The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) is going virtual this year, like so many other events on the circuit. North America’s most venerable animation festival has announced the competition selections for its 2020 edition, which will be held online from September 23 to October 4.
The programmers have pruned a list of 1,950 entries — a slight drop on last year — down to 92 short films, series, and vr works. A further six features and 16 Canadian student films were selected. Explore the list here (the vr program will be unveiled in August).
Among the features are Mosley, the family feature from New Zealand that took 20 years to complete, and Circumstantial Pleasures, the latest from New York’s veteran collagist Lewis Klahr. There are also two striking autobiographical films, Mariusz Wilczyński’s macabre Kill It and Leave This Town and Ilze Burkovska Jacobsen’s My Favorite War, which took the Contrechamp prize at Annecy.