Young Audiences

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lnGenius Day for Families

A day for families at the Ottawa International Animation Festival featuring free kid-friendly screenings and free workshops.

Animation Celebration for Elementary Schools

Usually held on the Wednesday of the Festival, this free screening/ presentation gives Ottawa-area elementary school children (ages 8-12) an introduction to the art of animation.   The online edition features free programming available to classes over the full two weeks of the Festival.

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

Toon Apprentice Day

On the Friday of the Festival, the OlAF presents free screenings and presentations for high school classes at the National Gallery of Canada. The day also features a chance for teens to meet with leading animation schools from across the country.

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 Ottawa animation enthusiasts, aged 8-12.

Ten jury members will be divided into two juries to judge one of the two Young Audiences categories. Each jury member will be given an AnimaPass, so they can watch their assigned competition, and their whole household can enjoy the entire OIAF online! Each jury will meet over Zoom with this year’s Jury Coordinator to deliberate and choose their winners before presenting the award at the online Awards Ceremony.

Want to join the OIAF’s 2021 Young Audience jury?

You just need to send us an email that includes:

  • One paragraph about your favourite animated film
  • Your full name
  • Your age
  • Your parent/guardian’s name and email address

Send your email to OIAF Festival Administrator, Tish Chambers.