Ottawa International Animation Festival 11


Any frame by frame or computer-assisted animated film or video made for cinema, television or internet may be entered. Only works completed after June 15, 2010 will be accepted.


Works submitted for selection can be presented on DVD in either NTSC or PAL. Entries to the New Media Competition may also be submitted on CD-ROM, DVD-ROM or website link in Flash format (SWF) ONLY.


The official languages of the Festival are English and French. If possible, submit your work with an English dialogue track or with English subtitles otherwise, please submit an English dialogue script.


No registration fee is required. The entry form must be submitted online by 11:59 PM (Eastern Standard Time) on May 20th, 2011. The preview film must reach the festival office no later than June 3rd, 2011 or it will not be considered. The entrant must include the director’s biography, director’s photo (300 dpi) and a minimum of 3 stills (300 dpi) from the film. These files can be uploaded online, submitted on disc or emailed to entries@animationfestival.caThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


Copies of works submitted for selection must reach the festival office on or before June 3rd, 2011. Works arriving after this date will not be accepted. Entrants are asked to indicate the Entry ID when sending their preview DVD. Please ensure that your film is actually on the disc you have entered. Blank entries will not be considered.


Each entry is considered for the Official Competition and the out-of-competition Showcase screenings. The Artistic Director will select the films in competition and showcase. Works will be judged within their category for conceptual, technical and aesthetic innovation and excellence. We understand that rejection can be difficult to take, but remember that we receive many entries and only take a fraction of those for competition.


  • The Artistic Director reserves the right to switch a film’s category if he feels the film is more suited for another category.
  • DVDs submitted for selection will not be returned. All works submitted for selection will be made available to the general public during the span of the Festival for screening in the Animation Resource Library.


The juries will present the following awards:

  • GRAND PRIZE for Best Animated Feature
  • GRAND PRIZE for Best Independent Short Animation
  • GRAND PRIZE for Best Student Animation
  • GRAND PRIZE for Best Commissioned Animation

A prize will be awarded to the best entry in each of the Competition Categories. The juries, at their discretion, may also award additional special prizes. It is the jury’s responsibility to decide which of the winning entries will be presented on the Festival’s Closing Night.


The producers and directors of award-winning films at OIAF should mention the prize obtained, the year and the name of OIAF in the credits of their film and on all related documentation.


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