OIAF21 presents Wong Ping and Mike Maryniuk retrospectives

Join the OIAF as we continue to roll out this year’s collection of retrospectives and special screenings. Over the summer be sure to keep an eye on your inbox for weekly news on selections, talks, workshops and networking events. We’ve got quite a line-up that we can’t wait to share!
Special Screenings and Retrospectives
The OlAF continues to roll out its celebration of Canadian and international animators through our special screenings and retrospectives series at OIAF21.

Learn more about OIAF21 special screenings and retrospectives here.

Indulge in the cathartic, crass and colourful world of animator Wong Ping as a part of OIAF21’s special screenings and retrospectives series.


“Wong’s work is very sophisticated, even though it looks as if it was made by the hand of a sweaty adolescent…[H]is retro cartoony style of animation diffuses the somewhat disturbing subject matter, engaging viewers in scenarios from which they may at first wish to recoil.”


– The New York Times on Wong Ping’s work


As a self-taught animator Wong’s videos take on a bright and childlike aesthetic, creating a light-hearted, humorous, and accessible approach to the deep psychological issues experienced by the protagonists in his films.


Born in Hong Kong, Wong received his BA from Curtin University, Perth, Australia in 2005. In 2018, he was the recipient of the inaugural Camden Arts Centre Emerging Arts Prize, and in 2019, he was one of the winners of The Ammodo Tiger Short Competition at the 48th International Film Festival Rotterdam. Wong’s work is held in several permanent collections including Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; M+, Hong Kong; KADIST, Paris/San Francisco; Fosun Art Foundation, Shanghai, among others. Wong was also jurist at OIAF20.


Learn more about the special screening of Wong’s retrospective here.

Grab your toque, don your flannel, and let ‘er rip! OIAF cracks open a cold one with the special screening of Mike Maryniuk’s retrospective at OIAF21.


“As you mature as an artist, you start to realize that really all that you keep is the mistakes…it’s the mistakes that set you apart, so embracing your mistakes is probably the most important advice I could give someone.”


– Mike Maryniuk on his approach to filmmaking

as a part of Regina Public Library’s Artist Talks: Sculpting in the Pandemic


Maryniuk’s films serve as a boiling scrapbook for an overlooked subset of the Canadian prairies, giving big importance to small-town concerns and promoting an appreciation of the many wilderness-adjacent interests.


Maryniuk is a self-taught film virtuoso from Manitoba, Canada. He started making hand-processed black and white 16 mm films after finding some 1920s movie posters while working on the demolition of a shoe store. Maryniuk’s animation style is an inventive hybrid of Michel Gondry, Caroline Leaf and Les Blank. His films have screened at Sundance, SXSW, Annecy, and around the globe.


OIAF is pleased to showcase Maryniuk’s work and to welcome him as a jury member at this year’s festival.


Learn more about the special screening of Maryniuk’s retrospective here.

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