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Animation Festival

Stopping Short: Our mission to make a complete Animation Fest Short Film Competition Set

After years of Ottawa International Animation Festival attendance, I’d call myself something of a veteran. And in my time covering the event, I’d have to say that I get the most out of the short film competitions. Each competition feels meaty and substantial – a huge assortment of perspectives, backgrounds, storylines and animation styles crammed […]

My OIAF hangover

Another year of the Ottawa International Animation Festival has come to a close and it feels almost like the day after Christmas; a little sad, a little tired, but still buzzing from all the excitement! As usual, the OIAF delivered a smashing five days of fantastical images and sounds that were at once captivating, entertaining, […]

Ralph Bakshi: Past, Present and Future

Take One by Yasmin Nissim Ralph Bakshi is a lot of things. He’s an award winning animator, a director, an artist; he’s the man behind Fritz the Cat, one of the most successful independent animated films ever made, along with countless other notorious features that have pushed boundaries and offended the conservative sensibilities of the unimaginative. […]

Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

Ottawans, you’ve never seen a weekend like this – it’s going to be one big art party! With Festival X’s photography, the Animation Festival’s films, and Nuit Blanche’s all nighter on Saturday, you’re sure to find something that delights and amuses. First off, Nuit Blanche: we Apartment613 folks will be stationed down in the market, […]