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Feature Film Screenings
Short Film Competitions
More programming information about OIAF17 is on its way! In the meantime, check out the 2016 Program.
2017 Official Competition / Panorama Screenings
The highlight of the Ottawa International Animation Festival are the Official Competition screenings. These programs feature the best new animation from around the world.
On average, the OIAF receives over 2000 submissions each year, with this year clocking in at 1992 total entries. The OIAF programming team selected 110 finalists to be featured in the Official Competition. 45 additional films will be shown out-of-competition in Panorama screenings.
OIAF competition includes categories for narrative, non-narrative, student,
commissioned and feature animation. There is also a separate competition
for films and series made for young audiences. Prizes will be awarded to
category winners along with Grand Prizes for Independent Short Animation
and Feature Animation.
View the full list of finalists here.
During the Festival, three official juries sit with the audience and judge
the short, feature and children’s competition screenings. The Short and
Feature jury members are chosen from the international animation community.
The children’s jury is comprised of Ottawa-area children. Apply to be on the children's jury here.
are announced during the OIAF’s awards ceremony on the Saturday evening of
each festival. A screening of a selection of award-winning films follows on
the festival’s closing night. At their discretion, the International Juries
may also award additional
special prizes. The Juries have the right to withhold an award where no
entry, in its view, meets the standards for recognition.
Retrospectives and Special Screenings