Ottawa International Animation Festival

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From September 25-29, 2019 downtown Ottawa will once again be the stage where you can enjoy the world's most cutting-edge, thoughtful, funny and provocative animation films while mingling with many of animation's most celebrated stars, studios and characters.

The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) is one of the leading events of its kind in the world. It's an annual five-day event that has been bringing the animation community together in a vibrant hub since 1976. With a total attendance of 28,000, it attracts artists, producers, students and animation fans from around the world. Check out the 80+ screenings, talks, and exhibits presented in venues across downtown Ottawa.  

Ticket Info

Tickets for individual screenings and events will be available online as soon as the schedule is released in July 2019.  Just find the screening you want to attend on the OIAF website - and click the attend button.   CFI, Ottawa Art Gallery, National Gallery, and ByTowne members - show your card to the usher with your online ticket.
Students must show a valid student card.

Tickets are also available 30 minutes before showtime at the venue where the screening is being held.

Screenings & Presentations / Billets de Représentations

(NOTE: All prices shown are in Canadian Dollars and include the 13% HST)   

  • Adults     $14.00 
  • Canadian Film Institute, OAG, National Gallery and ByTowne Members    $10.00 
  • Children (under 12 years) / Enfants de moins de 12 ans    $10.00 
  • Seniors (over 65 years) / ainés    $10.00 
  • Students (Must show a valid student card)    $10.00 
  • Animation Expose Talks (Saturday, September 28)                         $20.00
  • Animation Expose Talks (Saturday, September 28) Seniors/Students/Children/Member rate      $15.00

 
Animation Six-Pack

Six tickets for the price of five ($55.00)!

Six-Packs are available only to members (of the CFI, ByTowne, OAG, National Gallery), seniors (65+), and students. (A valid membership card or ID will be required when picking up your six-pack.)
Purchase a CFI membership for just $15 here.

Created for the individual who plans to see more than one screening during the festival, but doesn’t want all of the fabulous extras that come with the AnimaPass*. The Animation Six-Pack gives you six tickets for the price of five.   Seating is not guaranteed.  Does not include admittance to Animation Expose talks (Sept 28), TAC or parties.

Six packs are available for pre-order online and will be available at our Arts Court registration area on the 2nd floor of the Arts Court during the event.  They can also be purchased at our venues during the event in September.

Pass Sales Are Available Online

Pass sales are now open online. Log in and find Pass Sales in your User Menu.

Passes can be purchased in person in Arts Court Studio (2 Daly Ave.) starting Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at at 10:00 am.  TAC passes can be purchased on Wednesday & Thursday (8:30am - 4 pm) at the Chateau Laurier (1 Rideau St) - any other times, you must visit the Arts Court Studio.

For more details on where to buy passes and tickets, pick up your pre-purchased passes  or any other box office-related inquiries, just scroll down. 

Pass Types

Quick Guide

  • I want to attend all five days of the Festival including screenings, talks, recruiting, professional development, parties, and the picnic.  I don't want to attend The Animation Conference (TAC).  BUY AN ANIMAPASS
  • I want to attend The Animation Conference (TAC) and the OIAF for the full five days.  BUY A TAC ANIMAPASS
  • I want to go to The Animation Conference (TAC) and go to the OIAF but I can't stay for the weekend.  BUY A TAC ONLY PASS
  • I can only come to the OIAF for the weekend.  BUY A WEEKEND PASS
  • I'm a student who wants to come to the OIAF for the weekend from Oakville or Toronto.  BUY OUR STUDENT TRAVEL PACKAGE
  • I can only come for one day.  BUY A DAY PASS 
  • I can't attend the Festival 24/5 like some of these animation slackers but I want to go to a bunch of stuff.  BUY A TICKET SIX PACK
  • I'm a high school student. GET A TOON APPRENTICE PASS

Animapass

  • $250 Regular Rate  /$230 Group Rate (ASIFA/SAS/Quickdraw/TAIS/Siggraph/CMPA/YMA/Interactive Ontario)
  • $190 Student Rate / $170 Canadian Student

 

