This is one great Animation Festival. Ottawa International Animation Festival, Sept. 19 – Sept. 23, 2007, is heralded as the biggest event of its kind in North America. Entry forms for the festival became available on March 21st. The deadline for entry form submission is June 1 and video must be in by June 15. The festival offers a wide variety of categories for your submission running the gamit from theatrical feature to school showreel. There’s even a separate category for high school students to submit their films. A great way to keep up to date on the happenings leading up to and during the festival is through their podcasts. From their press release:
“It’s that time again,â€ says Chris Robinson, the Festivalâ€™s Artistic Director. â€œThis year we’re putting some emphasis on reaching out to the gaming, mobile, wireless and interactive world. With more and more animation being made for non-traditional distribution platforms, it’s important that the OIAF celebrate the work being done in these new forms, so weâ€™ve expanded our New Media Competition to include mobile content and interactive educational and gaming animation as well as shorts made for the internet.â€
This is a great event and Ottawa is a beautiful city. Make your reservations to attend now.
[tags]OIAF, Ottawa International Animation Festival, Animation[/tags]