This year will bring a record number of animated feature length films to Canada’s capital city at the 24th Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF).

OIAF is the largest animation festival in North America and receives over 2,000 submissions each year from participants around the globe. After a jury panel reviews each and every submission they narrow it down to 150 which will be presented at the event. This year candidates from the US, UK, and Canada will be prominently featured, transforming Ottawa into an animation hub.

The screenings will showcase a wide variety of themes. In addition to television commercials, music videos, student works and short films, OIAF will screen nine feature length films, compared to last year’s four.  Viewers can expect everything from children’s shorts to quirky Monty Pythonesque comedy to dark comedy. OIAF will also present professional development seminars and will offer seminars for kids, teens, and their parents to learn about the animation industry and the types of careers available in the field.

The party attracts visitors from around the world and runs for five days from September 18th – 22nd 2013 at various locations around the city including; ByTowne Cinema, World Exchange Plaza, Arts Court Theatre/Studio, National Gallery of Canada, Museum of Nature, and St. Brigid’s.

For more details about attending the event, visit: Animationfestival.ca

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