Parties and Exhibits
Best of the Festival

Sunday September 20, 2015
07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Sunday September 20, 2015
09:15 PM to 10:45 PM
SnapUp Tickets - BEST OF THE FESTIVAL (2nd Screening)

Couldn't see every screening at OIAF? Our special Best of the Festival 
screening collects the award-winning films right after they're 
announced. Best of the Festival is your chance to catch up with the 
festival's essential films. Individual tickets are available online soon and 30 minutes before showtime for all other screenings. 

Blow Up: Drawings by Michèle Cournoyer

Curated by/ Organisée par Julie Rae Tucker & Chris Robinson

Out of the archives and into the light of the Festival’s Chez Ani. The OIAF presents a selection of drawings from The Hat, Accordion, Robes of War and Soif. These drawings represent her most potent oeuvre. She undertakes difficult subject matter from alcoholism to sexual abuse along with other violations of the mind and body.  Likewise, her process is connected to the body, she uncovers a more real and physical relationship by animating on ink and paper.  These drawings made big stand alone as works of art from an important Canadian artist.

Sortie des archives et mise à l’honneur Chez Ani durant le Festival. L’OIAF présente une sélection de dessins issus du Chapeau, d’Accordéon, de Robes de guerre et de Soif. Ces dessins représentent toute la puissance de l’œuvre de Cournoyer. Elle aborde les sujets lourds de l'alcoolisme, des abus sexuels et d'autres violations de l'esprit et du corps. Sa démarche est elle-même reliée au corps, développant une relation plus concrète et physique dans l’animation de l’encre sur papier. Ces dessins sont les œuvres à part entière d’une éminente artiste canadienne.

Free: Nuit Blanche at Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts

At Saint Brigid's join us for our famous DANCE PARTY in the Kildare Room with Ottawa music scene's best pal DJ Davey. We will also be screening Theodore Ushev's Sonámbulo upstairs.

Free: Nuit Blanche at the Arts Court

Stop by the Arts Court Theatre all night long for a looping screening of The Hat and Soif by Michèle Cournoyer. Presented as part of Nuit Blanche Ottawa.

Check out her exhibit  while you're there!

Animated Reality: An Oculus Rift Installation

Toronto Animated Images Society

TAIS and the Ottawa International Animation Festival present two experimental pieces for the Oculus Rift by Brett Long and Madi PIller as part of a program focusing on the VR technology. Experience animator/artist/filmmaker Brett Long’s stop-motion animation adventure in Panoramic 3D. Interact with artist/Filmmaker Madi Piller’s new work that experiments with 35 mm and Oculus Rift.  Long, Piller and others working with the technology discuss their pieces at a panel on Saturday, September 19 at 5:30 pm in the Arts Court Theatre

 "In Dubitably"  
Brett Long's research/production new work Is a short experimental "mood piece" set in space. Presented as an installation, the film is an immersive 360 degree observational animation of outer space/inner space/ virtual space...that allows the audience to intimately witness other life forms and planets in a first-of-its-kind experience. Produced at TAIS through the Petman Foundation artist in Residence.

DIMENSIONS: "The Fungi Affair" 
The new work by Madi Piller is the result of direct printing on 35mm film utilizing diverse mushroom spore prints as the initial source of her experimentations. Madi confronts the digital world as her work evolves into the creation of an idyllic space in virtual reality were mushrooms are disproportionately tall. The viewer enters the virtual world to perceive and discover events that are triggered by abstract elements in the landscape through the use of an Oculus Rift headset. Imagery from the 35mm film prints are extracted to accompany the exhibition, adding a spatial interpolation to her explorations, reflecting a mysterious dimension to the work. Produced with the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts.


Student Party

The Student Party is the place to meet some of the most talented new talent around and see their films.   

Mingle and watch student work from Algonquin College, Sheridan College, Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema (Concordia) and Seneca College.


11:30 Algonquin College

12:00am Sheridan College

12:30am Seneca College

1:00am Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema (Concordia)




Cartoon Network's Animators Picnic (Passholders Only)

Cartoon Network

TAC, Animapass, and Friday Day-Pass holders only.

How: Our buses will begin shuttle service at the ByTowne Cinema at 12pm, and will then hit the Arts Court around 12:15pm. This shuttle service will continue shuttling back and forth to Strathcona Park for the duration of the picnic. Please note that our busses will only drop off at Arts Court (2 Daly Ave.) succeeding the picnic.

Where: Don't miss our annual Cartoon Network's Animators Picnic, taking place at the beautiful Strathcona Park.

What: Enjoy the afternoon feasting on the deliciousness that is The Smoque Shack, plus some thirst-quenching bevvies. Don't forget to practice those carving skills, because, you guessed it, we are giving away awards to the best pumpkin carvers for demonstrating the most panache, courtesy of the Cartoon Network.

