Best of Ottawa Program
Best of Ottawa

2013
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The Best of Ottawa programme showcases many audience favorites and award winners from the OIAF Official Competition.

This year's highlights include the elegant Virtuoso Virtual by Thomas Stellmach & Maja Oschmann, Eirik Grønmo Bjørnsen & Anna Mantzaris' inspiring But Milk is Important, and Rosto's macabre grand-prize winner Lonely Bones.

Reviews from satisfied customers:
Institute of Contemporary Arts, Boston. January, 2014: "The ICA screening, presenting the best of the festival was nothing short of a great time. Inspirational, soul satisfying, humorous, touching: the emotional range was wide, and so were the techniques; from computer generated to dripping ink, the selection had the audience on a delightful trip, jumping from one brilliant brain to another." - Edwina Portocarrero, The Tech.

Full review here.

The screening tours internationally from November 2013 until mid-September 2014. Be sure to ask your local theatre, school, or film organization about the Best of Ottawa 2013 program.

We are now taking bookings for Best of Ottawa screenings around the world! For more information, or to book a screening date, please contact the festival office at 613-232-8769 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it . 







Best of Ottawa 2013
Running Time:  78 minutes

RECOMMENDED FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY

Youkosobokudesu Selection 'Na Ni Nu Ne No No' | Manabu Himeda | Japan
Oh Willy... | Emma De Swaef & Marc James Roels | Belgium, France, Netherlands, Luxembourg
Wind | Robert Loebel | Germany
Plug & Play | Michael Frei | Switzerland
Virtuoso Virtual | Thomas Stellmach & Maja Oschmann | Germany
Palmipédarium | Jérémy Clapin | France
Two Weeks - Two Minutes | Judith Poirier | Canada
Ohayo Carotene | Saki Iyori | Japan
Lonely Bones | Rosto | France, The Netherlands
Bless You | David Barlow-Krelina | Canada
But Milk is Important | Eirik Grønmo Bjørnsen & Anna Mantzaris | Norway



Best of Ottawa 2013 Screening Venues
October 29, 2013
Columbus, OH, USA
Wexner Center for the Arts
November 15-24, 2013
Taipei, Taiwan
Digital Art Center, Taipei
January 9,18,19, 2014
Boston, MA, USA
The Institute of Contemporary Arts
January 31, 2014
Portland, ME
SPACE Gallery
February 2, 2014
San Jose, CA
San Jose State University
February 28, 2014
Chicago, IL
The Animation Lodge at DePaul University
March 1, 2014
Calgary, AB
Alberta College of Art and Design
March 21, 2014
Vancouver, BC
Emily Carr University of Art and Design
March 26, 2014
Kutztown, PA
Kutztown University
March 27, 2014
Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul Modern Cinema
March 28, 2014
Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Art Institute
TBD (April, 2014)
Fredonia, NY
SUNY Fredonia, Visual Arts & New Media Department
July 26, 2014
Philadelphia, PA
International House Philadelphia



Don't miss out on the full festival experience - join us at the 2014 Ottawa International Animation Festival on September 17-21! 






 
2012
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The Best of Ottawa programme showcases many audience favorites and award winners from the OIAF Official Competition.

This year's highlights include Carlo Vogele's tragicomic Una Furtiva Lagrima, Hisko Hulsing's stunning grand-prize winner Junkyard, and the hilarious crowd-favourite I Am Tom Moody.

The screening tours internationally from November 2012 until mid-September 2013. Be sure to ask your local theatre, school, or film organization about the Best of Ottawa 2012 program.

We are now taking bookings for Best of Ottawa screenings around the world! For more information, or to book a screening date, please contact the festival office at 613-232-8
769 or dominique@animationfestival.ca. 







Best of Ottawa 2012: Canadian Tour
Running Time:  70 minutes

RECOMMENDED FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY

Lay Bare | Paul Bush | Ancient Mariner | UK | 2012 | 6:00
Ballpit | Kyle Mowat | Sheridan College | Canada | 2012 | 01:45
A Morning Stroll | Grant Orchard | STUDIO AKA | UK | 2011 | 6:47
Sunny Afternoon | Thomas Renoldner | Austria | 2012 | 6:50 

Rossignols en Décembre (Nightingales in December) | Theodore Ushev | Mtd:films | Canada | 2011 | 3:00
Rivière au Tonnerre (Thunder River) | Pierre Hébert | Vidéographe inc. | Canada | 2011 | 7:56 

I Am Tom Moody | Ainslie Henderson | Edinburgh College of Art | UK | 2012 | 7:00
Gum | Noam Sussman | Sheridan College | Canada | 2012 | 1:00
Primus 'Lee Van Cleef' | Chris Smith | Chris Lenox Smith LLC | USA | 2012 | 3:24
Junkyard | Hisko Hulsing | il Luster Productions | Netherlands, Belgium | 2012 | 18:00
Una Furtiva Lagrima | Carlo Vogele | Luxembourg, USA | 2011 | 3:08



