Teens at the OIAF
Teens at the OIAF

If 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.

Come and check the Festival out on Saturday for free with a Toon Apprentice Pass .  You can also buy an animation six pack which gets you five screenings for the price of six or just buy a ticket online or at the door - just like you are going to the local movie theatre!  You can also volunteer - this way you can get a pass AND burn through some of those volunteer hours you have to do for school. 

If you are looking to study animation - you have to go to the Animation Career Fair .  

Free Hands on Workshop:  
Join TED-Ed animators to create a collaborative animated lesson in a hands-on animation workshop. Using a variety of handmade and stop-motion animation techniques, we will explore the principles of animation and how they can be applied to educational, entertaining content. We will work in small groups, each led by a TED-Ed animation director who will guide each team through the entire production process. At the end of the day, all groups will have contributed to the creation of an entire short animated lesson!

Sunday, September 20, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm – Arts Court - Courtroom (Pre-registration required (613) 232-8769)
Sunday, September 20, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm – Arts Court - Courtroom  (Pre-registration required (613) 232-8769)

Adobe Toon Apprentice Pass - High School students get a FREE pass for all day Saturday!
 Regular Festival Programming is free for teens all day on September 19th 2015 until 6pm! It also gives teens access to marquee events, talks and screenings. Bring your high school ID and pick-up your pass on the 19th at Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts (310 St Patrick St. - in the Kildare Room). 

Animation Career Fair

Saturday, September 19th, 2015, 9:00am,  Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts (Kildare Room)
Free Event!

If you are looking for an animation school don't miss the Animation Career Fair  taking place from 9am - 5pm at Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts. Head downstairs to the Kildare Room and meet with the schools at their booths.

Si vous cherchez à intégrer une école d'animation ou même un emploi dans le domaine de l'animation, ne manquez pas la Foire à l'emploi en animation! L'événement se passe à St. Brigid's de 9h à 17h dans la salle Kildare, au sous-sol de l'édifice. Venez visitez les tables où les représentants des écoles seront ravis de vous parlez!

Toon Apprentice Day for Teens!

Friday, September 18th, 2015- National Gallery of Canada (380 Sussex Drive), 9:30am - 3:00pm

Pre-registration is required. Call or e-mail us today to book a spot at 613-232-8769 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

High school students interested in animation won't want to miss this free event that lasts all day! Come check out some radical animated films from around the world and catch presentations by leading animation schools.


Friday, September 18th, 9:30am-9:50am- National Gallery 

Friday, September 18th, 10:00am-10:20am- National Gallery  

Friday, September 18th, 10:30am-10:50am- National Gallery

Canadian Student Competition
Friday, September 18th, 11:00pm-12:30pm

Friday, September 18th, 1:00pm-2:00pm

Volunteer with us!

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 2015 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