Anime at the Ottawa International Animation Festival
posted on by Mikhail Koulikov
The 2007 Ottawa International Animation Festival, which will be held in the Canadian capital from September 19 to September 23 has announced the official entries for its competition. Of the 94 short films and television programs that were selected to compete in the festival from among over 2000 entries, seven were produced in Japan.
Satoshi Tomioka's "Exit 2" was the one Japanese entry in the Animated Short Made for the Internet category. Two more anime will be competing in the Independent Short Films section of the program. An anime adaptation of Franz Kafka's short story "A Country Doctor," which will have its North American premiere at the festival, has been chosen in the Narrative Short Animation section, while the Experimental/Abstract Animation section will feature Takeshi Nagata and Kazue Monno's "Lightning Doodle Project 2007."
The Commissioned Films Competition segment of the festival will include Production I.G's Asience: Hairy Tale short (in the Promotional Animation category), Shoji Goto's music video for Japanese avant-rock band 00100's song "UMO" (competing for Best Music Video), and the first episode of Satoshi Tomioka's Usavich (in Television Animation for Adults). Finally, episode 4 of NoRabbits Minutes will be competing in the Television Animation Made for Children category.