OIAF Reveals 2024 Competitors Juries

The Ottawa Worldwide Animation Competition (OIAF) has shared its quick movie and have movie juries for 2024, which embody famous Ottawa animator and Algonquin Faculty professor Neil Hunter.

Serving on this yr’s Brief Jury are Jonathan Djob Nkondo (France/United Kingdom), Anastasiya Verlinska (Ukraine) and Ivana Volda (Croatia); Hunter, Dahee Jeong (South Korea) and Thomas Volda (Croatia) comprise the Characteristic Jury. The respective juries will watch the OIAF Official Choices in the course of the Competition and decide which movies will probably be acknowledged on the Award Ceremony on September 28, 2024, on the Nationwide Arts Centre. OIAF 2024 runs September 25-29. Go to the occasion website for added info.

“We’re happy to welcome Neil Hunter to our jury this yr,” mentioned OIAF’s Creative Director Chris Robinson. “Neil has been an vital a part of the Ottawa and worldwide animation group. His roots in Canada’s Capital go way back to his work on the traditional animated collection, The Raccoons; Neil’s contributions to the animation program at Algonquin Faculty have made the varsity among the many most revered globally.”

A seasoned animation professor at Algonquin Faculty, Hunter leads the Animation Division with over 35 years of business expertise. He has contributed to varied tv collection resembling The Racoons (1987-1991), Beetlejuice (1989-1991), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990-1995), The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog (1993) and The Owl Home (2020-2022). Hunter stays concerned within the business via freelance work on Emmy Award-winning exhibits resembling Hilda (2018) and The Loud Home (2016-2017). 

Hunter’s information enhances that of unbiased filmmaker Jeong and multidisciplinary artist Thomas Volda on the Options Jury. Verlinska brings her expertise as Program Director of LINOLEUM Up to date Animation and Media Artwork Competition, alongside Nkondo’s work as a filmmaker, illustrator and cartoonist, and Ivana Volda’s work with stop-motion animation. 

“Every year the OIAF invitations a half dozen worldwide animation specialists from all elements of the animation group to return to Ottawa, sit with the viewers on the ByTowne Cinema, choose our quick and have competitors applications, after which award the successful works,” says Robinson. “We attempt to discover a good mixture of numerous voices, cultures and tastes to make sure that jury deliberations are energetic and balanced.” 

The OIAF entry course of is open and accepting animated submissions till 11:59 pm EDT on Might 31, 2024, via the OIAF website. There isn’t any entry payment to submit an entry. If chosen as part of the Official Competitors, movies will probably be screened earlier than the respective juries in the course of the Competition and eligible for awards.

Supply: OIAF

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