Best of Ottawa 2012: International Tour
Running Time:  71 minutes

RECOMMENDED FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY

Ballpit | Kyle Mowat | Sheridan College | Canada | 2012 | 01:45
A Morning Stroll | Grant Orchard | STUDIO AKA | UK | 2011 | 6:47
The Great Rabbit | Atsushi Wada | Sacrebleu Productions | France | 2012 | 7:00
Sunny Afternoon | Thomas Renoldner | Austria | 2012 | 6:50 

Rossignols en Décembre (Nightingales in December) | Theodore Ushev | Mtd:films | Canada | 2011 | 3:00
Rivière au Tonnerre (Thunder River) | Pierre Hébert | Vidéographe inc. | Canada | 2011 | 7:56 

I Am Tom Moody | Ainslie Henderson | Edinburgh College of Art | UK | 2012 | 7:00
Gum | Noam Sussman | Sheridan College | Canada | 2012 | 1:00
Primus 'Lee Van Cleef' | Chris Smith | Chris Lenox Smith LLC | USA | 2012 | 3:24
Junkyard | Hisko Hulsing | il Luster Productions | Netherlands, Belgium | 2012 | 18:00
Una Furtiva Lagrima | Carlo Vogele | Luxembourg, USA | 2011 | 3:08







Best of Ottawa 2012 Screening Venues
November 16-25, 2012
Taipei, Taiwan
Digital Art Center, Taipei
November 19, 2012
Columbus, OH, USA
Wexner Center for the Arts
January 12, 13 & 26, 2013
Boston, MA, USA
The Institute of Contemporary Art
February 27 & 28, 2013
Vancouver, BC
Pacific Cinematheque
March 8 & 15, 2013
Fredonia, NY, USA
Suny Fredonia
March 16, 2013
Vancouver, BC
Emily Carr University of Art & Design
March 28, 2013
Cupertino, CA, USA
De Anza College
April 5, 2013
San Jose, CA, USA
San Jose State University
April 4 & 5, 2013
Portland, OR, USA
Northwest Film Center
April 16, 2013
Calgary, AB 
Alberta College of Art & Design
April 18, 2013
Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul Museum of Modern Art
April 22, 2013
Detroit, MI
College for Creative Studies
May 6, 2013 
Kansas City, MO, USA
Kansas City Art Institute
May 30, 2013
Madrid, Spain
Esne University
June 7, 2013 Los Angeles, CA, USA
American Cinematheque
July 27, 2013
Philadelphia, PA, USA
International House Philadelhia
     



Don't miss out on the full festival experience - join us at the 2013 Ottawa International Animation Festival on September 18-22, 2013! 






 
2011
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The Best of Ottawa programme showcases many audience favorites and award winners from the OIAF Official Competition.

This year's highlights include Pjotr Sapegin’s heart-warming The Last Norwegian Troll, Stephen Irwin’s riveting grand-prize winner Moxie, and the hilarious crowd-favourite The Goat and The Well.

The screening tours internationally from November 2011 until mid-September 2012. Be sure to ask your local theatre, school, or film organization about the Best of Ottawa 2011 program.

We are now taking bookings for Best of Ottawa screenings around the world! For more information, or to book a screening date, please contact the festival office at 613-232-8
769 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it . 







Best of Ottawa 2011
Running Time:  75 minutes

RECOMMENDED FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY

12 Sketches on the Impossibility of Being Still | Magali Charrier | Royal College of Art | UK | 2010 | 8:00
Haru no shikumi (The Mechanism of Spring) | Atsushi Wada | Japan | 2011 | 4:20
The Renter | Jason Carpenter | USA | 2011 | 9:52

Joyz 'Electropia' | Noriko Okaku | UK & Japan | 2011 | 4:39

Blanche Fraise | Frédérick Tremblay | La Bande Vidéo | Canada | 2011 | 16:45
I'm Fine Thanks | Eamonn O'Neill | Royal College of Art | UK | 2011 | 4:30

Det Siste Norske Trollet (The Last Norwegian Troll) | Pjotr Sapegin | Norway | 2010 | 13:00
Moxie | Stephen Irwin | UK | 2011 | 5:15
The Goat and The Well | Ben Cady | University of Wales, Newport | UK | 2010 | 5:17


Best of Ottawa 2011 Screening Venues
November 10-12, 2011
Querétaro, Mexico
CutOut Fest
November 11-20, 2011
Taipei, Taiwan
Digital Art Center, Taipei
November 15, 2011
Columbus, OH, USA
Wexner Center for the Arts
December 9, 2011
Montréal, QC, Canada
Centre NAD
January 13, 2012
Ellsworth, ME, USA
The Grand
January 27 & 28, 2012
Boston, MA, USA
The Institute of Contemporary Art
January 27, 2012
Chicago, IL, USA Chicago Filmmakers
February 6, 7, 9
Kingston, ON, CA
Modern Fuel
February 3, 2012
San Jose, CA, USA
San Jose State University
February 17, 2012
Kansas City, MO, USA
Kansas City Art Institute
February 18, 2012
Vancouver, BC, CA
Emily Carr University of Art and Design
February 22 & 23, 2012
Vancouver, BC, CA
Pacific Cinématheque
February 24 & 26, 2012
Cleveland, OH, USA
The Cleveland Museum of Art
March 2012
Houston, TX, USA
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
March 19, 2012
Detroit, MI, USA
College for Creative Studies
March 26, 2012
Cuperino, CA, USA
De Anza College
March 29, 2012
Calgary, AB, CA
Quickdraw Animation Society
March 30, 2012
Fredonia, NY, USA SUNY Fredonia
March 19, 2012
Detroit, MI, USA
College for Creative Studies
April 5-8, 2012
Dawson City, YK, CA
13th Dawson City International Short Film Festival 
April 2012
Philadelphia, PA, USA
The University of the Arts
May 5, 2012
Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul Museum of Modern Art
May 2012
Bennington, VT, USA
Bennington College
July 14, 2012
Philadelphia, PA, USA
International House Philadelphia
July 27, 2012
Brooklyn, NY, USA
BAMCinématek
July 27, 2012
Indianapolis, IN, USA
Indy Film Fest
     
