OIAF Networking & Parties

OIAF Hang-Outs

Wednesday, September 23 – Friday, October 2 (except Oct 1), 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm (Eastern Time)
Passholders only – go to virtual.oiaf2020.ca

We’re turning on our webcams and recreating the energy and excitement of the in-person festival by introducing online OIAF Hang-Outs! Pop in to hang out with some Festival regulars for an hour of OIAF shenanigans through the OIAF Virtual Platform before the Gala screenings and Award Ceremony go live.

Wed, Sept 23: Peter Millard, Chris Robinson, Dana Sink
Thurs, Sept 24: Christy Karacas, Richard O’Connor, David OReilly
Fri, Sept 25: Eva Cvijanović, Maral Mohammadian, Jelena Popovic
Sat, Sept 26: Toon Boom Collaboratory (info below)
Sun, Sept 27: Tim Finn, Joel Frenzer, Pilar Newton
Mon, Sept 28: Brooke Keesling, Ramin Zahed
Tues, Sept 29: Archita Ghosh, Emily Paige
Wed, Sept 30: Chintis Lundgren,  Drasko Ivezic
Fri, Oct 2: OIAF Crew – Ask Us Anything

OIAF Hangout: Toon Boom COLLABORATORY edition

Saturday, September 26th 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm (Eastern Time)

COLLABORATORY is a live show hosted by Toon Boom on a monthly basis on Twitch where we respond to prompts from the virtual audience. Our mission is: To work together to create something outrageous and learn about storyboarding along the way.  For OIAF Toon Boom is bringing Collaboratory and Mike Morris* to the virtual event to design a storyboard live with all our animation friends who are in attendance. Come join us for some online storyboarding fun!

*Mike Morris is a Director and Story Artist for animation with a career spanning over 14 years. Mike has lent his talents to television animation for the majority of his career working on shows such as The Simpsons, and Disney’s Ducktales (2017), and is currently directing at Bento Box Entertainment for a forthcoming show for Fox. He is also a super fun guy – you won’t want to miss Collaboratory at OIAF!



Saturday, September 26, starting at 9:00 pm (Eastern time). Passholders only – go to virtual.oiaf2020.ca
Presented by Celebrate Ontario

The OIAF’s signature Saturday night event is online this year. Get your room lighting just right, your outfit picked out, and something to hydrate you for an interactive event with three music performances and an all vinyl dance party!

  • New Chance  9:50pm-10:35pm (EDT) (45 min)
    New Chance is the solo musical project of Toronto artist Victoria Cheong. Her work in music also includes DJing, backup singing (Jennifer Castle, Chandra) and a long time collaborative practice in contemporary dance. Recent projects include a collaboration with reggae legend Willi Williams, and the musical duo Nice Hands with poet Aisha Sasha John. In 2019 she released the EP Hardly Working (AND/AND).  Article in Now Magazine.
  • DJ Robe Zombie 10:35pm (EDT) to end
    DJ Robe Zombie performs an OIAF exclusive all-vinyl set live from the Lizard Lounge aka the living room. 80’s electronic, 90’s dance, soul, funk, disco and more to make you feel like you’re on the dance floor surrounded by your most animated dance partners!






The Artist Gallery

For Passholders Only

The Artist Gallery is an opportunity for OIAF participants to showcase their work to studios and recruiters in attendance. To be considered for inclusion in the Artist Gallery, you must submit a link to your work (portfolio/reel/gallery) when you buy your pass.

This program is for emerging (college students, recent graduates) and established animation talent interested in getting their work seen by future employers or collaborators. If you are accepted, you will receive a form from the OIAF asking you for additional details needed to complete your profile.