Salon des Refusés (Passholders Only)

Rejection isn’t always bad! In our case, we want to celebrate it.

Salon des Refusés is our annual rockin’ rejection party, where we will be screening entries that, unfortunately, did not make the cut this year.  

Come out to Club SAW with a copy of your rejection letter, and we will rid that sour rejection taste in your mouth with a refreshing FREE drink! DJ inflated Powers - 3DJ’s in one - will be dropping hip-hop, disco, electro, funk, and dancehall to help you get over the sting of rejection. Even better, show us your festival pass or day pass and get in gratis.

Le rejet n'a pas que du mauvais ! Dans notre cas, nous voulons le fêter.

Le Salon des Refusés est notre soirée rock de rejet, où nous diffusons les films inscrits qui malheureusement, n'ont pas fait le poids cette année.  Venez au Club SAW muni d'une copie de votre lettre de refus, et nous vous débarrasserons de ce goût de rejet amer dans la bouche grâce à une boisson GRATUITE ! DJ inflated Powers  - 3 DJ en un - vous plongera dans le hip-hop, disco, électro, funk et dancehall pour vous aider à accuser le coup. Encore mieux, montrez-nous votre Pass Festival ou Pass à la journée et entrez gratis.

Opening Night Party (Passholders Only)

Parties and Exhibits Come out and help us kick off this year's festivities! This year we will be having our Opening Night Party at Blue Cactus, a staple in the heart of our downtown market area.

Pass holders enjoy free entry, complimentary snacks from 11pm-2am and one drink of choice. You will need both your pass and ID to enter. Individuals under 19yrs may still attend the event, but will not be permitted to drink alcohol.  
Venez nous aider à donner le coup d'envoi des festivités de cette année ! Cette année, la Soirée d'ouverture sera au Blue Cactus, l'un des piliers du centre-ville au cœur du marché.

Les détenteurs d'un Pass bénéficient d'une entrée gratuite, de collations de 23h à 2h et d'une boisson. Vous aurez besoin à la fois de votre pass et d'une carte d'identité pour entrer. Les personnes de moins de 19 ans peuvent assister à l'événement, mais ne seront pas autorisées à boire de l'alcool.

Nuit Blanche

After your post-award cocktail, head out to Nuit Blanche Ottawa+ Gatineau.  It's one night per year, dusk-until-dawn celebration of multidisciplinary art and local culture that takes place across multiple venues and within the cityscape of Ottawa and Gatineau.

At 9pm, you might want to head to Parliament Hill for "Northern Lights" a projection that happens right on the walls of this gothic home of Canadian politics.  This sound and light show is a thrilling thematic journey through Canada's history.

OIAF is also staying up all night!  At the Arts Court, visit the Michèle Cournoyer exhibit, take in one of her films and have a drink at the Chez Ani.  At Saint Brigid's join us for our famous DANCE PARTY in the Kildare Room w Ottawa music scene's best pal DJ Davey.  We will also be screening Theodore Ushev's Sonámbulo upstairs.

Après avoir fêté la remise des prix lors du cocktail, faites un tour à la Nuit Blanche d'Ottawa et de Gatineau. Une seule fois par an, du crépuscule à l'aurore, les arts de tous types et la culture locale sont à l'honneur, prenant place dans de nombreux lieux à travers Ottawa et Gatineau.

A 21h, rendez-vous à la colline du Parlement pour les "Northern Lights" projetées à même la façade gothique du bâtiment, fief des figures politiques du pays. Ce spectacle de sons et lumières nous emmène en voyage à travers toute l'Histoire du Canada.

L'OIAF aussi fait nuit blanche ! A la Cour des Arts, venez visiter l'exposition de Michèle Cournoyer, voir un de ses films et prendre un verre Chez Ani. A Saint Brigid, retrouvez-nous pour danser toute la nuit dans la salle Kildare sur le son du génial DJ Davey. Une projection de Sonambulo de Theodore Ushev sera également proposée à l'étage cette nuit-là.

Hut: The Genesis of the OIAF 15 Poster and Signal Film

In 2014, a group of animators comprised of Caleb Wood, Dylan Hayes, Derick Wycherly, Africanus Okokon and Ted Wiggin created an experimental animation film/installation during the OIAF. That original installation was the basis for this year’s poster and festival trailer.  This year, you can see all three together as we’ll have the original installation works back on display throughout the festival.

Durant l’OIAF 2014, un groupe d'animateurs composé de Caleb Wood, Dylan Hayes, Derick Wycherly, Africanus Okokon et Ted Wiggin a créé une installation/ film d'animation expérimental. Cette installation originale a servi de base pour l'affiche et la bande-annonce du festival 2015. Cette année vous pourrez donc apprécier ces trois éléments car le festival présentera à nouveau l’installation originale.