Best of the 2023 Ottawa International Animation Festival

For adult audiences

The annual Ottawa International Animation Festival curates a selection of short films, both award winners and audience favorites, for the touring Best of Ottawa Program. The lineup of 10 short films highlights cutting-edge achievements in the art of animation, representing the myriad styles, techniques, and perspectives that animation is uniquely capable of realizing.

Animation Program

  • OIAF 2023 Signal Film | Canada, 1 min.
  • A Crab in the Pool (Un trou dans la poitrine) | Canada, 11 min.
  • Families’ Albums (Albums de familles) | Canada, 8 min.
  • Herzog’s Chicken | Canada, 1 min.
  • Box Cutters | France/Netherlands/South Africa, 8 min.
  • 14th Anibar Animation Festival Trailer Love | Estonia/Kosovo, 1 min.
  • Cyclepaths | Belgium, 12 min.
  • Eeva | Estonia/Croatia, 16 min.
  • Miserable Miracle (Misérable Miracle) | Canada/France, 8 min.
  • Living the Dream | Canada, 2023, 1 min.

For more information about the animation program, visit the Ottawa International Animation Festival website.

Underwriting for the Film Department is provided by Tenaris, The June Leaf and Robert Frank Foundation, and the Vaughn Foundation.

Generous funding is provided by The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea; Nina and Michael Zilkha; Lois Chiles; Foundation for Independent Media Arts; Franci Neely; Carrin Patman and Jim Derrick; Ms. Laurence Unger; L'Alliance Française de Houston; and ILEX Foundation.

Best of the 2023 Ottawa International Animation Festival

Directed by various directors
(Various countries, 2023, 71 minutes, in original languages with English subtitles)
Brown Auditorium Theater, digital

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