Best of Ottawa 2019
The Best of Ottawa touring program showcases audience favorites and award winners from the 2019 Ottawa International Animation Festival competition. The package offers a sampling of exceptional animated short films that explore moments of humor, profundity and inspiration. The works in this collection provide a unique cross-section of some of the best contemporary film artists from around the world. 

This year’s selection includes films that defy logic, defy physics, defy convention and especially defy expectations. Sofie Gate's brilliantly bizzare, beautifully textured Slug Life begs the question whether you've ever truly seen a relationship film at all. In Baby Baby, directors Aggelos Papantoniou & Nikhil Markale provide a look at young - VERY young - parenthood. Finally, Thomas Renoldner's Grand Prize winner DONT KNOW WHAT marries humour and non-narrative filmmaking in a deftly masterful way, challenging preconceptions that 'experimental' means stuffy. 

Don't miss this one-of-a-kind programme of ground-breaking, smile-making and head-shaking animated film courtesy of the Ottawa International Animation Festival!

The screening tours internationally from November 2019 until mid-August 2020. The OIAF is pleased to offer the program for free to schools and at negotiable rates for fellow not-for-profit organizations. Be sure to ask your local theatre, school, or film organization about the Best of Ottawa 2019 program.

We are now taking bookings for Best of Ottawa screenings around the world! For more information 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 2019: Canada and USA Tour
Running Time: 78 Minutes

Baby Baby | Aggelos Papantoniou & Nikhil Markale | Australia
Erodium Thunk | Winston Hacking | Canada
Girl in the Hallway | Valerie Barnhart | Canada
Alfred Fauchet, Here and There (Alfred Fauchet, à droite, à gauche) | Mathieu Georis | Belgium
Tricky Women 2019 Trailer | Marta Pajek | Poland
Slug Life | Sophie Gate | UK
Acid Rain | Tomek Popakul | Poland
Gravedad | Matisse Gonzalez | Germany
DONT KNOW WHAT | Thomas Renoldner | Austria

 

Best of Ottawa 2019: International Tour

Baby Baby | Aggelos Papantoniou & Nikhil Markale | Australia
Erodium Thunk | Winston Hacking | Canada
Girl in the Hallway | Valerie Barnhart | Canada
Alfred Fauchet, Here and There (Alfred Fauchet, à droite, à gauche) | Mathieu Georis | Belgium
Tricky Women 2019 Trailer | Marta Pajek | Poland
Slug Life | Sophie Gate | UK
DONT KNOW WHAT | Thomas Renoldner | Austria
The Six | Xi Chen, Xu An | China
Deszcz (Rain) | Piotr Milczarek | Poland
Lidérc úr (Mr. Mare) | Luca Tóth | Hungary & France
Finding Uranus | Ivan Li | Canada & Hong Kong

 

 

Best of Ottawa 2019
Jan. 22, 2020 Kelowna, BC, Canada UBC Okanagan
Jan. 9, 11, 12, 2020 Boston, MA, USA Institute of Contemporary Art / Boston
Nov. 11, 2019 Kutztown, PA, USA Kutztown University