2021 Ottawa International Animation Festival Shorts Competition 1

About the Ottawa International Animation Festival

The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) has provided animation and entertainment since 1976. The second oldest film institute in the world and also the hub of animation in Canada, has a lot to offer. The festival will be held online from September 22 to October 3, 2021.

Ottawa International Animation Festival Shorts Competition 1

Rocket Freudental ‘Der Stuhlkreis’ (Rocket Freudental ‘Team Meeting’)

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Director: Ged Haney
From: United Kingdom and Germany
About: Rocket Freudental, Stuttgart’s premier exponents of post-punk trash experimentalism, perform “Der Stuhlkreis.”

Steakhouse

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Director:  Špela Čadež 
From: Slovenia, Germany & France
About: The steak has been marinating for a few days now. The pan is heated. Franc’s stomach is rumbling. But Liza’s co-workers surprise her with a birthday party. What could go wrong?

Anxious Body 

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Director: Yoriko Mizushiri 
From: France & Japan 
About: Living things, artificial things, geometry shapes, and lines. When they meet, a new direction is born.

Kula (The Tower) 

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Director:Sunčana Brkulj 
From: Croatia
About: A tiny civilization creeps its way upwards.

Renaissance ‘Changing Lives’ 

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Director: Mathieu renoult 
From: Canada
About: Life is full of changes and they’re reflected in the clothes we wear.

Sobaki pakhnut morem (Dogs Smell Like the Sea) 

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Director: Anastasiya Lisovets 
From: Russia 
About: A woman gets a dog but the new canine envisions someone else as the owne

Zolle Resign

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Director: Kristian Pedersen 
From: Norway & United States
About: A woman is trapped in limbo between the living and the dead, between memory and reality – a restless immigrant in death as in life.

INT – Noche / Bit Bang 2020 (INT – Night / Bit Bang 2020) 

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Director: Juan Pablo Zaramella 
From:  Argentina
About: Spot for Bit Bang 2020 Animation, Games and Digital Art Festival.

Goda sardze (Guard of Honour) 

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Director: Edmunds Jansons 
From: Latvia 
About: When natural disaster interferes with the honour guard ritual, one strange guard remains at his post.

Meneath: The Hidden Island of Ethics 

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Director: Terril Calder 
From: Canada 
About: Convinced she’s soiled and destined for Hell, a precocious Metis Baby Girl receives teachings that fill her with strength and pride, and affirm a path towards healing.

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