>Preparations for the Ottawa 94 International Animation Festival
>are now in full swing. The 10th edition of the International
>Animation Festival, taking place from September 28th to October
>2nd at Canada's prestigious National Arts Centre, promises to
>deliver all the events that the Festival has become known for _
>the competition, retrospectives, tributes, workshops, Chez-Ani
>and the animators's picnic. We are confident that you will find
>our busy schedule of screenings, workshops and parties enjoyable
>and rewarding. If you have any questions please give us a call.
>We look forward to welcoming you to the Festival, to Ottawa and
>to our spectacular autumn colours.
>>From July 25th to August 3rd, the Selection Committee met to
>select the films and videos that will make up the Official
>Competition. We received over 800 entries from 40 countries. The
>Selection Committee consisted of: Otto Alder (Germany), Marc
>Glassman (Canada), Elaine Pain (Canada) and Linda Simensky (USA).
>The Jury members will be announced shortly. Programmes A full
>slate of retrospectives and special programmes will be presented
>at Ottawa 94. Tributes confirmed at press time include: Vancouver
>animator Al Sens (A HARD DAY AT THE OFFICE); the director of
>HEAVY METAL Gerald Potterton; former UPA designer and director of
>THE CRITIC and FLEBUS, Ernest Pintoff; animation pioneer John
>Bray; and Croatian animator/ director Borivoj (Bordo) Dovnikovic.
>Confirmed special programmes include: Hollywood Cartoons Produced
>in Cinemascope, programmed by noted animation historian Jerry
>Beck; Independent Animation from Australia; and Animated Women,
>documentary portraits of Faith Hubley, Joanna Preistly, Ruth
>Peyser and Lynn Smith. Additional details and programmes will be
>announced in August.
>Workshops and other Activities
>Ottawa 94 will feature several workshops and panel discussions.
>Among the planned workshops are: a two-morning workshop dealing
>with adapting existing stories and developing original ideas;
>computer animation; women in animation; the business of
>animation; and panel discussions with prominent animators.
>Complete details will be available in late August.
>Several animation studios will be at the Festival recruiting
>artists for their studios. If you are looking for work the
>Festival recommends bringing your portfolio, sample videotape,
>etc. with you.
>Ottawa can be reached by air, train, bus or car. If you are
>flying directly to Ottawa you can reach the downtown area by
>taking either the airport shuttle bus ($9.00) or a taxi
>(approximately $20.00). The shuttle bus takes about 45 minutes
>depending upon which hotel is your destination. The taxi ride
>from the airport to downtown Ottawa takes about 15 minutes. For
>those arriving from overseas, via Montreal's Mirabel Airport,
>Voyageur Colonial offers bus service at $21.65 for a one-way
>ticket to Ottawa. Buses depart from Mirabel several times daily
>and the trip to the Ottawa bus depot takes two hours. The
>departure times should be confirmed by your travel agent. Taxis
>are readily available at the Ottawa train station and the Ottawa
>bus depot. For information on Mirabel Airport call (514)
>There are a number of hotels near the Festival headquarters at
>the National Arts Centre, varying in price, size and amenities.
>If you are having problems locating accommodation please contact
>the Festival and we will help you find a room.
>Ottawa 94 Festival Pass
>AnimaPass Plus $165.00 (tax and service charge included) (All
>films, workshops, parties and picnic)
>Members of ASIFA or the Society For Animation Studies (SAS) can
>purchase a Animapass Plus for $135.00 (service charge and tax
>included). To claim this special rate, ASIFA members must send a
>photocopy of their current ASIFA membership card. The names of
>SAS members claiming this discount will be checked against the
>current SAS membership list. Students registered in a full-time
>animation programme can purchase an AnimaPass Plus for $120.00
>(service charge and tax included). To qualify for this special
>rate, a student must present a valid student card for the
>academic year 1994-95 when picking up his/her pass.
>AnimaPass $120 (tax and service charge included) (Screening
>Passes must be ordered directly from the National Arts Centre Box
>Office. Passes can be ordered by mail:
> National Arts Centre - Box Office
> P.O. Box 1534, Station B
> Ottawa, Ontario
> K1P 5W1
> and by fax (613) 995-4343. The National Arts
>Centre Box Office accepts money orders and bank drafts, drawn in
>Canadian funds made payable to the National Arts Centre, and
>credit cards from American Express, MasterCard and VISA. The
>National Arts Centre does not accept personal, company or
>certified cheques. If you encounter difficulties in ordering
>passes, please contact the Festival directly at:
>2 Daly, Ottawa Ontario, K1N 6E2, (613) 232-6727
>(613) 232-6315 (fax)