Access to all regular OIAF screenings, presentations, and workshops from 
Wednesday, September 25 to Sunday, September 29
(Does not include entrance to TAC)

The Animapass includes entrance to 

  • Warner Bros. Animation Opening Night Party
  • e→d films Salon Des Refusés Party
  • Cartoon Network Animators' Picnic
  • Student Party
  • Animation Exposé
  • Award Ceremonies
  • NightOwl
  • Closing Night party

Plus you get an OIAF Delegate Bag

TAC Animapass

  • $590 Regular Rate / $545 CMPA, YMA and Chateau Laurier Guests 

Access to The Animation Conference, including:

  • Networking Lunches (Sept 25 & 26)
  • all TAC panels & events
  • the Toon Boom Boat Cruise
  • TAC Happy Hour 
  • Nickelodeon ART + BIZ (Sept 27)
  • Bio/Company profile in Delegate Guide
  • Online delegate list with contact info

Plus

Access to all regular OIAF screenings, presentations, and workshops from 
Wednesday, September 25 to Sunday, September 29

The TAC Animapass includes entrance to the:

  • Warner Bros. Animation Opening Night Party
  • e→d films Salon Des Refusés Party
  • Cartoon Network Animators' Picnic
  • Student Party
  • Animation Exposé
  • Award Ceremonies
  • NightOwl
  • Closing Night party

Plus you get an OIAF Delegate Bag

TAC ONLY Pass

  • $545 Regular Rate / $490 CMPA, YMA and Chateau Laurier Guests 

 

Access to the Animation Conference, including:

  • Networking Lunches (Sept 25 & 26)
  • all TAC panels & events
  • the Toon Boom Boat Cruise
  • TAC Happy Hour 
  • Nickelodeon ART + BIZ (Sept 27)
  • Bio/Company profile in Delegate Guide
  • Online delegate list with contact info

 

Plus

Access to all regular OIAF screenings, presentations, and workshops from 
Wednesday, September 25 to Friday, September 27

The TAC Only pass includes entrance to the:

  • Warner Bros. Animation Opening Night Party
  • e→d films Salon Des Refusés Party
  • Cartoon Network Animators' Picnic
  • Student Party

Plus you get an OIAF Delegate Bag

Weekend Pass

$130 Regular Rate /$100 (Canadian Student) / $150 (w/ Ontario Student* bus)

Access to all regular OIAF screenings, presentations, and workshops on the following days:

  • Friday, September 27 3pm onward (Does not include entrance to TAC or the Animators' Picnic)
  • Saturday, September 28
  • Sunday, September 29

Access to Special Events as follows:

  • Student Party
  • Animation Exposé
  • Award Ceremonies
  • NightOwl
  • Closing Night party

Plus you get an OIAF Delegate Bag

*Sheridan and Toronto animation students pay only $150 for transportation to the Festival AND a weekend pass.   Our deluxe school buses depart from Oakville and Toronto 9am Friday, September 27th and return late Sunday afternoon.  Once you register, we will contact you to arrange pick-up details.

Day Passes 

WEDNESDAY DAY PASS  
$45
Access to all OIAF screenings, talks and workshops on Wednesday, September 25
(Does not include entrance to TAC)
Including
Warner Bros. Animation Opening Night Party
Plus you get an OIAF Delegate Bag

THURSDAY DAY PASS
$60
Access to all OIAF screenings, talks and workshops on Thursday, September 26
(Does not include entrance to TAC)
Including
e→d films Salon Des Refusés Party
Plus you get an OIAF Delegate Bag

FRIDAY DAY PASS
$70
Access to all OIAF screenings, talks and workshops on Friday, September 27
(Does not include entrance to TAC) 
Including
Cartoon Network Animators' Picnic
Student Party
Plus you get an OIAF Delegate Bag

SATURDAY DAY PASS
$80
Access to all OIAF screenings, talks and workshops on Saturday, September 28 
Including
Animation Exposé
Award Ceremonies
NightOwl
Plus you get an OIAF Delegate Bag

SUNDAY DAY PASS
$60
Access to all OIAF screenings, talks and workshops on Sunday, September 30
Including
Closing Night party
Plus you get an OIAF Delegate Bag