Young Audiences

Shaw Rocket Fund
lnGenius Jr. Day for Families

The OIAF is partnering with Shaw Rocket Fund on InGenius Jr., a programming block for young audiences, their schools, and their families. Programming will include access to kid-friendly screenings, activities, and presentations by animation artists. All InGenius Jr. content will be available in a digital format and free of charge for teachers, children, and parents.

More information to come!

Are you a kid or know a kid aged 8-12 who loves animation? Join our Kids Jury.

Can’t wait for some family friendly animation to watch?? Check out our collection of animation made for young audiences below!

Toon Apprentice Program for High School Students

The OIAF is partnering with Jam Filled Entertainment (DC Superhero Girls, Thomas & Friends, The Casagrandes, etc.), to offer the free Jam Filled Toon Apprentice Program to high school teachers and free Toon Apprentice Pass for students. Toon Apprentice programming will include online access to teen-friendly screenings, workshops, talks with animation artists, behind-the-scenes studio tours, and animation career resources tailored to high school students.

Stay tuned for confirmed programming announcements.

Want to check out some animation like you’ve never seen before? Watch below:

Interested in studying animation?

OIAF Kids Jury 2021

Who better to judge animation made for kids, than kids? The winners of the OIAF competition categories Animation for Young Audiences (Preschool) and Animation for Young Audiences (Ages 6-12) will be chosen by a jury of animation enthusiasts, aged 8-12.

If chosen to become one of ten jury members, the kids will get to watch and judge one of the Animation for Young Audiences categories (Preschool or Ages 6-12), deliberate online with the rest of the jury, pick their choice for the best film or TV episode, and present (online) their awards at the OIAF Awards Ceremony. Jury members will get an AnimaPass so they can enjoy all the kid-friendly screenings and activities at the OIAF with their entire household!

Each jury will then meet over Zoom with this year’s Jury Coordinator to deliberate and choose their winners before presenting the award at the online Awards Ceremony.

Each jury member will need access to a computer or smart device with a working camera and microphone to participate in the deliberations.

Want to be on the jury? Don’t wait to apply! Applications close on August 13th.