 
2010
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The Best of Ottawa programmes showcase many audience favorites and films awarded top honours from the OIAF Official Competition.

The 2010 Canadian and International touring programmes include such extraordinary films as: David O’Reilly’s grand prize-winning The External World; the pulsating metamorphic madness of Andreas Hykade’s Love & Theft; Dustin Grella’s deeply moving and brilliantly executed award-winning film Prayers for Peace; the mesmerizing crowd-favourite Sinna Mann (Angry Man) by Anita Killi; the snap crackling goodness of
Masaki Okuda's Kuchao (A Gum Boy); and Joseph Pierce's twisted narrative short, A Family Portrait.

The Best of Ottawa program tours internationally from November 2010 until mid-September 2011. Be sure to ask your local theatre, school, or film organization about the Best of Ottawa 2010 program.

For more information about Best of Ottawa 2010, or to book a screening date, please contact the Festival offices at 613-232-8
769 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it . 



Best of Ottawa 2010 is only a sample of the outstanding animated works screened at the 2010 Ottawa International Animation Festival.

For a peek at what the Best of Ottawa has to offer check out the official trailer:



Don't miss out on the full festival experience!
Join us at the 2011 Ottawa International Animation Festival taking place September 21-25.


The Best of OIAF 2010: CANADIAN TOUR
Running Time:  85 minutes

RECOMMENDED FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY

OIAF 2010 Signal Film | J. J. Sedelmaier | J.J. Sedelmaier Productions, Inc. | USA | 2010 | 1:30
Playtime | Steven Woloshen | Canada | 2009 | 2:43
This is love | Lei Lei | China | 2010 | 3:00
LGFUAD | Kelsey Stark | Pratt Institute | USA | 2010 | 4:22 

Little Deaths | Ruth Lingford | USA | 2010 | 11:00 

Sorry film not ready | Janet Perlman | Hulascope Studio Inc. | Canada | 2010 | 0:56
Midtown Twist | Gary Leib | Twinkle LLC | USA | 2009 | 1:06 

Sinna Mann (Angry Man) | Anita Killi | Trollfilm as | Norway | 2010 | 19:52
Kuchao (A Gum Boy) | Masaki Okuda | Tokyo University of the Arts | Japan | 2010 | 3:48
La Traversée | Elise Simard | Productions Dark Holiday | Canada | 2010 | 4:30
Love & Theft | Andreas Hykade | Studio FILM BILDER | Germany | 2010 | 7:00
Prayers for Peace | Dustin Grella | School of Visual Arts | USA | 2009 | 7:38
The External World | David O’Reilly | David O’Reilly, Henning Kamm @ DetailFilm | Ireland, Germany | 2010 | 17:00



The Best of OIAF 2010: INTERNATIONAL TOUR

 
Running Time:  84 minutes

RECOMMENDED FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY

OIAF 2010 Signal Film | J. J. Sedelmaier | J.J. Sedelmaier Productions, Inc. | USA | 2010 | 1:30 

Playtime | Steven Woloshen | Canada | 2009 | 2:43
This is love | Lei Lei | China | 2010 | 3:00 

LGFUAD | Kelsey Stark | Pratt Institute | USA | 2010 | 4:22 

A Family Portrait | Joseph Pierce | fifty nine productions | UK | 2010 | 4:44
Midtown Twist | Gary Leib | Twinkle LLC | USA | 2009 | 1:06 

Little Deaths | Ruth Lingford | USA | 2010 | 11:00
Sorry film not ready | Janet Perlman | Hulascope Studio Inc. | Canada | 2010 | 0:56
Kuchao (A Gum Boy) | Masaki Okuda | Tokyo University of the Arts | Japan | 2010 | 3:48
La Traversée | Elise Simard | Productions Dark Holiday | Canada | 2010 | 4:30
Prayers for Peace | Dustin Grella | School of Visual Arts | USA | 2009 | 7:38 

Jean-François | Tom Haugomat & Bruno Mangyoku | CUBE CREATIVE | France | 2009 | 5:47
Blockhead ‘The Music Scene’ | Anthony Schepperd | USA | 2010 | 5:21
Sinna Mann (Angry Man) | Anita Killi | Trollfilm as | Norway | 2010 | 19:52
Love & Theft | Andreas Hykade | Studio FILM BILDER | Germany | 2010 | 7:00


