Ottawa Announces ‘Features In Competition’ Selections

Ottawa Announces 'Features In Competition' Selections

The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) has announced its selection of films 
competing in the Feature Film Category at this year’s Festival running September 17-21.

Films included in the feature competition:
• Lisa Limone ja Maroc Orange: tormakas armulugu (Lisa Limone and Maroc Orange: 
a Rapid Love Story) by Mait Laas, Estonia, 2013, 72:00

Até que a Sbórnia nos separe (Until Sbornia do us part) by Otto Guerra & Ennio Torresan Jr., Brazil, 2013, 85:00
Truth Has Fallen by Sheila Sofian, USA, 2013, 60:00
Tante Hilda (Aunt Hilda) by Jacques-Remy Girerd & Benoît Chieux, France, 2013, 89:00
Seth’s Dominion by Luc Chamberlain, Canada, 2014, 42:09

This year’s feature film competitors,” says OIAF Artistic Director, Chris Robinson, are among the most
diverse we’ve ever had in competition. Using an array of animation techniques (drawn, paint, puppet),
the films address sensitive and mature topics (political oppression, wrongful prosecution,
environment, love and loneliness) in highly original, engaging and sometimes
hilarious and absurd ways.”

Two animated documentaries highlight the competition: Seth’s Dominion (Luc
Chamberlain, Canada) and Truth Has Fallen (Sheila Sofian, USA). NFB produced
Seth’s Dominion is a nostalgic and inspiring look at the life of cartoonist
Seth. Truth has Fallen uses both live action and animation to tell the story of
three people wrongly accused of murder.

Tante Hilda (Aunt Hilda) (Jacques-Remy Girerd & Benoît Chieux, France) is a
complex, challenging, yet fun film geared to both adults and kids. For those who
like surreal, dark musicals animated with fruit, we have Lisa Limone ja Maroc
Orange: tormakas armulugu
(Lisa Limone and Maroc Orange: a Rapid Love Story)
(Mait Laas, Estonia). Rounding out the selections is Até que a Sbórnia nos
separe
(Until Sbornia do us part) (Otto Guerra & Ennio Torresan Jr., Brazil).
Based on the long running musical Tangos & Tragedies, the film examines
corporate dominance and environmental issues through the story of Sbornia, an
eccentric and poetic country which is introduced to the modern world when a wall
collapses.

The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) is one of the world’s leading
animation events providing screenings, exhibits, workshops and entertainment
since 1976. OIAF is an annual five-day event bringing art and industry together
in a vibrant hub, with a total attendance of 28,000 artists, producers, students
and animation fans from around the world.

This year’s Festival runs from September 17-21. For more information about the
Ottawa International Animation Festival as well as media passes, visit
www.animationfestival.ca

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