Meet the Filmmakers

Arts Court: Club SAW

OIAF Artistic Director Chris Robinson moderates a revealing, moderately amusing, and occasionally silly open forum that connects audiences and filmmakers, and allows for deeper insight into the creative thinking behind some of your favourite Festival films.

 

Short Film Competition 1 – Thursday, Sept 22, 9:30am

 


Attending filmmakers:
Christopher Rutledge, Caution
Jonathan Laskar, The Record
Laura Gonçalves, The Garbage Man
Gina Kamentsky, Sed Saepe Cadendo
Amanda Forbis & Wendy Tilby, The Flying Sailor

 

Short Film Competition 2 – Friday, Sept 23, 9:30am

 


Attending filmmakers:
Christopher Rutledge, The Cosmophones
Winston Hacking, We Go Back
Péter Bogyó, The Pattern
Nayon Cho & Simon Wilches Castro, PSSY
Sean Buckelew, Drone
Lucas Ansel, 99¢ Pizza

 

Short Film Competition 3 – Saturday, Sept 24, 9:30am

 


Attending filmmakers:
Vuk Jevremovic, 11
Tal Kantor, Letter to a Pig
Dale Hayward & Sylvie Trouvé, TVFCU – A Place for All of Us
Michael Bohnensting,  Slouch
Jonatan Schwenk, Zoon

 

Short Film Competition 4 – Saturday, Sept 24,11:00am

 


Attending filmmakers:
Lucie Levrangi, Mountain Blues
Amy Kravitz, The Hour Coat
Louis Bodart, 100 Miles
Emma Calder, Beware of Trains
Vivien Hárshegyi, Above the Clouds

Short Film Competition 5 – Sunday, Sept 25, 9:30am

 


Attending filmmakers:
Peter Millard, Donald Daffy
Nicholas Mayeur, The Seine’s tears
Marie-Noëlle Moreau Robidas, Triangle of Darkness
Momoka Watanabe, “Downright Suspicious.”
Sander Joon, Sierra
Nikita Diakur, Backflip

NFTs for Artists

Arts Court Theatre
Thursday, September 22 1:00 PM

 

 

Presentation by Mike Geiger

Artist and director Mike Geiger provides an impartial introduction to what NFTs are, how the ecosystem works, and why artists and animators are getting involved.

Animation Exposé

Saturday, September 24
National Arts Centre

Get the ultimate animation experience at Animation Exposé! Meet the wizards behind the curtain at the Exposé Talk Series, showcasing artists from your favourite projects, including never-before-seen surprises and tips on a career in animation!

Click here for all the Animation Exposé talks and activities!

Filmmaker Focus
presented by the DGC

Sunday, September 25
Arts Court: Club SAW
Passholders Only

Featuring coffee, breakfast, mimosas, and indie filmmakers!
Join the Directors Guild of Canada (DGC) for a Filmmaker Focus series of talks and a hangover brunch to kick off the last day of OIAF.
After Meet the Filmmakers, grab a coffee and breakfast sandwich and hear about the DGC’s new agreement with the NFB, then kick that Night Owl hangover with a mimosa and learn about taking care of your body and mind from a panel of freelance artists and filmmakers. 

Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 5

9:30am-10:30am

OIAF Artistic Director Chris Robinson moderates a revealing, moderately amusing, and occasionally silly open forum that connects audiences and filmmakers, and allows for deeper insight into the creative thinking behind some of your favourite Festival films.

Breakfast

10:30am – 10:45am

A Look at the New DGC Agreement and What it Means for You

10:45am-11:30am

Speakers: DGC Director Munro Ferguson (Falling in Love Again, Minotaur) and Nathalie-Anne Brassard (Directors Guild of Canada’s lead negotiator for the new DGC and National Film Board Agreement covering Animation Director)

Join our in-depth discussion about the latest Directors Guild of Canada Agreement with the National Film Board which enshrines dramatically improved economic rights for animation directors (be it compensation, benefits as well as financial repercussions for production delays) and discover how the DGC can assist you in resolving creative and legal disputes, and much more. This panel offers you the opportunity to be informed of this important, precedent-setting agreement.

Mimosa Break

11:30am-11:45am

Mental Health and Wellness for Filmmakers

11:45am-1:00pm

Speakers: Amanda Bonaiuto (Independent Animator and Educator), Draško Ivezić (Director, Scriptwriter, Producer and Voice Performer), Bren López Zepeda (Animator), Parissa Mohit (Animation and Filmmaker)

Moderator: Nathalie-Anne Brassard (Directors Guild of Canada’s lead negotiator for the new DGC and National Film Board Agreement covering Animation Director)

A panel of indie filmmakers share their tips and tricks for taking good care of their mental and physical health while working in the gig economy and collaborating remotely during a global pandemic. 

TAC Talks

The Animation Conference (TAC) takes place in Ottawa’s famous Château Laurier, September 21 – 23. TAC 2022 is your chance to reconnect with industry contacts and establish new relationships with the producers, broadcasters, artists, executives, and buyers in attendance.

This year’s programs include the return of everybody’s favourite boat cruise (thanks Toon Boom!); TAC’s signature pitching events Fast Track and Pitch THIS!; and a copro focus with a spotlight on the recently renewed Canada-France treaty and a delegation of French producers in attendance.

Stick around on Friday for a networking breakfast courtesy of WIA Vancouver, a “Meet the Festivals” panel, and an artist talk with Oscar-nominated Chilean filmmaker Hugo Covarrubias before you catch the shuttle to the Animators’ Picnic.

View the full TAC schedule and get your TAC Pass.

 

TAC Talks available for all Passholders

Friday, September 23
Drawing Room, Fairmont Château Laurier
Passholders Only

Artist Talk: Hugo Covarrubias

Presented by LatinX in Animation and ASIFA-Hollywood

10:30am – 11:20am

Speaker: Hugo Covarrubias (Director and Animator)
Moderator: Bryan Dimas (Co-Founder & Co-Director, LatinX in Animation)

Oscar-nominated Chilean filmmaker Hugo Covarrubias will give us a behind-the-scenes look at his Annie Award-winning stop-motion short, Bestia, which OIAF audiences might remember from last year’s competition. Hear about Hugo’s career development, his creative process and influences, and what he’s getting up to next.

Meet the Festivals

11:30am – 12:20pm

Speakers: Sean Buckelew (Head Programmer, GLAS Festival), Marco de Blois (Artistic Director, Les Sommets du cinéma d’animation), Marcel Jean (Artistic Director, Annecy International Animation Film Festival), Aneta Ozorek (Artistic Director, Kaboom Animation Festival)
Moderator: Stephanie Berrington (Director of Industry Programming, OIAF)

Animation festivals are back! Join representatives from some of the world’s coolest animation fests as they shed light on the film selection process, outline the professional development opportunities for artists on offer, and share tips for networking.