Ottawa International Animation Festival

Weird Cartoons From The Ottawa International Animation Festival!



Nelvana GRAND PRIZE for Best Independent Short Animation
Junkyard- directed by Hisko Hulsing, Netherlands

GRAND PRIZE for Best Animated Feature
Arrugas (Wrinkles), directed by Ignacio Ferreras, Spain

Walt Disney GRAND PRIZE for Best Student Animation
I Am Tom Moody- directed by Ainslie Henderson, Edinburgh College of Art, UK

GRAND PRIZE for Best Commissioned Animation
Primus “Lee Van Cleef” – by Chris Smith, USA

BEST Narrative Short
A Morning Stroll – by Grant Orchard, STUDIO AKA, USA

BEST Experimental/Abstract Animation
Rivière au Tonnerre – directed by Pierre Hébert, Canada

BEST Graduate Animation
Ballpit – directed by Kyle Mowat, Sheridan College, Canada

BEST Promotional Animation
Red Bull ‘Music Academy World Tour’ – by Pete Candeland, Passion Pictures, UK

BEST Music Video
The First Time I Ran Away – by Joel Trussell, USA

BEST Television Animation for Adults
Portlandia: Zero Rats – by Rob Shaw, USA

BEST Short Animation Made for Children
Beethoven’s Wig, directed by Alex Hawley & Denny Silverthorne, Canada

Honourable Mentions:
Au Coeur de L’Hiver – directed by Isabelle Favez, Switzerland
Why do we Put up with Them? – directed by David Chai, USA

BEST Television Animation Made for Children
Regular Show: Eggscellent – by JG Quintel, Cartoon Network

Honourable Mention:
Adventure Time: Jake vs. Me-Mow – by Pendleton Ward, Cartoon Network, USA

The National Film Board of Canada PUBLIC PRIZE
It’s Such a Beautiful Day – directed by Don Hertzfeldt, USA

Canadian Film Institute Award for BEST Canadian Animation
Nightingales in December, directed by Theodore Ushev, Canada

Honourable Mentions
Ballpit – directed by Kyle Mowat, Sheridan College, Canada
MacPherson – directed by Martine Chartrand, National Film Board of Canada, Canada

BEST Canadian Student Animation Award
Gum – By Noam Sussman, Sheridan College, Canadaa

Honourable Mentions
Ballpit – By Kyle Mowat, Sheridan College, Canada
Tengri – By Alisi Telengut, Concordia University, Canada

The Ottawa Media Jury Award
For the best short competition film, as deemed by the local Ottawa Media, consisting of:
Peter Simpson (Ottawa Citizen),
Denis Armstrong (Ottawa Sun),
Sandra Abma (CBC)
Fateema Sayani (Ottawa Magazine)

I Am Tom Moody- By Ainslie Henderson, Edinburgh College of Art, UK


Information about OIAF


  • Deadline for entry forms: May
  • Deadline for preview DVDs: June 1st
  • There is no entry or registration fee.
  • Only animated films that were completed after June 15th, 2011, are eligible.
  • You must submit your entry form online through your OIAF login account.
  • Your preview film must be submitted on a playable DVD (NTSC or PAL).
  • If your film has dialogue that is not English and is not subtitled, you must include an English dialogue script.
  • Director’s photograph (300 dpi), biography and 3 stills from the film (300 dpi) are required.
  • We cannot accept customs charges. Do not label a value over $10 CAN on your package.
  • DVDs submitted for selection will not be returned.
  • If your film is selected, we must receive a 35mm film print or a high-quality Digital Video File (minimum resolution 1280 x 720).

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