May 29th, 2020


Online/ Canada



Ottawa International animation festival 2020

The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) is one of the leading events of its kind in the world. It’s an annual five-day event that has been bringing the animation community together in a vibrant hub since 1976.

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  • Feature Film Competition

Animated Feature: Animated film over 45 minutes in length.

  • Independent Short Films Competition

Short-format, non-commissioned animated films or videos. Suggested maximum length of 30 minutes.

  • Narrative Short:

Structured with some sort of narrative or story.

  • Student Animation Competition

Films made by students who are either currently enrolled in a high school, post-secondary or graduate diploma or degree or were so enrolled during the films’ production.

  • Commissioned Films Competition

Works that are funded and produced for specific commercial or promotional purposes.

  • Films/Videos Made for Young Audiences

Independent or commissioned films that are produced and distributed specifically for young audiences aged 0-12. Please note only one episode per series is eligible and is limited to 22 minutes and under.

  • Virtual Reality (VR) Competition

Immersive works that are created for the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive or Samsung Gear VR virtual reality platforms.

  •  Animated Series Competition
    Works that are creates as part of an animated series for television, streaming, or the web and are not intended for children. Please note only one episode per series is eligible and is limited to 22 minutes or less.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Film-making and cinematography

Required Languages

English (for subtitles)

Eligible Countries


Program Period

Winners will be contacted by the end of July

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Films from any countries are accepted
  • Only works completed after May 31st, 2019 will be accepted
  • If your film has dialogue that is not English and is not subtitled, you must include an English dialogue script.
  • Film works submitted for selection must be presented as a URL link to a streaming video source. No downloads. The link must be active until the end of July 2020.
  • The entrant must include the director’s biography, director’s photo (300 dpi, TIF or JPG) a minimum of 3 stills (300 dpi, TIF or JPG) and a trailer link for the film where applicable. These files  can be uploaded online, submitted on a USB or emailed

Opportunity Cost


  • Grand Prizes 

GRAND PRIZE for Best Animated Feature

GRAND PRIZE for Best Short Animation

PRIZE for Best Narrative Short Animation

PRIZE for Best Non-Narrative Animation

PRIZE for Best Student Animation

PRIZE for Best Commissioned Animation

PRIZE for Best Virtual Reality (VR) Animation

PRIZE for Best Preschool Animation Made for Young Audiences

PRIZE for Best Animation Made for Young Audiences 6-12

  • Craft Prizes 

PRIZE for Best Script

PRIZE for Best Animation Technique

PRIZE for Best Use of Sound

PRIZE for Best Design

  • Other Prizes 


Canadian Film Institute (CFI) AWARD for Best Canadian Animation

PRIZE for Best Canadian Student Animation

How to Apply

First Step: register from here

Second Step: log in to your account and click the “Entry Form” link from your User Menu.”

Third Step: fill the form

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This Scholarship Published by:
’Mohamed karam / Egypt

Reviewed by” Hager Darwish/ Egypt
MARJ3 Fellow
MARJ3 Scholarships Team