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OIAF 2018
Where is it?
Short Answer: Downtown Ottawa
Longer Answer: Arts Court, Ottawa Art Gallery, ByTowne Cinema, National Arts Centre, National Gallery of Canada


Where do I get tickets?
Online: Find the event you’d like to go to on the website (check the schedule or the screenings list) and you’ll find a button to take you to purchase tickets.
In person: Every venue has a box office that opens one half hour before the screening or talk begins.
There’s no price difference, but screenings can sell out, so get it online to be sure you don’t miss out!
If there’s A LOT you want to go to, including the parties, then take a look at the Pass types and grab the one that’s right for you!


What should I see?
If you’re a fan of…
Japanese animation… Children of the Sea or On-Gaku: Our Sound
Thought-provoking dramas… The Swallows of Kabul or I Lost My Body
Weird Internet videos… Tux and Fanny
Adventure video games… Away

If you want to take a chance and see all types of animation, all genres, from all over the world...  

If you’re a fan of Big Mouth, Robot Chicken, Summer Camp Island, or Bee and Puppycat
They’re all in the Animated Series Competition!

If you’re ready for a dive into the work of some world-renowned animators or vintage animation…

If you’re a fan of Steven Universe
You can catch a screening of Steven Universe The Movie (with short Q&A with Rebecca Sugar after) on Friday night and then see creator Rebecca Sugar talk about the making of the movie on Saturday at Animation Exposé.

If you’re into VR and 360º videos…
The Virtual Reality Competition is available to experience throughout the Festival (free if you have any type of OIAF Pass or ticket) and there’s even more VR to learn about and experience in the Tech Pavilion at Animation Exposé on Saturday.


What else is there to do?
Parties! If you get a pass, you can get into the parties (on the day(s) of your pass). Or buy a ticket for NightOwl- our biggest, bestest, partiest party on Saturday night.
Talks! Don’t just watch animation- learn about it from the animators themselves at Indie Talks. Animation Exposé is the day full of our high-profile talks from the biggest names in animation; Disney, Warner Bros, Rebecca Sugar (Steven Universe), and more!


What’s for kids?
InGenius Jr. Day! Kids can meet True from True and the Rainbow Kingdom, see the Animation for Young Audiences screenings, and learn how to animate or voice act at the workshops. It’s all free (screenings free for children under 12)!


What’s for teens?
Teens can get a Toon Apprentice Pass (online or in person at the NAC) for FREE! They can get into anything on Saturday until 6pm. If you’re a teen interested in a career in animation, go talk to the school representatives at the Exposé Fair!


What’s FREE?
InGenius Jr. Day: Activities, workshops (pre-register to save a spot!), and screenings are all free for children under 12 (must be accompanied by an adult). The rest of the OAG is open and free as well!
Animation Exposé: The Exposé Fair, Tech Pavilion (experience VR!), and activities are free and open to the public.
Toon Apprentice Pass for Teens: Order it online now, or pick one up at the NAC on Saturday.