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Ottawa Features Competition Gets Double Dose of Yuasa

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Ottawa Features Competition Gets Double Dose of Yuasa

The feature films in official competition in the 2017 Ottawa International Animation Festival (well, four out of five of them anyway) have been revealed. The lineup includes three Asian titles — including two films from Japanese auteur Masaaki Yuasa. OIAF organizers have also revealed the Young Audiences short film competition, which is split into Preschool and Ages 6-12 categories.

OIAF is set for September 20-24 in Ottawa, ON, with the Oscar-qualifying Independent Short competition contenders yet to be announced. More info at


My Dogs, Jinjin & Akida – Jong-duck Cho (South Korea) [Trailer]
Lu Over the Wall – Masaaki Yuasa (Japan) [Trailer]
Night Is Short, Walk on Girl – Masaaki Yuasa (Japan) [Trailer]
Torrey Pines – Clyde Petersen (USA) [Trailer]
Fifth Feature TBA

Young Audiences 1 – Preschool (Ages 4-8)

Big Block Singsong: Turkey – Warren Brown (Canada)
Konigiri-Kun: Kitchen Sports Day – Mari Miyazawa (Japan)
George and Paul: Sleepwalking – Erik Verkerk, Joost van den Bosch, Mirjam Plettinx & Soetkin Verstegen (The Netherlands & Belgium)
Island – Max Mörtl & Robert Löbel (Germany)
The Cloud and The Whale – Alyona Tomilova (Russia)
Melia and Jo: Marshmallow Castle – Jennifer Oxley, Billy Aronson, Brett Hall & Robert Powers (USA)
Sabaku – Marlies van der Wel (The Netherlands)
Miriam: Hen’s Dream – Andres Tenusaar (Estonia)
Hey Duggee: The Shape Badge – Grant Orchard (UK)
The Little Bird and the Caterpillar – Lena von Döhren (Switzerland)
What You Eat – Hunter Gatherer (USA)
The Pocket Man – Ana Chubinidze (France)
Sesame Studios: Celebrate Lunar New Year! – Lizzi Akana (USA)
Goats – Yekaterina Filippova (Russia)
Do the Scrub – Bradley Lambert (USA)

Young Audiences 2 – Ages 6-12

Heads Together – Job, Joris & Marieke (The Netherlands)
The First Thunder – Anastasia Melikhova (Russia)
Regular Show: Meet the Seer – JG Quintel & Mark Hamill (USA)
The Mountain of SGaana – Christopher Auchter (Canada)
The Unicorn – Rémi Durin (France)
Hedgehog’s Home – Eva Cvijanovic (Canada & Croatia)
Jiffy – Roberto Valle (Spain)

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