The Animation Conference (TAC)
Sept 22 – Oct 3, 2021

Pitch, network and keep up with industry trends while having access to the most creative, original and innovative animation out there.

TAC is an industry forum, bringing together over 500 influential content creators and buyers. Heavily focused on networking, the event hosts panels, keynotes, and pitching opportunities with a goal to foster the growth of the animation industry.

Networking at TAC

TAC is a unique hub where you can meet content creators, key buyers and potential partners from around the world.

For Passholders Only

For Passholders Only
The Artist Gallery is an opportunity for OIAF participants to showcase their work to studios and recruiters in attendance. To be considered for inclusion in the Artist Gallery, you must submit a link to your work (portfolio/reel/gallery) when you buy your pass.

This program is for emerging (college students, recent graduates) and established animation talent interested in getting their work seen by future employers or collaborators. If you are accepted, you will receive a form from the OIAF asking you for additional details needed to complete your profile.

Animation Exposé and Artist Talks

Open equally to industry veterans and those with a passing interest in the art of animation, the Festival’s special presentation and professional development programs have wide appeal. “Making of”, “Behind the Scenes”, and “Meet the Filmmakers” presentations give unique perspectives on many favourite films. These high profile events complement screenings by giving fans the opportunity to hear popular artists talk about their work.

Past OIAF speakers have included:

  • Seth Green and Matt Senreich (Robot Chicken)
  • Caroline Leaf (The Street)
  • Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach, Coraline)
  • David Silverman (The Simpsons)
  • Rebecca Sugar (Steven Universe)
  • Peter Ramsey (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)
  • David O’Reilly (Everything, The External World)
  • Rob Shaw (Bent Image Lab)

The Animation Exposé Fair Online

Meet with studios, schools, and connect with key resources from the comfort of your own home. Check out the virtual exhibitor booths and discover some of the best places to learn and work in animation.

Want to speak to a real, live human? Turn on your webcam and ask your questions at Meet the Schools and Meet the Studios. Got a portfolio to share? Emerging and established animation talent can apply to showcase their work to studios and recruiters at the OIAF’s Artist Gallery.

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