Teens at the OIAF
Teens at the OIAFIf you enjoy anime, cartoons and comics - you will really like the OIAF. There are a ton of interesting screenings and talks and professional development with the people behind the scenes. See how you can get involved!

Free Toon Apprentice Pass
High school students get a FREE Toon Apprentice Pass!

Includes access to all screenings on Saturday, September 29th until 6:00pm.

Login into reserve one with your name on it OR limited numbers are available at the National Arts Centre on Saturday, September 29th.
Toon Apprentice Day For Teens
A free event for high school students.
Preregistration required. Call (613) 232-8769

Friday, September 28, 9:00am to 2:30pm (National Gallery of Canada)

High School students interested in animation won’t want to miss this free event that lasts all day (which means you get to miss a full day of school!). Come check out some radical animated films from around the world and catch presentations by some of Canada’s top animation schools.

9:00 AM Doors Open
9:30 AM School Presentation: Sheridan College
10:00 AM
School Presentation: Algonquin College
10:30 AM School Presentation: Vancouver Film School
11:00 AM Screening: Canadian Student Competition
Noon Meet with schools at their tables
 1:00 PM Screening:  World Student Panorama
Animation Career Fair
Saturday, Sept 29rd 9:00am-5:00pm
National Arts Centre, Elgin Level (City Room)

Samedi 29 septembre de 9 h à 17 h
Centre National Des Arts, Niveau Elgin (Espace urbain)

Yes, it’s Free!/ Oui, c'est gratuit ! 

Are you ready to hone your skills as a budding animator? Do you need more information on how to make that scary first step? Or, are you looking for a career in animation and want to connect directly with right people in the industry? If so, pack up your portfolio and come meet with the various School and Industry representatives at our Career Fair from 9am to 5pm at the National Arts Centre. It is all happening as a part of our Animation Exposé!

Êtes-vous prêt à perfectionner vos compétences d’animateur en herbe? Aimeriez-vous savoir comment oser faire le tout premier pas? Ou bien, vous cherchez à poursuivre une carrière en animation, et vous aimeriez entrer en contact directement avec les bonnes personnes dans l’industrie? Si la réponse est « oui », apportez votre portfolio et venez rencontrer des représentants du milieu scolaire et de l’industrie à notre salon des carrières, de 9 h à 17 h, au Centre national des Arts. Tout cela a lieu dans le cadre de notre Animation Exposé!
Students and teens can get more involved with the festival by volunteering. Completing volunteer hours can finish up a school credit, and provide valuable professional experience. Plus, volunteers who work two full shifts for the OIAF get free access to screenings and workshops at this year's Festival. Spaces are limited, so sign up soon.

This OIAF is once again offering the unique opportunity to high school students to volunteer their school's representative for the 2018 Ottawa International Animation Festival. As our Animation Ambassador, they will help to get other students in their school involved in volunteering and help build the excitement leading up to the event by helping us promote it at their high school. The Animation Ambassador will receive a free pass to all OIAF events. 

Volunteer positions are available throughout the summer, as well as on-site in September. Anyone interested can contact us at  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  for more information.

For more info and to register for any of these programs: 
Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  or call 613-232-8769