The 2020 edition of Ottawa International Animation Festival, held from 23th September to 4th October 2020, has ended. Winners have been announced.

OIAF is Academy Award Qualifying with the prize Best Independent Short.

There were 92 short animated films in the official competition (link).

Short Film Jury

  • Pixie Cram
  • Don McWilliams
  • Wong Ping

Short Film Awards

Nelvana Grand Prize for Short Animation
KKUM by Kang-min Kim (South Korea, USA)

Canadian Film Institute Award for Canadian Animation
In The Shadow of the Pines by Anne Koizumi (Canada)
HONOURABLE MENTION: Thanadoula by Robin McKenna (Canada)

Public Prize
KKUM by Kang-min Kim (South Korea, USA)

Commissioned Animation
Jo Goes Hunting “Careful” by Alice Saey (France, Netherlands)

Non-Narrative Animation
The Sea Is Too Much to Drink by Charlotte Arene (France)

Narrative Short
In The Shadow of the Pines by Anne Koizumi (Canada)

Vimeo Staff Pick Award
Kuricorder Quartet “Southpaw” by Sawako Kabuki (Japan)

E.D. Films Awards for Virtual Reality Work
Dislocation by Milivoj Popović, Veljko Popović (Croatia, France)

Students Awards

Canadian Student
1st place: Yarlung by Kunsang Kyirong, Emily Carr (University of Art and Design)
2nd place: The Lighthouse Man by Matthew Walton (Sheridan College)
3rd place: Moundform by Catherine Slilaty (Concordia University)

Bento Box Award for Student Animation
Naked by Kirill Khachaturov (Russia)

Animation for Young Audiences Awards

Preschool
Shoom’s Odyssey by Julien Bisaro (France, Belgium)
MENTION: Patchwork Penguin by Angela Steffen (Germany)

Age 6-12
Matilda and the Spare Head by Ignas Meilknas (Lithuania)
MENTION: Alastair Moock “Be A Pain” by Wishbone Zoë (USA)

Technical Awards

Best Script
Altötting by Andreas Hykade, (Germany, Canada, Portugal)

Best Design
Bye Little Block! by Éva Darabos (Hungary)

Best Sound
Mother Didn’t Know by Anita Killi (Norway)

Best Technique
I, Barnabé by Jean-François Lévesque (Canada)
Jury Comment: We chose a film that married seamlessly and carried off with both precision and panache, various techniques as it told a story relevant to us today – the loss of faith. A most appropriate film in these days of great uncertainty, and a lack of moral leadership.