Talks
Talks
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An Inside Look at Studio AKA

Philip Hunt, Director & Co-owner at Studio AKA based in London, takes a break from his Jury duties this year to talk about the multi-BAFTA winning & Oscar Nominated independent animation studio. This session will focus on AKA’s process, how they approach and adapt to the randomness of commercial commission, the horrors of pitching, embracing rejection as much as successes and finding time to tell their own tales, all along the way.

This session is open to all OIAF & TAC Passholders 

Speakers:
Philip Hunt, Creative Director, STUDIO AKA

 
Behind the Scenes: Boxtrolls
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Oregon-based LAIKA is a renowned animation studio that has inspired audiences with an unprecedented visual artistry.  Animators breathe life into meticulously hand-crafted puppets on handmade sets.  Visual effects artists seamlessly enhance performances with cutting-edge technologies. This unparalleled fusion of stop-motion and computer graphics has garnered the studio two Oscar nominations and worldwide acclaim.  In this session, Mark Shapiro will discuss the upcoming feature The Boxtrolls, using rarely seen images and timelapses.

About The Boxtrolls (in theaters 9-26-14):

The Boxtrolls is a stop-motion feature based on Alan Snow’s best-selling fantasy adventure novel Here Be Monsters.  Directed by Anthony Stacchi and Canada's own Graham Annable, produced by David Ichioka and Travis Knight. The voice cast includes: Ben Kingsley, Toni Collette, Elle Fanning, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Jared Harris, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade and Tracy Morgan. The Boxtrolls is a comedic fable that unfolds in Cheesebridge, a posh Victorian-era town obsessed with wealth, class and the stinkiest of fine cheeses. Beneath its charming cobblestone streets dwell the Boxtrolls, foul monsters who crawl out of the sewers at night and steal what the townspeople hold most dear: their children and their cheeses. At least that’s the legend residents have always believed. In truth, the Boxtrolls are an underground cavern-dwelling community of quirky and lovable oddballs who wear recycled cardboard boxes the way turtles wear their shells. The Boxtrolls have raised an orphaned human boy since infancy as one of their dumpster-diving and mechanical junk-collecting own. When the Boxtrolls are targeted by a villainous pest exterminator who is bent on eradicating them as his ticket to Cheesebridge society, the kind-hearted band of tinkerers must turn to their adopted charge and an adventurous rich girl to bridge two worlds amidst the winds of change – and cheese.

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Speakers:
Mark Shapiro, Head of Entertainment Brand Marketing, LAIKA

 
Cultural Alchemy: Historical Dynamic of Present Day Manga & Anime

Over 10,000 Manga and 200 Anime are published in Japan annually, read and watched
by grade-schoolers and graduate students, housewives and businessmen. In the space
of only a few decades, this integral part of daily life for many Japanese has exploded
globally.
University of Toronto Professor Thomas Keirstead will outline the rich historical context
that influenced the modern day Manga & Anime, from medieval picture scrolls to Hokusai
woodblock prints to the Kibyoshi in the Edo-era.
Roland Kelts, writer and visiting scholar at Keio University, will examine Post-war
modern Manga & Anime, with a specific emphasis on how Japanese and North American
entertainment genres are influencing each other in an infinite loop...



 
Meet the Filmmakers - Short Film Competition 1

Meet the Filmmakers is your chance to ask the filmmakers in competition your questions, exchange comments and share your opinions about films featured the night before.

Continental breakfast items including coffee and tea will be available to purchase each morning from 9:00am at Chez Ani in the Arts Court Studio next to the theatre. To get here, enter the Arts Court building from Daly Ave. and take elevator B to the top floor.

À « Rencontrez les cinéastes », vous aurez l’occasion de poser des questions aux cinéastes en lice, d’échanger des commentaires et de faire connaître vos opinions sur les films projetés la veille.

De la nourriture pour le petit déjeuner sera disponible au café Chez Ani, dans le studio de la cour des arts, à côté du théâtre, tous les matins commençcant dès 9h00. Pour vous rendre à cet endroit, prenez l'entrée de Daly Avenue et prenez l'ascenseur B jusqu'au niveau le plus haut.


Speakers:
David OReilly, CEO, David OReilly Animation
Joel Mackenzie, Writer/Director/Character Designer
Will Anderson, Director

 
Meet the Filmmakers - Short Film Competition 2

Meet the Filmmakers is your chance to ask the filmmakers in competition your questions, exchange comments and share your opinions about films featured the night before.

Continental breakfast items including coffee and tea will be available to purchase each morning from 9:00am at Chez Ani in the Arts Court Studio next to the theatre. To get here, enter the Arts Court building from Daly Ave. and take elevator B to the top floor.

À « Rencontrez les cinéastes », vous aurez l’occasion de poser des questions aux cinéastes en lice, d’échanger des commentaires et de faire connaître vos opinions sur les films projetés la veille.

De la nourriture pour le petit déjeuner sera disponible au café Chez Ani, dans le studio de la cour des arts, à côté du théâtre, tous les matins commençcant dès 9h00. Pour vous rendre à cet endroit, prenez l'entrée de Daly Avenue et prenez l'ascenseur B jusqu'au niveau le plus haut.


Speakers:
Michael Langan, Filmmaker
Corrie Francis Parks, Director , Corrie Francis Films
Caleb Wood, independent animated film director
David Barlow-Krelina, Filmmaker, N/A

 
Meet the Filmmakers - Short Film Competition 3

Meet the Filmmakers is your chance to ask the filmmakers in competition your questions, exchange comments and share your opinions about films featured the night before.

