The Official Competition is a Festival highlight, with 92 short animated films (including VR and Series) and 6 animated feature films vying for an award. An international, six-person jury will be handing out prizes on Friday, October 3.
The Official Competition features works selected from the 1950 entries coming from 84 different countries.
The Animated Series Competition, Canadian Student Competition, Feature Competition, and Virtual Reality Competition will be available On Demand.
Also don’t miss Meet the Filmmakers! Festival Artistic Director Chris Robinson will be chatting with Official Competition filmmakers about their work. Meet the Filmmakers will be available On Demand.
Please note the ratings. Some programs are not suitable for younger viewers.
Short Film Competitions
Feature Film Competition
Feature Competition Jury
Lise Fearnley began her animation career as Director of Photography for puppet master Pjotr Sapegin. She started working as a producer, and in 1996 she co-founded Mikrofilm. Lise has produced more than 30 animated shorts, as well as a broad range of commissioned films. Among her credits is Torill Kove’s Oscar winning short, The Danish Poet, with NFB as co-producer. Lise and Mikrofilm are currently in production with their feature film debut, Titina, directed by Kajsa Næss.
Amy Kravitz started making animated films when she was eleven. She studied Social Anthropology at Harvard University (AB), and Experimental Animation at California Institute of the Arts (MFA). Her films have won many awards and have screened throughout the world. Her animation is a quiet testimony to the intimate collaboration between viewer and maker that takes experience, encourage students to develop individual approaches to the medium. Her classes explore animation as a distinct language that employs unusual materials, unique spatial expressions, and visual metaphors as its grammar.
Virtual Reality Competition
The Panorama programmes feature selections of outstanding new animated short films from across Canada and around the world, as well as a variety of new international student work in the World Student Panorama.
All three programmes will be available On Demand.
Special Programmes and Retrospectives
A selection of special retrospectives from celebrated and noteworthy animators and studios.
All five retrospectives will be available On Demand.