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Ottawa International 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 […]

The 39th Ottawa International Animation Festival

Animation aficionados rejoice! It’s Ottawa International Animation Festival season once again, with five full days of fantastical images and stories from Canada and around the world being presented on the big screen. Now in its 39th year, the OIAF is a well-established fixture on the Ottawa festival scene, and a much loved and anticipated one […]

Reflections on another successful OIAF

Another Ottawa International Animation Festival has wrapped up and, as usual, I’m left blown away by the talent and skill in story-telling the featured animators were able to display. My date for the festival and I thought we’d take a different tack this year and give you an audio summary of some of our favourites […]

Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

So The Little Mermaid turns 25 this week. What better excuse to get out and party like it’s 1989? 1989 isn’t the only reason to party – 5th birthdays are a pretty good reason, too. Auntie Loo’s Treats marks their 5th year with all things vegan, including a taco bar, drag sensations, and local roller […]

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, […]

Apartment613 Live for September 18, 2013

Tune in to Apartment613 Live every Wednesday at 9 p.m. on CHUO 89.1 FM. If you miss it, you can catch this week’s show using the handy Soundcloud widget below. And remember to subscribe to the podcast version of the show on iTunes. It was all hands on deck this week as Ryan was joined by editors Yasmin and Chris […]

Apartment613 Live for September 11, 2013

Tune in to Apartment613 Live every Wednesday at 9 p.m. on CHUO 89.1 FM. And remember to subscribe to the podcast version of the show on iTunes. On this week’s show, Ryan and Chris chatted with Ottawa International Animation Festival Artistic Director Chris Robinson. The festival, which Robinson says is probably the second largest animation festival in […]

Video(s) of the week: Shorts from the 2012 OIAF

[youtube width=”600″ height=”485″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8kRA8sxM2k[/youtube] If you’ve watched our video of the week before, you may have noticed they tend to be music videos related somehow to this awesome city. So what have we got for you this week? Wait, where’d that video above come from?! There were no shots of Parliament or Raw Sugar Cafe. No […]