Continental breakfast items including coffee and tea will be available to purchase each morning from 9:00am at Chez Ani in the Arts Court Studio next to the theatre. To get here, enter the Arts Court building from Daly Ave. and take elevator B to the top floor.

À « Rencontrez les cinéastes », vous aurez l’occasion de poser des questions aux cinéastes en lice, d’échanger des commentaires et de faire connaître vos opinions sur les films projetés la veille.

De la nourriture pour le petit déjeuner sera disponible au café Chez Ani, dans le studio de la cour des arts, à côté du théâtre, tous les matins commençcant dès 9h00. Pour vous rendre à cet endroit, prenez l'entrée de Daly Avenue et prenez l'ascenseur B jusqu'au niveau le plus haut.


Speakers:
Jie Shen, Film maker
David OReilly, CEO, David OReilly Animation

 
Meet the Filmmakers - Short Film Competition 4

Meet the Filmmakers is your chance to ask the filmmakers in competition your questions, exchange comments and share your opinions about films featured the night before.

Continental breakfast items including coffee and tea will be available to purchase each morning from 9:00am at Chez Ani in the Arts Court Studio next to the theatre. To get here, enter the Arts Court building from Daly Ave. and take elevator B to the top floor.

À « Rencontrez les cinéastes », vous aurez l’occasion de poser des questions aux cinéastes en lice, d’échanger des commentaires et de faire connaître vos opinions sur les films projetés la veille.

De la nourriture pour le petit déjeuner sera disponible au café Chez Ani, dans le studio de la cour des arts, à côté du théâtre, tous les matins commençcant dès 9h00. Pour vous rendre à cet endroit, prenez l'entrée de Daly Avenue et prenez l'ascenseur B jusqu'au niveau le plus haut.


Speakers:
Andria Minott, Sales/ Marketing Director, Head Gear Animation
Julian Grey, Director/Owner, Head Gear Animation
Sam Chou, Director, Style5.TV
Caleb Wood, independent animated film director
David OReilly, CEO, David OReilly Animation

 
Meet the Filmmakers - Short Film Competition 5

Meet the Filmmakers is your chance to ask the filmmakers in competition your questions, exchange comments and share your opinions about films featured the night before.

Continental breakfast items including coffee and tea will be available to purchase each morning from 9:00am at Chez Ani in the Arts Court Studio next to the theatre. To get here, enter the Arts Court building from Daly Ave. and take elevator B to the top floor.

À « Rencontrez les cinéastes », vous aurez l’occasion de poser des questions aux cinéastes en lice, d’échanger des commentaires et de faire connaître vos opinions sur les films projetés la veille.

De la nourriture pour le petit déjeuner sera disponible au café Chez Ani, dans le studio de la cour des arts, à côté du théâtre, tous les matins commençcant dès 9h00. Pour vous rendre à cet endroit, prenez l'entrée de Daly Avenue et prenez l'ascenseur B jusqu'au niveau le plus haut.


Speakers:
Julian Petschek, editor, Studio LOL
Christopher Mills, Director / Executive Producer, Number Four Films Incorporated
Skizz Cyzyk, filmmaker
Christy Karacas, Creator, Superjail! on Adult Swim
David OReilly, CEO, David OReilly Animation
Robert Bolwijn, Creative Director, Catfishfilms

 
Meet the Filmmakers - Short Films Made for Kids

Meet the Filmmakers is your chance to ask the filmmakers in competition your questions, exchange comments and share your opinions about films featured the night before.

Continental breakfast items including coffee and tea will be available to purchase each morning from 9:00am at Chez Ani in the Arts Court Studio next to the theatre. To get here, enter the Arts Court building from Daly Ave. and take elevator B to the top floor.

À « Rencontrez les cinéastes », vous aurez l’occasion de poser des questions aux cinéastes en lice, d’échanger des commentaires et de faire connaître vos opinions sur les films projetés la veille.

De la nourriture pour le petit déjeuner sera disponible au café Chez Ani, dans le studio de la cour des arts, à côté du théâtre, tous les matins commençcant dès 9h00. Pour vous rendre à cet endroit, prenez l'entrée de Daly Avenue et prenez l'ascenseur B jusqu'au niveau le plus haut.


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Animation Pimpcast: David OReilly

Animation writer and programmer Chris Robinson sits down with a variety of animation types to fondle their minds through informal chats about animation, life, and whatever else they feel like talking about.

David OReilly is an Irish animator based in Los Angeles. A bright star on the international short film circuit, OReilly is known for his groundbreaking lo-fi 3D animation, absurdist sense of humor along with his clever and playful use of social media. His design and film work has won him a big boatload of awards at too many festivals to fit the required space here. It should be said though that Please Say Something was awarded Best Narrative Animation at OIAF 09 while The External World grabbed the Grand Prize at OIAF 10.

 

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Speakers:
David OReilly, CEO, David OReilly Animation
Chris Robinson, Artistic Director, Ottawa International Animation Festival

 
The Animation Pimpcast: Andreas Hykade

Animation writer and programmer Chris Robinson sits down with a variety of animation types to fondle their minds through informal chats about animation, life, and whatever else they feel like talking about.

 

Andreas Hykade was born in the Summer of Love in Altoetting, center of the Holy Mary cult. Since he's been a grown-up, he's created animated films for grown-ups, including We Lived in Grass (1995), Ring of Fire (2000), The Runt (2005) and Love & Theft (2010). Now he's a father, he creates animated films for children as well, including Tom & the slice of bread with strawberryjam & honey (2001 - 2011). He also teaches animation at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg.

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Speakers:
Andreas Hykade, Studio Film Bilder
Chris Robinson, Artistic Director, Ottawa International Animation Festival