Ottawa International Animation Festival

The Ottawa International Animation Festival
 was founded in 1975 by the Canadian Film Institute.
The first festival was held in 1976 and created a gathering place
 for North American animation professionals and enthusiasts
 from around the world.

It's become the largest event of its kind in North America.


©Photos by
Lois Siegel


2010


The National Gallery of Canada
2011

The Ottawa International Animation Festival

Annual Picnic

Pumpkin Carving Competition
2013

 
 Demonstration of Sandde 3D Animation
Stereo Animation Drawing Device
Hand-Drawn 3D-Animation Technology
2010


Roman Kroitor, co-founder of IMAX and creator of the Sandde hand-drawn, stereoscopic animation system, was a presenter at the Ottawa International Animation Festival October 23. 
A fascinating demonstration of Sandde 3D Animation took place at Saw Video at Arts Court.
Viewers wore special 3D glasses and saw animated birds zoom towards them right before their eyes.
The multi-dimensional effect of the layered animation was amazing. 
 


History

  Kroitor, with Wolf Koenig, co-directed the Candid Eye direct cinema documentary series for the National Film Board of Canada. Films in the series included the Cinema vérité-style documentary "Lonely Boy, featuring singer Paul Anka and "Glenn Gould: On the Record," and "Glenn Gould: Off the Record."
His  large-scale multi-screen work, "In the Labyrinth," co-directed with Colin Low and Hugh O'Connor, premiered at Expo 67 in Montreal.
The National Film Board of Canada production was showcased in a five-story building that could accommodate 720 people at a time, projecting a 45-minute film about the story of man. In the same year, he co-founded the Multiscreen Corporation, which later became the IMAX Corporation. In 1991, he co-directed Rolling Stones: "At the Max," featuring the 1990 Rolling Stones "Steel Wheels" concert, the first feature film produced in the IMAX format. 
A true visionary, Roman Kroitor was credited by George Lucas, creator of the "Star Wars" films,
as being the origin of the concept of "The Force."

 Sandde 3D Animation


"Falling in Love Again"
by Munro Ferguson

The National Film Board of Canada


"June"
by Munro Ferguson
Produced by The National Film Board of Canada

In memory of Canadian artist and filmmaker Joyce June Wieland,
the film is the director's attempt to capture his experience of knowing Joyce.

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"Moon Man"
by Paul Morstad
The National Film Board of Canada

This animated short was inspired by the song “Moon Man Newfie,”
 composed and sung by Canadian music legend Stompin' Tom Connors.


3D Glasses


Peter Stephenson, Nova Scotia College of Arts and Design (NSCAD)


Claire Blanchet
Animator
National Film Board of Canada
Montreal


Andy Blazdell
CelAction Ltd.
U.K.


Rob Anderson
Head Cheese
New Brunswick


Greg Labute
Chief Software Architect
Janro Imaging Laboratory


2009


Brian Duchscherer and Stephen Evans
Montreal
2008


2008


2008

The Walt Disney Company


2006


Dawn Rivera-Ernster
Director, Talent Development
Walt Disney Animation Studios
Greer McNally
Algonquin  College Animation Student
2011


2006


Kutoka Interactive
Montreal, Canada

Makers of CD-ROM software for children
 covering several subjects
 in English, French and other languages

New York Festivals Announces Grand Winners of the
 2007 Interactive New Media Advertising Awards

Top honors for Best Application was awarded to Kutoka Interactive of Montreal, Canada
 for their educational CD-ROM "Didi & Ditto: The Wolf King."
The colorful learning package targeting first-grade children uses games
 and hands-on activities to promote literacy, problem solving and other skills
 which make up the first-grade curriculum.


Rick Vincent
CEO + Creative Director
2007


Nerd Corps Entertainment
Vancouver, Canada
2009

Seneca School of Communication Arts
Toronto
2008


Cecropia
"The Act"


Cecropia
2006
Gerry Paquette, Algonquin College (left)
CEO and Company Founder Omar Khudari (right)


Marjan Farsad Rasoulzadeh
Concordia University
2011



2006

Savannah College of Art and Design
Georgia, USA


© Photo by M. Hambledon
Michael Dudok de Wit
London, England

Films


© Fletcher Shelton Delaney
"Germ"
 Actifed Cough Medicine Commercial



Father and Daughter
2000 Academy Award - Animated Short Film
Independent Film Award, Ottawa International Animation Festival, 2000


Monk and the Fish
1994 Academy Award Nominee


2006


Chris Robinson
Book Launch
"Unsung Heroes of Animation"

2009


Blue Sky Studios
2008


Durham College
Logan Coupland
2010


"Saloon"
 Thiago Martins
2011


Vancouver Film School


"Budding Love"
Mike Tse
YouTube



Max the Mutt Animation School
Toronto, Canada


2006

Algonquin College


Adam Massicotte
2009


Mayrhosby Yeoshen
2009

Dann McNaughton
2011


2006



Toon Boom
2011


Elodre Moog, Communication Manager
TVPaint Developpment
Maizieres-Les-Metz
France
2011


2011


Nelvana
2008


© Photo by Lois Siegel
Steve Woloshen
Scratch Film Artist
Montreal, Canada
2005

Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
Ontario, Canada


School of Animation Arts and Design


Seo Kim
2010


"Lucian"
Randolph Lizarda

YouTube


"The Arctic Circle"
Kevin Parry
YouTube


Eric Armstrong
Senior Animation Director
Electronic Arts Canada


Theodore Pratt
Electronic Arts Canada




Animation & Gaming: The Role of the Animator
2006

Teen Filmmaker First Local to Win

at Ottawa International Animation Festival
2008

 


©Photo  by Lois Siegel
 

 Will Inrig's short, animated film
 "The Depose of Bolskivoi Hovhannes" won the
Adobe Prize for High School Animation

 

This is his first animated film and tells the story of a humble shepherd
on a wind-swept heath in Armenia, whose sheep begin to conspire against him.

 

Inrig gained significant attention last summer with his debut feature documentary film
 
"The Exceptional Jivatma Valettas" that chronicles his very eccentric next-door neighbours.
 The film
premiered at the Library and Archives Canada.

He is currently working on another feature documentary
 "The Fantastic Ballet of the Mind and Its Master," exploring the inner fantasies of the autistic mind.

The film is inspired by his younger brother who has been diagnosed with severe autism.
Inrig is working with
the National Film Board of Canada through
 the assistance of Oscar-winning producer Adam Symansky.
Acting as the film’s executive producer is renowned Canadian filmmaker
 and Order of Canada recipient Allan King ("Warrendale," "A Married Couple").
 

Inrig is mentored by Order of Canada recipient Alanis Obomsawin,
one of Canada’s most distinguished documentary filmmakers
 and Ottawa filmmaker Lois Siegel.

 

Inrig's first dramatic feature about an enigmatic alien landing in northern Ontario,
 is also being supported by the National Film Board of Canada



 

 "The Depose of Bolskivoi Hovhannes" was made as part of
Canterbury High School's Media Arts Program 

YouTube


Director: Will Inrig
Camera: Gordon Bailey

AUDIO: Will Inrig talks to All in a Day host Adrian Harewood on CBC Radio July 23, 2008

 
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