Best of Ottawa 2010 Screening Venues
November 18, 2010
Columbus, OH, USA
Wexner Center for the Arts
January 29, 2011
Ottawa, ON, Canada
CFI - Library and Archives Canada
January 29-30, 2011
Boston, MA, USA
The Institute Of Contemporary Art
February 2-13, 2011
Tokyo, Japan
Japan Media Arts Festival
February 12, 2011
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Emily Carr University of Art + Design
February 16-19, 23-24, 2011
Winnipeg, MA, Canada
Winnipeg Film Group
February 25, 2011  Ellsworth, Maine, USA  The Grand 
February 25, 2011
Kansas City, KS, USA
Kansas City Art Institute
February 27, 2011
Alexandria, Egypt
ASIFA Egypt - Bibliotheca Alexandrina
February 28, 2011
Calgary, AB, Canada
Alberta College of Art & Design
March 2011
Boston, MA, USA
School of the Museum of Fine Arts
March 17, 2011  Mexico City, Mexico  ANIMASIVO
March 25, 2011 Fredonia, NY, USA  SUNY Fredonia 
March/April 2011
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Pacific Cinematheque
April 7-10, 2011
Corfu, Greece
Be There! Corfu Animation Festival
April 6, 2011 Toronto, ON, Canada Sheridan College (TIFF Bell Lightbox)
April 7, 2011 Oakville, ON, Canada Sheridan College
April 7 & 14, 2011
Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul Museum of Modern Art
April 21-24, 2011
Dawson City, YK, Canada
Dawson City International Film Festival
June 1, 2011
Pleasantville, NY, USA
Jacob Burns Film Centre
June 15, 2011
Austin, TX, USA
Austin Film Society
June 11 & 12, 2011
Houston, TX, USA
Museum of Fine Arts Houston
July 13 & 14
Portland, OR, USA
Northwest Film Centre
July 15, 2011
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Ibrahim Theater @ International House
July 29, 2011 Brooklyn, NY, USA BAMcinematek 
October 30, 2011
Frankfurt, Germany
eDIT 14. Filmmaker's Festival
 
2009
OIAF 2009The Best of Ottawa program showcases many of the outstanding films presented in our Official Competition. The 2009 program includes such exceptional films as: David OReilly’s award-winning sci-fi drama Please Say Something; the innovative and mesmerizing The Bellow’s March, directed by Eric Dyer; Diego Maclean’s haunting student film entitled The Art of Drowning; and the crowd-favourite travelogue Madagascar, A Journey Diary, by Bastien Dubois.

Best of Ottawa 2009 is only a sample of the outstanding animated works screened at the 2009 Ottawa International Animation Festival. Don't miss out on the full festival experience! Join us at the 2010 Ottawa International Animation Festival taking place October 20th-24th.

The program began touring internationally in November 2009 and wraps up at the beginning of October 2010. Be sure to ask your local theatre, school, or film organization about the Best of Ottawa 2009 program. For complete film details, click here to download the program in PDF format (15.9MB). For more information about Best of Ottawa 2009, or to book a screening date, please contact the Festival offices at 613-232-8769 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .


The Best of OIAF 2009 features:


OIAF 2009 Signal Film  |  Julian Grey  |  Head Gear Animation  |  Canada  |  2009  |  0:45
Love on the Line  |  G Melissa Graziano  |  University of California at Los Angeles  |  USA  |  2008  |  5:00
Mac the Horny Mac Daddy  |  Ian Miller  |  University of the Arts  |  USA  |  2009  |  1:07
Postalolio  |  Marv Newland  |  International Rocketship Limited  |  Canada & USA  |  2008  |  5:02
Please Say Something  |  David OReilly  |  David OReilly Animation  |  Ireland & Germany  |  2009  |  10:00
The Bellow's March  |  Eric Dyer  |  Ride Pictures  |  USA  |  2009  |  5:00
Chick (Laska)  |  Michal Socha  |  Platige Image  |  Poland  |  2008  |  5:03
The Black Dog's Progress  |  Stephen Irwin  |  UK  |  2008  |  3:15
Magic Cube and Ping-Pong  |  Lei Lei  |  Tsinghua University, Academy of Fine Arts  |  China  |  2009  |  4:07
The Art of Drowning  |  Diego Maclean  |  Emily Carr University  |  Canada  |  2009  |  2:07
History of the Meat Packing District  |  Gary Leib  |  Twinkle LLC  |  USA  |  2008  |  1:01
MGMT 'Kids'  |  Christy Karacas & Ray Tintori  |  USA  |  2009  |  6:11
The Terrible Thing of Alpha-9!  |  Jake Armstrong  |  School of Visual Arts  |  USA  |  2009  |  5:45
Madagascar, A Journey Diary (Madagascar, carnet de voyage)  |  Bastien Dubois  |  Sacrebleu Production  |  France  |  2009  |  11:30
Inherent Obligations (Kaasündinud Kohustused)  |  Rao Heidmets  |  OÜ Nukufilm  |  Estonia  |  2008  |  10:00

