The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF), which is wrapping up its submissions this month, has unveiled the poster for the 2015 edition as well as the event’s roster of jury members. An Oscar-qualifying festival, OIAF 2015 will run from September 16-20 in the Canadian capital.
This year’s collage-inspired festival poster was designed by the animation collective known as Hut (huthuthut.com), which includes Caleb Wood, Derick Wycherly, Ted Wiggin, Africanus Okokon and Dylan Hayes. At last year’s OIAF, Hut created frames on-site for the short film/installation project Flukes and Tatters, which will be screened in its final form at this year’s fest.
The jury for OIAF 2015 includes local animator, director and ice sculptor Chris Dainty (co-founder, Dainty Productions); director, musician and writer Kaspar Jancis (Weitzenberg Street, Marathon, Crocodile); NFB English animation producer Maral Mohammadian (The Weatherman and the Shadowboxer); artist and curator Yiorgos Tsangaris (founder and artistic director, Countryside Animafest Cyprus – Views of the World); and award-winning director and Pixar veteran Saschka Unseld, creator of The Blue Umbrella (creative director – commercials and Oculus Story Studio, Passion Pictures).