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About OIAF
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From September 20-24, 2017 downtown Ottawa will once again be the stage where you can enjoy the world's most cutting-edge, thoughtful, funny and provocative animation films while mingling with many of animation's most celebrated stars, studios and characters.

Whether you love classic cartoons, mind-bending experiments, fantastic digital creations, dazzling effects, technical fireworks, thought provoking observations, or pure gut-busting fun, there is something for everyone and anyone at the Ottawa International Animation Festival (OlAF).

For 41 years, the OlAF has attracted film and animation buffs, art lovers and filmmakers from around the globe. You won't want to miss this year's exciting line-up of screenings, workshops, panels and parties taking place at the ByTowne Cinema, National Gallery of Canada, Arts Court, Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts, and the Chateau Laurier.

Read the 2016 PROGRAM BOOK  for a good idea of everything that happens at the OIAF.

Want some visuals?  Have a look at this great clip by Victory Arts for a tour of the OIAF:



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Du 20 au 24 septembre, le plus grand festival d'animation d’Amérique du Nord se tient une fois de plus dans la capitale canadienne. Profitez des films d’animation les plus avant-gardistes, drôles, poignants et démagogiques, tout en vous mêlant aux plus grandes figures, studios et personnages de l'animation.

Que vous aimiez les dessins animés classiques, les expériences hallucinantes, les incroyables créations numériques, les effets spéciaux époustouflants, les pensées qui font cogiter, ou le simple plaisir de se tordre de rire, il y a toujours quelque chose pour vous au Festival International d’Animation d’Ottawa (OIAF).

Depuis 1976, l’OIAF attire les amateurs de films et d’animation, les férus d'art et cinéastes du monde entier. Ne manquez pas nos incontournables projections, ateliers, conférences et soirées qui se déroulent au cinéma ByTowne, à la Cour des Arts, à la Galerie nationale du Canada, au Centre Saint Brigid pour les arts et au Château Laurier.

Rejoignez-nous pour fêter l'animation sous toutes ses formes!
 
2017 Festival Poster

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EliseElise Simard is a Montreal based animator and film director who has contributed visual signatures and handmade special effects for documentary features and animated shorts. For the past 10 years she has been expanding her body of work through experimental and exploratory filmmaking - her favorite subjects being the ordinary, the sublime, and the imperceptible affairs of our human states.

"I wanted to create an image about the ecstasy of watching a film you are falling for - the feeling you get the moment you realize you are in for a treat, as you sit back and let your guard down. I wanted to create an image to honour the inspiring, weird and beautiful films I see every year at the Ottawa International Animation Festival."

Elise Simard
Montreal, Canada