Best of Ottawa 2009 Screening Venues
November 18th, 2009
Columbus, OH
Wexner Center for the Arts
November 25th to 28th, 2009
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Expotoons
January 1st to 7th, 8th to 14th, 2010
Montreal, QC
Cinéma du Parc
January 8th to 10th, 13th & 14th, 2010
Winnipeg, MB
Winnipeg Film Group
January 30th & 31st, 2010
Boston, MA
Institute of Contemporary Art
February 3rd to 9th, 2010
Mumbai, India
Mumbai International Film Festival
February 3rd to 14th, 2010
Tokyo, Japan
Japan Media Arts Festival
February 26th to March 1st, 2010
Edmonton, AB
Metro Cinema Society
March 11th to 28th, 2010
Mexico City, Mexico Animasivo
March 27th, 2010
Vancouver, BC
Emily Carr University of Art & Design
March 16th, 2010
Pleasantville, NY
Jacob Burns Film Center
April 1st to 4th, 2010
Dawson City, YK
Dawson City International Short Film Festival
April 1st to 4th, 2010
Vancouver, BC
Pacific Cinematheque
July 15th, 2010
Toronto, ON
Toronto Animated Image Society
July 24th & 25th, 2010
Kingston, ON
Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre
July 30th, 2010 Brooklyn, NY
BAMcinématek
August 5th, 2010
Santa Barbara, CA
Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum
August 6th, 2010
Pleasantville, NY
Jacob Burns Film Center
September 3rd to 12th, 2010
Saint-Petersburg, RUS
ISAFF OPEN CINEMA
September 27th, 2010
Los Angeles, CA
CalArts (RedCat)
September 26th to 28th, 2010
Frankfurt, GER   
Luna Park 64
     
 
2008
Best of Ottawa 2008The Best of Ottawa program showcases many of the outstanding films presented in our Official Competition. The 2008 program includes such exceptional films as: Andy & Carolyn London's thought-provoking A Letter to Colleen; The Comic That Frenches Your Mind, a brain-melting trip by veteran director Bruce Bickford; The Control Master, a hilarious and suspenseful adventure by Run Wrake; and the intense and award-winning film from Dennis Tupicoff, Chainsaw.

Best of Ottawa 2008 is only a sample of the outstanding animated works screened at the 2008 Ottawa International Animation Festival. Don't miss out on the full festival experience! Join us at the 2009 Ottawa International Animation Festival taking place October 14th-18th.

The program began touring across North America in November 2008 and wrapped up at the beginning of October 2009.


The Best of Ottawa 2008 program features:

OIAF 08 Signal Film [2008] Ian Lagarde | Fake Studio | Canada | 1:35
C'est toujours la même histoire (It's Always the Same Story) [2007] Joris Clerté & Anne Morin | Senso Films & Doncvoilà | France | 5:00
Cattle Call [2007] Mike Maryniuk & Matt Rankin | Canada | 3:11
I Slept With Cookie Monster [2008] Kara Nasdor-Jones | Massachusetts College of Art | USA | 3:27
The Comic That Frenches Your Mind [2008] Bruce Bickford | USA | 5:28
A Letter To Colleen [2007] Andy London & Carolyn London | London Squared Productions | USA | 8:36
The Mixy Tapes [2007] David Seitz & Mike Wray | National Film Board of Canada | Canada | 6:00
Último 'Spong Ice' [2008] Bolos Quentes Design | Bolos Quentes Design | Portugal | 3:02 | 2008
The Control Master [2008] Run Wrake | Sclah Films | UK | 6:45
Chainsaw [2007] Dennis Tupicoff | Jungle Pictures | Australia | 25:10

Best of Ottawa 2008 Screening Venues
Nov. 13, 2008 Columbus, OH Wexner Center for the Arts
Nov. 22, 2008
Palm Desert, CA
Desert Film Society
Nov. 28 - 30, 2008
Ottawa, ON
Doodle Arts and Film Festival
Nov. 29 - Dec. 6, 2008
Torun, Poland
Plus CAMERIMAGE
Jan. 09 - 11, 2009
Winnipeg, MB
Winnipeg Film Group
Jan. 10 & 11, 2009
Boston, MA
The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston
Jan. 22, 2009
Vancouver, BC
Pacific Cinematheque
Jan. 23 - 26, 2009
Edmonton, AB
Metro Cinema Society
Jan. 31, 2009
Ottawa, ON
Canadian Film Institute
Jan. 31 & Feb. 01; Feb. 06-12, 2009
Montreal, QC
Cinema du Parc
Mar. 03, 2009
Calgary, AB
Alberta College of Art and Design
Apr. 09 - 12, 2009
Dawson City, YK
Dawson City International Short Film Festival
Apr. 11, 2009
Cupertino, CA De Anza College
Apr. 13, 2009
Pleasantville, NY
Jacob Burns Film Center
Apr. 17, 2009
Providence, RI
Rhode Island College
Apr. 17 - 18, 2009
Portland, OR
Northwest Film Center
Apr. 22-24, 2009
Busan, South Korea
Busan Universiade for Digital Content
May 8 & 10, 2009
Houston, TX
Museum of Fine Arts / Houston
May 18, 2009
Caracas, Venezuela
Semana Animada de Caracas
May 18-21, 2009
Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh Filmmakers
June 12, 2009
Philadelphia, PA
Ibrahim Theater @ International House Philadelphia
July 8, 2009
Memphis, TN
Indie Memphis
July 22, 2009
Toronto, ON
TAIS and the NFB Mediatheque
July 27, 2009
Brooklyn, NY
BAMcinematek
July 31, 2009
Singapore
Singapore Film Society
August 4, 2009
Caracas, Venezuela VIART
August 12, 2009
St. Petersburg, Russia
OPEN CINEMA
August 21, 2009
Asbury Park, NJ
The ShowRoom
September 25
Cincinnati, OH
Lite Brite Test at MidPoint Music Festival
October 4th & 5th, 2009
Frankfurt, Germany
eDIT 11
November 25 to 28, 2009 (Best of 08 AND 09)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Expotoons
 
