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The OIAF relies on donations and support from the animation community and animation fans.   The OIAF is a division of the Canadian Film Institute, a registered charity .    Help the CFI continue its work.  DONATE TODAY
What we do

The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OlAF) is a unique and accessible space that fosters public appreciation for the art and craft of animation. It aims to inspire artistic minds, connect and engage a community and create a transformative experience. It fosters the development and growth of local, regional and national animation talent. While Canada's animators and animation companies are among the most creative and successful in the world, the OlAF has been instrumental in helping these artists achieve commercial success and artistic excellence. It also provides a forum and a conduit through which artistic vibrancy and commercial expertise can be shared and exchanged among these various communities.

The Canadian Film Institute's (CFI) overall mission is to encourage and promote the production, diffusion, study, appreciation and use of moving images for cultural and educational purposes in Canada and abroad. The CFI is a unique Ottawa institution that organizes ongoing public film programming and artist talks, provides educational enhancements on its websites, and publishes books and monographs on various aspects of Canadian cinema.

Within this broader mandate, the CFI is also actively exhibiting, promoting, and developing a critical context for Canadian independent cinema. The overarching objective of these activities is to demonstrate the depth and variety of Canadian cinematic expression that exists outside the dominant commercial models of film production, distribution, and exhibition. Moreover, the CFI's independent film programming affords audiences in the Ottawa-Gatineau region opportunities to view challenging, alternative Canadian works to which they would not otherwise have access.

The CFI is a registered charity 118831023RR0001

Become a supporting member today.  Order a CFI membership onlie or give us a call at (613) 232-8769.  We will require your full name and mailing address to send your membership card and (if applicable) a tax receipt.  

Canadian Film Institute Memberships

   Annual   Duo (2)  Ambassador   Sustaining   Voting 
Order Online  Available at CFI Box Office   Available at CFI Box Office Click here  Click here Click here
Yearly Cost $ 15 $ 25 $ 250 $ 500 $ 1000
Guest Passes 2 4 8
Reduced admission to all CFI film screenings         
Free admission to all CFI film screenings
(excluding OIAF)
OIAF Six pack of tickets (value $65)        
OIAF Animapass (value $235)          
Charitable Gift Receipt $ 125 $ 250 $ 500
Acknowledgement in Programme Guides    
Acknowledgement on CFI / OIAF  website      
Invitations to VIP Filmmaker Receptions      
Voting privileges at CFI Annual General Meeting        

For more information about what we do, read the Canadian Film Institute's 2017/2018 Final Report  and the CFI's Ottawa International Animation Festival Final Report