-small.jpg "...first in the OIAF’s 39-year history that a student film has taken top honours."

apt_613_smaller.jpg OIAF is a well-established fixture on the Ottawa festival scene, and a much loved and anticipated..
Minute-long stick-figure snippets to full-length clay animated films, Ottawa’s animated film festival returns

Ottawa audiences can enjoy some of the most cutting-edge, thoughtful, and outrageous animation from around the world..

animation_world_network.jpg Ottawa Fest Draws Top Animators to 2015 Edition
animaglogo_small.jpg Attendance is high and the discussions vigorous at this year’s Television Animation Conference          



Poland And Canada Take Top Prizes At The Ottawa International Animation Festival 2014

OIAF Review
ottawasun_logo.jpg Sleepy Ottawa is about to get a little more animated

The OIAF’s tribute to Walt Disney Animation Studios touches upon their impact in feature films

the Ottawa International Animation Festival is celebrating the world’s most beloved, successful and pioneering animation studio. .

David OReilly Creates 2014 Ottawa Animation Fest Poster


apt_613_smaller.jpg feels almost like the day after Christmas; a little sad, a little tired, but still buzzing from all the excitement!
animaglogo_small.jpg ..the surprising winners of the top prizes at the 2013 Ottawa Intl. Animation Festival (OIAF) on Saturday



Ottawa International Film Fest celebrates awards night
animaglogo_small.jpg We had plenty of sunshine and lots of inspiring panels
cbc-logo.jpg Largest animation festival in North America brings together range of styles and depth of talent to Ottawa.

Previous Years

dharmaarts.jpg  Why you should go to North America’s biggest Animation Festival right here in town
ottawa-citizen-web-small.jpg ..the festival serves as a reminder each year that animation is also an art form for adults, and that animated films can tackle sophisticated themes with extraordinarily inventive images.
playback-logo.jpg Going digital and finding audiences