The Ottawa Worldwide Animation Pageant (OIAF), North America’s main animation movie competition, has introduced the official picks for OIAF 2019. The 2019 Pageant encompasses a various assortment of movies from 36 international locations and almost each continent. Alternatives vary from experimental shorts to extremely anticipated function movies, from Pageant favorites to first-time opponents. This yr, the competition acquired a complete of 2424 entries from 93 totally different international locations. Of these, 89 quick movies, together with VR and Animated Collection, and 6 function movies had been chosen for competitors. As well as, 21 movies had been chosen within the Canadian Pupil Competitors and 66 panorama movies had been chosen to symbolize the efforts of the Canadian, worldwide, and pupil communities.
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“The variety, vary and ranges of innovation and experimentation of this yr’s Competitors movies is sort of spectacular,” Chris Robinson, OIAF inventive director remarked. “Not surprisingly, there’s an underlying stress and nervousness to most of the movies. Animation artists are pondering the chaos of our time and the place we match into all of it. I get this actual sense of individuals being a bit misplaced and in exile from their lives as they wrestle with private id, social media and the more and more scary political slants across the planet. However it’s not all darkish – you additionally see a whole lot of foolish movies about cats, masturbation, bondage, infants and twits. Artists proceed to push themselves when it comes to idea and approach.”
Pageant favorites from throughout the globe are again for OIAF 2019. BAFTA-nominated Elizabeth Hobbs is a jury member and creator of this yr’s sign movie. Her quick movie The Flounder, an experimental interpretation of “A Fisherman and His Spouse” by the Brothers Grimm, will premiere this yr on the competition.
The infamous Polish director Piotr Dumala is again with the world premiere of his new quick movie, Ostatnia Wieczerza (Final Supper). One other winner from the OIAF’s previous, Koji Yamamura, returns with WildAid ‘Hankograph’ (Japan), a novel commissioned animation that tells a devastating story by animating the medium it’s condemning. Austria’s Thomas Renolder and Estonia’s Priit Tender, amongst others, have chosen this yr’s Pageant for the Canadian premiere of their latest works.
Up-and-coming animators are poised to check viewers expectations, and the medium’s boundaries, at OIAF 2019. Sophie Gate’s Slug Life (UK) and Sawako Kabuko’s Takoyaki Story (Japan) will play along with your thought of what’s pleasurable, and the success of Tomek Popakul’s Acid Rain (Poland) and Bruno Collet’s Mémorable (France) at festivals like Annecy, Zagreb, and GLAS, all make for a competition that’s certain to be unforgettable.
The Ottawa Worldwide Animation Pageant runs from September 25 – 29 and screens at numerous venues in Ottawa. Admission begins at $14 for most people or $10 for kids, seniors, and members of the Canadian Movie Institute. Tickets and Pageant Passes can be found on-line at https://AnimationFestival.ca.