Best of Ottawa: Part 2

On-Demand:  October 2nd at 9pm EDT to October 4
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Been hearing about the absolute must-see films all festival? Check out the Best of Ottawa Parts 1 and 2 – two programmes that showcase audience favourites and winners from the 2020 Official Competition!


Don’t Touch Your Face

Leah Shore | USA | 1:06 | Commissioned Animation


A PSA music video to not touch your face for the Lunachicks’ Gina Volpe


Andreas Hykade | Germany, Canada & Portugal | 11:20 | Narrative Short Animation


“You know, when I was a boy, I fell in love with the Virgin Mary. It happened in a little Bavarian town called Altötting.”

Jo Goes Hunting ‘Careful’

Alice Saey | France & Netherlands | 3:58 | Commissioned Animation


On the borderless map of a magical planet, little beings pick, brush, weave, fish and collect elements from their natural environment to sustain their life as a group.

This essential balance turns to chaos once they misuse their findings to polish their individual appearance.


Kirill Khachaturov | Russia | 14:00 | Student Animation


Somewhere in Eastern Europe due to an accident in a laboratory, the hero gains superpowers that he does not want. The hero does not want to be a superhero, to save the world from villains, he wants to live as before without changing anything. The situation is complicated by the fact that while he gains the awareness of his power, it causes problems in his everyday life.

Mor visste ingenting (Mother Didn’t Know)

Anita Killi | Norway | 11:17 | Narrative Short Animation


Attempting to escape her realty, a desperate girl climbs down into a deep dark silo. She finds solace in an injured bird. In an intense but quietly told story, we see the struggle of a depressed young girl.

We don’t always see what’s going on in mind of our children. A small thing can be enough to give them new energy to continue their lives.

La mer à boire (The Sea is Too Much to Drink)

Charlotte Arene | France | 1:53 | Non-Narrative Short Animation


« La mer à boire » is a french idiom that translates as « drinking the sea ». It means, a task too great to undertake, or asking too much of someone. I had some trouble with the sea that year.


Kangmin Kim | South Korea & USA | 8:53 | Narrative Short Animation


My mother’s dreams have always been strong premonitions for important moments in my life.
I rely on her dreams more than any religion.