FILM: Ottawa Animation Festival

The Ottawa International Animation Festival is featuring a film from Sweden this year.The OIAF receives over 2000 entries each year and selects only 100 to be screened.

The OIAF is one of the world's leading animation events providing screenings, exhibits, workshops and entertainment since 1976. This year's OIAF runs September 20-24, 2017.

Featured film from Sweden:

Min börda (The Burden)

Directed by Niki Lindroth von Bahr
Part of Shortfilm competition 2
Thursday, September 21 at 3pm, Bytowne Cinema
Sunday, September 24 at 1pm, Bytowne Cinema

The Burden was just awarded Best Short by the TIFF short cuts jury with the motivation:

"Whimsical but tragic, imaginative and just plain weird, this is exactly what one can expect from a Scandinavian musical with fish in bath robes singing out their existentialist crisis. This is a film that stands out in this program and any film program it will ever be part of.”

For tickets, screening times and more info: http://www.animationfestival.ca/

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