VR @ OIAF

Sept 22-24, 11:00am-9:00pm Arts Court: ODD Box (3rd Floor)
Sept 25, 11:00am-6:00pm Arts Court: ODD Box (3rd Floor)

Entry included with proof of any OIAF ticket or pass. Advance booking is required to ensure everyone has time to experience the films.

Virtual Reality Competition

Biolun (Biolum) | Abel Kohen | Germany, France | 25:00
Biolum immerses you in the mysterious beauty of deep-sea life on an intense dive that takes a shocking turn for the worse.

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Castle of Unknowing | Damian Thorn-Hauswirth | United States | 5:55
Enter into a virtual reality surrealist allegory, where the viewer explores themes of suffering and transformation.

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From The Main Square | Pedro Harres | Germany, Brazil | 19:00
The activities of a town square offer a compact illustration of social disruption. Viewers are immersed in the conflicts, contradictions, and rise and fall of a divided society.

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Lavrynthos | Amir Admoni & Fabito Rychter | Brazil, Peru | 20:00
Lavrynthos places you at the heart of the labyrinth of Crete to tell you the story of the unlikely relationship between the Minotaur and his next meal: a girl named Cora.

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Samsara | Hsin-Chien Huang | Taiwan | 21:00
After escaping global nuclear destruction and finding a new planet to live on, a lone protagonist finds that they always return to earth to learn the profound lesson of life.

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Best of VR at OIAF 2020 and 2021

We’re bringing back the “Best VR Award” winners from our two virtual editions, so the OIAF audience can finally experience these stellar projects in person.

Dislokacije (Dislocation) | Milivoj Popovic & Veljko Popovic | Croatia, France | 8:00
Dislocation takes a look at an absurd moment of disbelief and fear when people are forced from their homes, minds and everyday lives due to cataclysmic events. Winner of Best VR at OIAF 2020.

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Strands of Mind | Adrian Meyer | Germany | 11:45
Explore a world beyond the bounds of human perception – A world full of mystery, of beauty and darkness. Let yourself be taken on a trip into the woven nature of existence. Winner of Best VR at OIAF 2021.

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Sheer Transit / Clear Plastic

Schedule:
Thursday, Sept 22 – 11am to 9pm
Friday, Sept 23 – 11am to 9pm
Saturday, Sept 24 – 11am to 1am
Sunday, Sept 25 – 11am to 5pm

Venue: Atelier, Arts Court

An installation of painted works, printed matter, and material art by Dottie July Gordon, a visual artist, designer, and textile printmaker who lives and works in Montréal, QC. 

With an affinity for maximalism, print, illustrated graphics, objects, and materiality, Dottie utilizes a diverse array of tactile disciplines and design techniques in their approach to image-making and spatial arrangement.

“The general idea is to emulate a moment of being en route, when you witness another person pause to take a cellphone photo of the sky. Less so that clouds could be documented, stored in a digitized drive, or reproduce a similar emotive state when reviewed through the screen. I just like to see it, the diversion from an unpronounced or routine trajectory, where being on-time or fixated in a state of transit is set aside. An instance when someone you have not been introduced to communicates they are having a moment without needing to spell it out. There is not so much to say, as the gesture dictates that we are in the right place, at the right time. The activity is to be immersed in a cloud formation or a particular spectrum of light. As if one were an angel – either about to vanish into thin air, or appearing as though enmeshed in the image. Ambience. Maximalism forever being the terrestrial suggestion. It’s for you, a lucky cloud in the sky.” – Dottie July Gordon

Augmented Reality Attractions

Art and technology come together for an augmented reality exhibit that you find as you walk between venues at OIAF. The 14 works on display were created via a collaboration between the PIX Film Collective and SystemKollektiv based in Vienna.

Check it out on your phone!

Artists in the program:

1 The (Other) Cat’s Eye Marble, Madi Piller
2. Cosmos Debashis Sinha
3. Free Sugar, Maria Legault
4. Synergy of the Stitches, Khadija Aziz 
5. Memory Lane, Coco Guzmán
6. Orbital Line, Nick Fox-Gieg
7. Blobettes, Ron Loranger
8. The Galorias, Elise Simard
9. Wild Things, Libby Hague
10. Blue Molecular, Kate Wilson
11. Josette Joseph, Daphney Joseph
12. Ecstatic Cling, Winston Hacking

Strathcona Park:
Reflection, Obsession, Artifice and Self, Marco Royal Nicodemo
Still Life, Nadine Valcin

Workshops

Presented by Toon Boom

Drawing and Painting in Harmony for Professionals

September 24 2022, 11:00am-12:30pm

The world of animation is in a state of constant change, reinvention, and creativity; pushing the limits of storytelling and animation. This workshop is intended for artists who are familiar with Harmony and want to learn the pro tips on drawing and painting in Harmony. Join talented artist Marie-Ève Lacelle on September 24th at 11:00am for a 90 min workshop at the Ottawa Art Gallery.

Pre-registration FULL.

 

Drawing and Painting in Harmony for Students

September 24 2022, 2:00pm-3:30pm

The world of animation is in a state of constant change, reinvention, and creativity; pushing the limits of storytelling and animation. This workshop is intended for students who are familiar with Harmony and want to learn the pro tips on drawing and painting in Harmony. Join talented artist Marie-Ève Lacelle on September 24th at 2:00pm for a 90 min workshop at the Ottawa Art Gallery.

Pre-registration FULL.

Chez Ani

Wednesday, September 21 to Sunday, September 25
9am to 9:30pm
Jackson Café in the Ottawa Art Gallery

Chez Ani is the place where filmmakers and fans alike can get together, socialize, and do business – with wireless internet access! Whether stopping in early for a coffee, grabbing a bite or ending the night with a quiet drink or two, Chez Ani can be your go-to place to hang while in Ottawa and unwind between screenings. Chez Ani Café is found in Jackson at the OAG and will be open for the duration of the Festival, serving coffee, snacks, and alcoholic beverages.

The Animation Guild (TAG) Happy Hour Mixer

Thursday, September 22
4:30pm – 7:00pm
Chez Ani
Passholders Only

LatinX in Animation (LXiA) Happy Hour Mixer

Friday, September 23
4:30pm-  7:00pm
Chez Ani
Passholders Only

Aniboutique

Tuesday – Friday 9am – 9:15pm
Saturday 9am – 3pm
Sunday 9am – 4:30pm
Arts Court Studio

Make sure you swing by the Arts Court Studio during the Festival to get that special something to commemorate OIAF 2022. The Aniboutique has the best in animation posters, t-shirts, books and more — a little something for everyone (and every budget!) Can’t make it to the Arts Court? OIAF will also have mini-boutiques set up at TAC, the ByTowne Cinema, and the National Arts Centre (Saturday only!).

You can also order your OIAF 2022 merch (and more) online!