2014 Ottawa International Animation Festival Wraps Up Another Successful Event


This year’s Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) held in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, just completed another successful event full of screenings, lectures, and networking along with an animated feature and short film competition. Held September 17-21, 2014, the OIAF is one of the largest animation festivals in North America. Over 28,000 attended the this year’s festival.

For the competition portion of the festival, 2,033 entries were received from 70 different countries. The festival jury selected 101 short films and five feature films to be judged from the entries.

The 2014 Grand Prize for Best Animated Feature was Seth’s Dominion, directed by Luc Chamberland (Canada). The film is a hybrid documentary of sorts that includes a variety of animation and filmmaking techniques highlighting the life of Canadian cartoonist Seth.


OIAF 2014

The 2014 Grand Prize for Best Short Animation went to Hipopotamy, directed by Piotr Dumala (Poland).

Festival goers voted and gave the festival’s 2014 Public Prize to We Can’t Live Without Cosmos, directed by Konstantin Bronzit (Russia).

Also at this year’s festival was a 25th anniversary screening of Disney Animation’s 1989 classic (and turn-around film) The Little Mermaid. In attendance were directors John Musker and Ron Clements who participated in a Q&A and autograph session after the screening.

Musker Clements OIAF 2014

(Thanks to Stitch Kingdom for the tweet.)

A complete list of the 2014 OIAF winners can be found on Animation Scoop. Many thanks to the always awesome Jerry Beck for compiling this list.

Source: Animation Scoop

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