Young Audiences

Shaw Rocket Fund lnGenius Jr. Day for Families

Shaw Rocket Fund is helping the OIAF bring back InGenius Jr. programming for 2021. Families can check out the Short films for Young Audiences (6-12) and Short Films for Young Audiences (Preschool) for free using the code YA2021 at the OIAF Virtual Cinema.

Each Competition program features a unique collection of films pulled from 2528 entries received from countries around the globe. The presentations offer up a chance to see films that offer different perspectives and kid-friendly stories that the whole family will enjoy.

The Live Galas of these programs run on Saturday, September 25 and Sunday, September 26 at 11:00am EDT. A special jury made of kids will be watching too and will pick the winning films in the Young Audiences competitions. Watch along with them and pick your favourite using the code YA2021 at the OIAF Virtual Cinema.

The programs repeat on-demand Oct 2 – 3 with films only. The free screening code is valid for all Young Audience presentations.

Animation for Preschool Audiences

Order your ticket for free by entering the discount code YA2021 at checkout.
Live Gala: September 25th at 11:00 am EDT
VOD: October 2 – October 3

Animation for Young Audiences: Ages 6-12

Order your ticket for free by entering the discount code YA2021 at checkout.
Live Gala: September 26th at 11:00 am EDT
VOD: October 2 – October 3

Elementary School Teachers

Access our virtual field trip package which includes a look behind the scenes at PAW Patrol courtesy of Spin Master Entertainment, learn about Indigenous storytelling traditions through animation and try some tutorials to make your own animation.

Check out these two tutorials and learn how to make animation at home. Post your videos online with the hashtag #OIAF2021 and show us your work!

Learn how to animate with every scrap of material you find around you. Grab whatever you want to see coming alive – your kitchen sponge, your favourite sock, your brother’s cute cuddly teddy bear and get ready to make them the stars in your own animated film. Tina Le Moine will guide you through an easy animation lesson using a phone, iPad or other recording device.

Do your parents have too much paper piling up from all those online orders? Use that stack to draw some crazy creatures and then make them move. All you need is some paper, a scissor and a black pen. Tina Le Moine will guide you through an easy animation lesson using a phone, iPad or other recording device.

Toon Apprentice Program for High School Students

The OIAF is partnering with Jam Filled Entertainment 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.

The Toon Apprentice Day Pass gives access to select screenings and talks, the Meet the Schools LIVE Open House event on Oct 2 from 2:00-4:00pm EDT, and virtual hang-outs at Cartoon Network Studios’ Camp OIAF for online drawing, games, and more fun with the animation-loving crowd.

The free Toon Apprentice Pass allows access to all watch all OIAF’21 screenings on Oct 2! 

Students, get your free Toon Apprentice Pass

High School Teachers can sign up here for access to workshops, behind the scenes, panels, and more:  

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

Interested in studying animation?