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Ottawa International Animation Fest hands out honors

The Ottawa International Animation Festival wrapped up Sunday at the Museum of Civilization in Gatineau, Quebec.
September 23, 2008

The Ottawa International Animation Festival wrapped up Sunday at the Museum of Civilization in Gatineau, Quebec. The festival attracted 1,500 industry pass holders and a more than 27,000 attendees. Check out the fest’s winning entries as decided by an international jury of industry peers.

Not a complete list, but here are the highlights:

Nelvana Grand Prize for Best Independent Short Animation

Chainsaw (2007), directed by Dennis Tupicoff, Australia

Grand Prize for Best Student Animation

I Slept with Cookie Monster (2008), directed by Kara Nasdor-Jones, USA

Best Short Animation

The Swimming Lesson (2008) directed by Danny De Vent, Belgium/Netherlands/France

Honourable Mention: Leon in Wintertime, (2007) directed by Pierre-Luc Granjon & Pascal le Nôtre, France/Canada

Television Animation for Children

The Upstate Four, (2007) directed by Fran Krouse, USA

Honourable Mention: The Bunjies (2008), directed by Andreas Hykade & Ged Haney, Germany

For the entire list, go to www.animationfestival.ca

About The Author
Gary Rusak is a freelance writer based in Toronto. He has covered the kids entertainment industry for the last decade with a special interest in licensing, retail and consumer products. You can reach him at garyrusak@gmail.com

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