Kids at the OIAF
Kids at the OIAF

Quicklink:  Shaw RocketFund InGenius Jr  (A day for families at the National Gallery) 

Kids Jury
The Ottawa International Animation Festival is inviting local kids to enter its annual Kids Jury contest. Ten animation enthusiasts, ranging from the ages of 8 to 12 years old, will be chosen to judge this year's competition of film and television made for young audiences.

To be chosen for the jury, local kids are invited to write one paragraph about their favourite animated film. Ten lucky winners and their families will be whisked away to the Festival on Saturday, September 25, 2018 to watch either the Animation for Young Audiences – Preschool Competition at 9:30 a.m. or the Animation for Young Audiences – Ages 6-12 Competition at 11 a.m. They will pick their favourite film or TV episode and award prizes on stage to the winning filmmakers later that evening, at 7:30 p.m.

To enter the OIAF's Kids Jury contest, the paragraph must be submitted by e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it , by fax: (613) 232-6315, or by regular mail: Ottawa International Animation Festival, 2 Daly Avenue, Suite 120, Ottawa, K1N 6E2.

Contest deadline is 4:00 pm on July 13. Entrants MUST include their name, age and an e-mail address or phone number where they can be reached.

Family Activities at OIAF 2018

Day 1: Wednesday, September 26
9:30 am/ 11:00 am
Animation Celebration - Wednesday, September 26

A free event for elementary school kids (Grades 3-8)

Both sessions are currently full but there is a waiting list.  Call (613-232-8769).

This event offers Ottawa-area elementary school kids (ages 8-12) an inside look into the art of animation! 
Day 2: Thursday, September 27

Family Screenings tba
Day 3: Friday, September 28

Family Screenings tba
Day 4: Saturday, September 29

InGenius Jr Day for families - a full day of screenings and workshops

Day 5: Sunday September 30 Family Screenings tba