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 2018 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 2019.
News Releases
The Ottawa International Animation Festival Wants You to Pitch This! (July 4, 2019) | Download Link
Animation, Eh? OIAF Announces Official Selection (July 23, 2019) | Download Link
Homegrown Animation to Make You Shed a Tear – OIAF Announces Official Selection (July 23, 2019) | Download Link
Animation Destination – OIAF Announces Official Selection (July 23, 2019) | Download Link
Animation Expose Brings Fresh Voices to New Audiences (July 30, 2019) | Download Link
I'll Be The Judge of That! OIAF Seeks Kids Jury (August 2, 2019) | Download Link
The Animation Conference (August 28, 2019) | Download Link
It Happened In France! (Sept 17, 2019)| Download Link
NightOwl - The Ultimate Creative Party  (Sept 19, 2019) | Download Link
The Ottawa International Animation Festival Announces 2019 Winners (Sept 28, 2019) | Download Link

Media Coverage


Official Selections for OIAF 2019 Announced - Animation World Network - July 23, 2019 
OIAF Announces International Competitions Selections  - Animation Magazine - July 23, 2019

How Ottawa created the world’s second-largest animation festival - Maclean's - Sept. 7, 2018
The Top Twenty Film Festivals in North America - - July 17, 2018
TIFF who? Here are 9 Canadian film festivals coming up next - CBC - Sept. 18, 2018
Interview with Chris Robinson (15th Animateka) - Animateka YouTube - Dec. 7, 2018
Ottawa Animation Festival: Paloma Dawkins takes viewers on wild VR ride through Museum of Symmetry - Artsfile. - Sept. 25, 2018
Ottawa Animation Festival: Pixie Cram makes her debut with Emergency Broadcast - Artsfile. - Sept. 24, 2018
Chaos reigns at this year’s Animation Festival … and that’s a good thing - Artsfile. - Sept. 21, 2018
Looking at Ottawa’s Animation Festival - Ottawa Beat - Sept. 19, 2018
OIAF Partners with Shaw Rocket Fund To Present InGenius Jr. Day - Animation World Network - Sept. 18, 2018
TAC Turns 15: A Chat with OIAF Director of Industry Programming Azarin Sohrabkhani - Animation World Network - Sept. 18, 2018
Join CBC Ottawa at the Animation Exposé Sept. 29 at the NAC - CBC - Sept. 14, 2018
Your Ottawa Int’l Animation Festival Hot Sheet - Animation Magazine - Sept. 14, 2018
OIAF 2018: A Chat with Artistic Director Chris Robinson - Animation World Network - Sept. 4, 2018