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The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) has unveiled seven features comprising its 2022 feature lineup.

The films will compete for the feature animation grand prize, voted on by an OIAF jury comprised of Pilar Newton-Katz, assistant professor of animation at The City College of New York; Marc Bertrand, producer at the National Film Board of Canada; and Hugo Covarrubias, Oscar-nominated director of the Chilean short Bestia.

“This year’s feature finalists are stylistically, technically, and thematically diverse, and oh so timely,” said OIAF artistic director Chris Robinson in a release. “We’ve got a musical film about refugees; a decidedly adult anti-war film featuring teddy bears and unicorns; a touching and comic memoir about a family’s experience living under repressive regimes in China; an utterly hypnotic and mystifying beauty from past OIAF Grand Prize winner Koji Yamamura; a lo-fi indie comedy from cult sensation and OIAF special guest Jonni Philips; and a surprising work from Algeria about a boy with amnesia who embarks on a journey to restore his memory.”

OIAF 2022 will run September 21-25 at venues across downtown Ottawa. Festival passes are available for purchase through the OIAF box office and individual tickets will be available closer to the festival dates.

Ottawa International Animation Festival 2022 Feature Lineup

Barber Westchester – Jonni Philips (U.S.)


Dozens of Norths – Koji Yamamura (France, Japan)


Khamsa – The Well of Oblivion – Khaled Chiheb (Algeria)


Perlimps – Alê Abreu (Brazil)


Silver Bird and Rainbow Fish – Lei Lei (U.S.A., Netherlands)


The Island – Anca Damian (Romania, France, Belgium)


Unicorn Wars – Alberto Vazquez (Spain, France)

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