North America's oldest and largest animation festival presents films as well as industry talks and exhibits throughout Ottawa in September each year.
In fact, the Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF), launched in 1976, is the second-largest animation festival in the world. The annual event presents dozens of public screenings of various length and styles in a welcoming and informal setting. Fans can attend screening events and get the chance to mingle with stars, studios and characters. In addition, some of the industry’s best artists, producers and students gather for workshops, networking events and celebrations.