2007
Best of Ottawa 2007The Best of Ottawa program showcases many of the outstanding films presented in our Official Competition. The 2007 program includes such exceptional films as Tom Brown & Daniel Gray’s award winning t.o.m., Aaron Augenblick’s hilarious Golden Age, Tibor Bancozki’s dark and disturbing Milk Teeth and the humorous John and Karen by Matthew Walker.

The 2007 Festival received a record number of entries, with 2078 film submissions from 73 countries around the world. Of the entries submitted, 97 were chosen to compete in the Official Competition, which took place September 19-23, in Ottawa, Ontario. The selected films competed in six main competitions: Feature Film, New Media, Independent Short Films, Commissioned Films, Student Films and Animation Made for Children.  Prizes were awarded for each competition and individual competition category.

The program began touring across North America in November and wrapped up the beginning of September 2008.

The Best of Ottawa 2007 program features:

OIAF 07 Signal Film [2007] Jonas Odell, Anders Mehring, Jonas Dahlbeck, David Nord & Johanna Andersson | Filmtecknarna | Sweden | 0:35
Lapsus [2007] Juan Pablo Zaramella | JPZtudio | Argentina | 3:30
John and Karen [2007] Matthew Walker | Arthur Cox Ltd. | UK | 3:30
L'eau Life [2007] Jeff Scher | Fez Films, Originally published in TimesSelect | USA | 2:35
t.o.m. [2006] Tom Brown & Daniel Gray | International Film School of Wales | UK | 2:57
Doxology [2007] Michael Langan | Rhode Island School of Design | USA | 6:10
OOIOO 'UMO' [2007] Shoji Goto | Japan | 3:37
Framing (Bildfenster / Fensterbilder) [2007] Bert Gottschalk | Germany | 6:00
I Met the Walrus [2007] Josh Raskin | I Met the Walrus Inc. | Canada | 5:10
The Waif of Persephone [2006] Nick Cross | Do It For Me Productions | Canada | 12:26
The Old, Old, Very Old Man [2007] Elizabeth Hobbs | Spellbound Animation | UK | 6:38
Teat Beat of Sex [2007] Signe Baumane | USA | 4:00
Milk Teeth [2007] Tibor Banoczki | National Film and Television School | UK | 11:22
Golden Age (excerpt) [2007] Aaron Augenblick | Augenblick Studios | USA | 6:46

Best of Ottawa 2007 Screening Venues
Nov. 2, 2007 Cupertino, CA De Anza College
Nov. 9, 2007 Columbus, OH Wexner Center for the Arts
Nov. 23 - Dec. 3, 2007 Singapore Animation Nation
Jan. 16, 2008  Bologna, Italy
Future Film Festival
Jan. 17, 2008 Vancouver, BC Pacific Cinemateque
Jan. 25, 2008 Oakville, ON Sheridan College
Feb. 13-15, 2008 Brampton, ON Brampton Indie Arts Festival
Feb. 14, 2008 NYC, NY ASIFA-East
Feb. 21, 2008 Calgary, AB Quickdraw Animation Society - Plaza Cinema
Feb. 27, 2008 Pittsburgh, PA The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
Media Arts and Animation Department - Animated Intelligence
Mar. 7-10, 2008 Edmonton, AB Metro Cinema Society
Mar. 10, 2008 Oshawa, ON Durham College School of Design
Mar. 12, 2008 Memphis, TN Indie Memphis Micro Cinema Club
Mar. 15, 2008 Vancouver, BC Emily Carr Institute - Fundraiser
Mar. 29 & 30, 2008 Cleveland, OH
Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque
Apr. 6, 2008 South Beach, FL
South Beach International Animation Film Festival
April 21, 2008  Rochester, NY
Rochester Institute of Technology
- Student Only Screening
Apr. 24, 2008  Pleasantville, NY
Jacob Burns Film Center
Apr. 28, 2008 Los Angeles, CA CalArts - REDCAT
Apr. 29, 2008  Caracas, Venezuela
VIART
May 2, 2008  Hangzhou, China
The 4th China International Cartoon and Animation Festival
May 3 & 4, 2008  Rochester, NY
George Eastman House
May 23-25, 2008 Houston, TX Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
June 13 & 14, 2008  Portland, OR
Northwest Film Center
July 5, 2008  Montreal, QC
Festival Fantasia
July 25, 2008
Brooklyn, NY
BAMcinématek
July 26, 2008
Cincinnati, OH
Lite Brite Indie Pop & Film Test
Aug. 26, 2008
Allendale, MI
Grand Valley State University
Sept. 4, 2008
Santa Barbara, CA
Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum
Sept. 6, 2008  Ellsworth, ME
Grand Theater 
 
2006
Best of Ottawa 2006The Best of Ottawa programme showcases many of the outstanding films presented in its Official Competition. The 2006 programme includes such exceptional films as Joanna Quinn’s award winning Dreams & Desires: Family Ties from the United Kingdom, past OIAF grand prize winner, Andreas Hykade’s The Runt, the energetic Mr. Schwartz, Mr. Hazen & Mr. Horlocker by German animation student Stefan Mueller and American Joel Trussell’s music video for Jason Forrest titled War Photographer.

