In the Spotlight: The OIAF Schedule is Live

 And just like that, August slipped away into a moment of time. It’s been a cruel summer of selections announcements, industry updates, and the release of the highly anticipated Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) 2023 Schedule:

Okay, so maybe not as highly anticipated as 1989 (Taylor’s Version) but we saw the DMs, the comments and the emails – you’ve been waiting for this, so take the moment and review it – you’ve got no reason to miss out.

Animation Exposé

Advice from Animators: How to Thrive in Tough Times

Hear from experienced animation industry professionals! Discover tips on professional development, networking, interviewing, and how to get hired in the future. This veteran roundup will help you feel relief, hope, and inspiration for the next phase of your career.

Guest Speakers:

José Pou, Freelance Storyboard Artist

Brooke Keesling, Head of Animation Talent Development, Bento Box Entertainment

Emma Gignac, Supervising Director, Mercury Filmworks

Moderator by Bradley Cayford, Storyboard Supervisor, Industrial Brothers

Behind the Scenes of Disney Animation’s Once Upon a Studio with Directors Dan Abraham and Trent Correy


Walt Disney Animation Studios directors Dan Abraham (Baymax!, Story Artist, Encanto) and Trent Correy (Zootopia+, Animation Supervisor, Frozen 2) take you behind the scenes of their newest animated short film, Once Upon a Studio, in which an all-star ensemble of beloved Disney Animation characters come together for a joyful, entertaining and emotional reunion as they assemble for a spectacular group photo to celebrate Disney’s 100th anniversary.


Art + Biz Day: BRIC @ TAC

The OIAF, in partnership with BRIC Foundation, presents Art + Biz Day: BRIC @ TAC. With support from Canada Media Fund, Nickelodeon, Studio Smokescreen, and Warner Brothers Discovery Access, Art + Biz Day features a full morning of programming focused on breaking, reinventing, impacting, and changing the animation industry.


Art + Biz Day: BRIC @ TAC is open to all TAC and AnimaPass passholders.

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