OIAF Passes on Sale Now!

Get your OIAF passes to watch this year’s Retrospectives!
Passes are on sale now!


Take your pick from the delicious menu of passes to this year’s virtual Festival (Sept. 23 – Oct. 4). You’ll find the familiar AnimaPass and TAC AnimaPass. To round out the options, we have three 3-Day Passes to choose from, as well as the Saturday Day Pass if you can only handle 24 hours of non-stop OIAF action. Students can save with the Netflix Animation Student Pass, for post-secondary students, and the Toon Apprentice Pass, for Ottawa high school students. Individual tickets will go on sale September 9.


Passes this year include, not just access to screenings and talks, but the whole virtual OIAF experience. Most of the usual OIAF events will be recreated virtually, like studio and school booths, networking events, parties, and even Festival favourite- the pumpkin carving contest. New this year is the Artist Gallery, an opportunity to have your work seen by studios and recruiters. Get excited for the OIAF experience you’ve come to love- now from the comfort of your own home!

View all the pass details and buy here: https://oiaf2020.ca/box-office/

Hiirejaht (Mousehunt), Elbert Tuganov, 1965
Retrospective Programmes


This year’s retrospectives celebrate art and animation from across the Atlantic and across Canada.


The OIAF will celebrate the life and work of Estonian animator Elbert Tuganov, who created 38 puppet animation films from 1957-1983. Tuganov laid the foundation for the now 64-year-old Nukufilm Studio in Estonia. As a missionary of animation, he wrote animation books and conducted workshops.


From the Baltic to the Nordic- the Norwegian animation studio Mikrofilm will be honored with a two-part retrospective of work from the group of filmmakers that create love-letters to the unique perspectives in each of their stories. The worlds they create are dynamic, specific and not a single one of their beautiful frames are wasted.


Home in Canada, the OIAF is eager to share the powerful work of Métis filmmaker, Terril Calder. Calder has been an influential force since making her first stop motion films, most of which have dealt with myths and folktales. “Animation,” says Calder, “held and holds so many possibilities to tell my stories and bring a different perspective to screen to make change.”


Multi-talented artist, performer and glow-master, Emily Pelstring, serves on the OIAF 2020 Features Jury and serves up a magical selection of her films. As OIAF programmer Keltie Duncan says, “Who better to examine these paranormal mysteries than someone who’s a little bit imagineer, a little bit tinkerer, a little bit artist, a little bit academic and a lot bit magician?”


All five Retrospective programmes will be available to view on-demand throughout the virtual Festival (Sept. 23 – Oct. 4). Read more about the phenomenal artists featured, and their films, at: https://oiaf2020.ca/watch/films/retrospectives/

Netflix Animation Student Pass
Netflix wants animation students to enjoy the OIAF at a student-friendly price! The Netflix Animation Student Pass is only $30! It includes all the same access as the AnimaPass, including can’t-miss opportunities for students like consideration for the Artist Gallery (get your work seen by studios and recruiters), and access to the Animation Exposé Fair (meet recruiters from studios and schools at their virtual booths). The pass is for post-secondary students and proof of enrolment will be required with purchase. (Teachers can buy passes for a group of students and then transfer the passes to each student.)
Get it here: https://oiaf2020.ca/box-office/
OIAF: Sept. 23 – Oct. 4
TAC: Sept. 23 – Oct. 4

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