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The festival received a record number of entries with 1948 film submissions from 66 countries around the world. Of the entries submitted, 106 were chosen to compete in the Official Competition, which took place September 20-24, in Ottawa, Ontario. The selected films competed in five main competitions: Feature Film, New Media, Independent Short Films, Commissioned Films, Student Films and Animation Made for Children. Prizes were awarded for each competition and individual competition category.

The program will begin touring across North America in November and wrapped up the beginning of September 2007. Here's some reviews of the program:
seemagazine.com (Edmonton, AB)
VUEWeekly (Edmonton, AB)
Entertainer (Missoula, MT)
AniPages Daily


The Best of Ottawa 2006 programme features:

OIAF 06 Signal Film (2006) Nathaniel Akin & Bruce Alcock / Global Mechnic / Canada / 0:30
guy101 (2005) Ian Gouldstone / Royal College of Art / UK / 8:00
Dreams & Desires: Family Ties (2006) Joanna Quinn / Beryl Productions International Ltd / UK / 9:50
Mr. Schwartz, Mr. Hazen & Mr. Horlocker (2006) Stefan Mueller / FH Wiesbaden University of Applied Sciences / Germany / 7:40
Tyger (2006) Guilherme Marcondes / Brazil / 4:30
The Possum (2005) Chris Choy / California Institute of the Arts / USA / 5:20
Lightning Doodle Project [pikapika] (2006) Takeshi Nagata & Kazue Monno / Tochka Factory / Japan / 4:00
Rabbit (2005) Run Wrake / Sclah Films / UK / 8:30
Crossing the Stream (2006) Skip Battaglia / Skip Battaglia / USA / 4:00
The Runt (2006) Andreas Hykade / Studio Film Bilder / Germany / 10:00
The Carnival of the Animals (Karneval Zvirat) (2006) Michaela Pavlátová / Negativ Film Productions / Czech Republic / 12:00
Jason Forrest: War Photographer (2005) Joel Trussell / USA / 4:12
Who I Am and What I Want (2005) Chris Shepherd & David Shrigley / Slinky Pictures / UK / 7:30

Best of Ottawa 2006 Screening Venues
November 4 & 11 Olympia, WA Olympia Film Festival
November 14 Reading, PA Albright College
November 17 San Jose, CA San Jose State University
November 17-23 Winnipeg, MB Winnipeg Film Group
November 20-23 Singapore Animation Nation
January 18-21 Missoula, MT The Crystal Theatre
January 19-20 Edmonton, AB Metro Cinema Society
January 25 Oakville, ON Sheridan College
January 24 & 26 Cleveland, OH Cleveland Museum of Art
Jan. 31 & Feb. 1 Vancouver, BC Pacific Cinematheque
February 3 Vancouver, BC Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design
February 3 Ottawa, ON Canadian Film Institute
February Cupertino, CA De Anza College
February 14 - 15 Halifax, NS CBC Radio Room
February 27 Los Angeles, CA CalArts
March 8 Pittsburgh, PA Art Institute of Pittsburgh
March 8 - 11 Ithaca, NY Cornell Cinema
March 14 Memphis, TN Memphis Micro Cinema Club
March 27 Pleasantville, NY Jacob Burns Film Center
Late March Austin, TX Screen Door Film
March 21-28 Taipei, Taiwan Canadian Animation Festival in Taiwan
April 5 Columbus, OH Wexner Center for the Arts
April 25 New York, NY Asifa-East
May 12 Brisbane, Australia Queensland Animation Group
May 17 Toronto, ON Toronto Animated Image Society
May 19 Gold Coast, Australia  Queensland Animation Group
June 8 - 9 Houston, TX Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
July 5 - 23 Montreal, QC Fantasia
July 16 Brooklyn, NY BAMCinematek
Sept. 10 Picton, ON Cinefest Picton
 
2005
Best of Ottawa 2005The Best of Ottawa 2005 is a rare opportunity to see the best of the best in animation from Canada and around the world. The program features an exciting array of animated films from the 2005 Ottawa International Animation Festival.

The program showcases animation in a variety of forms consisting of animated short films, TV series and commercials, music videos, internet shorts and more.

The Best of Ottawa 2005 program features:

2005 OIAF Signal Film | Will Krause | USA | 0:50
The Curse of the Voodoo Child | Steven Woloshen | Canada | 3:30
Ichthys | Marek Skrobecki | Poland | 16:41
Phoenix Foundation 'Hitchcock' | Reuben Sutherland | United Kingdom | 3:30
_grau | Robert Seidel | Germany | 10:01
Chestnuts Icelolly | JJ Villard | USA | 7:30
City Paradise | Gaëlle Denis | United Kingdom | 5:58
Overtime | Oury Atlan, Thibault Berland & Damien Ferrié | France | 4:55
Fish Heads Fugue and Other Tales for Twilight | Lauren Indovina & Lindsey Mayer-Beug | USA | 6:42
Die Toten Hosen 'Walkampf' | Andreas Hykade | Germany | 3:30
Morir de Amor | Gil Alkabetz | Germany | 12:40
At the Quinte Hotel | Bruce Alcock | Canada | 3:38

Best of Ottawa 2005 Screening Venues
October 29, 30 Montreal, QC Imperial Cinema
November 20 Singapore Animation Nation
January 20 Oakville, ON Sheridan College
January 21, 23 Edmonton, AB Metro Cinema Society
January 27 Toronto, ON NFB Cinema
February 9, 13 Vancouver, BC Pacific Cinematheque
February 18 * Ottawa, ON Canadian Film Institute
February 22, 26 Cleveland, OH Cleveland Museum of Art
February 22 New York, NY ASIFA East
Feb. 24 – Mar. 2 Winnipeg, MB Winnipeg Film Group
March 4 Cupernico, CA De Anza College
March 11 Vancouver, BC Emily Carr Insitute of Art + Design
March 15
Pleasantville, NY
Jacob Burns Film Center
April 3 Mississauga, ON Blackwood Gallery, UTM
April 7 Detroit, MI College for Creative Studies, Detroit
April 7
Cambridge, MA
Harvard University
April 11-15 Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival
April 14, 15 Portland, OR Northwest Film Center
April 26 Boston, MA Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
May 13
Allendale, MI ASIFA Central with Grand Valley State University
May 13 Brisbane, Australia Queensland Animators Group
June 30 - July 2 Houston, TX The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
July 18 Brooklyn, NY BAMcinematek
Oct. 27-29
Greenbelt, MD
Utopia Film Festival
 
2004
Best of Ottawa 2004The Best of Ottawa 2004 is a rare opportunity to see the best of the best in animation from Canada and around the world. The program features an exciting array of award-winning animated films from the 2004 Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF).

The program showcases award-winning animation in a variety of forms consisting of animated short films, TV series and commercials, music videos, internet shorts and more.

The Best of Ottawa 2004 program features:

2004 OIAF Signal Film #1 and #3 | Éric Barbeau & Théodore Ushev | Canada | 0:50 each
The Revolution of the Crabs (La Revolution des Crabes) | Arthur de Pins | France | 5:00
Catch Me If You Can | Kuntzel & Deygas | USA & United Kingdom | 2:30
La Piccola Russia | Gianluigi Toccafondo | France & Italy | 16:30
Saddam and Osama | David Wachtenheim & Robert Marianetti | USA | 3:40
Candy Venery | Sergey Aniskov | Russia & USA | 2:30
A Musical Shop | Sonya Kravtsova | Russia | 12:30
The Shining In 30 Seconds, Re-enacted By Bunnies | Jennifer Shiman | USA | 0:30
Prudence ‘À Tort Ou À Raison' | Joris Clerte | France | 2:03
Creature Comforts ‘Cats or Dogs?' | Richard Goleszowski | United Kingdom | 8:45
Caisse D'Epargne ‘Les Triples' | Jean-Christophe Saurel & Sophie Deiss | France | 0:35
A Room Nearby | Paul Fierlinger & Sandra Fierlinger | USA | 27:00
This Land | Gregg Spiridellis & Evan Spiridellis | USA | 2:00
Son of Satan* | JJ Villard | USA | 12:30

The program is now touring across North America and will wrap up the beginning of September 2005. Be sure to ask your local theatre, school, or film organization about The Best of Ottawa 2004 program. For complete program details, click here to download the program in pdf format.

For more information on the Best of Ottawa 2007, or to book a screening date, please contact Jennifer Noseworthy at 613-232-8769 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

*The film SON OF SATAN may not be included in the Best of Ottawa 2004 program at certain venues. In this case, the festival will screen the Best Narrative Short Film Grand Prize winner, RYAN by Chris Landreth.

Best of Ottawa 2004 Screening Venues
Oct. 16, 18 Edmonton, AB Edmonton International Film Festival
Dec. 15 New York, NY ASIFA East
Jan. 12, 19 Vancouver, BC Pacific Cinemateque
Jan. 20 Arles, France De film en aiguille
Feb. 17 Pleasantville, NY Jacob Burns Film Center
Feb. 25 San Jose, CA San Jose State University
Feb. 26 Ottawa, ON Canadian Film Institute
Feb. 25 - Mar. 3 Winnipeg, MB Winnipeg Film Group
Mar. 25 - Mar. 27 * Dawson City, YK Dawson City International Short Film Festival
Mar. 30 Brooklyn, NY BAMcinematek
Apr. 25 Rochester, NY Rochester Institute of Technology
May 4, 5 Cleveland, OH The Cleveland Museum of Art
May 6, 7 Portland, OR Northwest Film Center
June 22, 24 Cleveland, OH The Cleveland Museum of Art
Aug. 19, 26 Houston, TX Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Sept. 16-18 Wilmington, NC Port City Animation Festival
* includes the Academy Award-winning short film RYAN.