THE BEST OF OIAF 2014

TIME
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

WHERE
PIX Film Gallery

WHAT
Screening

A perennial favorite, this program presents inventive and inspiring audience favorites and award winners from the 2014 Ottawa International Animation Festival. Experience unbounded creativity and innovative animation—in a wide range of styles and techniques—from all around the world. We’re proud to be hosting the Toronto public premiere of the program, in the PIX Gallery right next door to our TAIS Studio. It’s a small room and fills up fast, so get there early!

Date: Thursday April 16, 2015 – 7:30PM
Where: PIX Film gallery – 1411 Dufferin St., Unit C (right next door to TAIS!)
Admission $7 / $5 for TAIS members

This year’s highlights include the gentle tale of two best friends, We Can’t Live Without Cosmos by Konstantin Bronzit, Christian Larrave’s irreverently catchy Lesley the Pony Has an A+ Day, and the latest from Steven Woloshen, 1000 Plateaus.

Running Time: 70 minutes

RECOMMENDED FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY

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1000 Plateaus | Steven Woloshen | Canada
Made entirely in the front seat of a car with simple art tools, this short hand-made film celebrates the joy of road maps, travel and jazz music.
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Marilyn Myller | Mikey Please | UK
Marilyn maketh. Marilyn taketh awayeth. Marilyn is trying really hard to create something good. For once, her expectation and reality are going to align. It will be epic. It will be tear jerkingly profound. It will be perfect. Nothing can go wrong.

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Eager | Allison Schulnik | USA
“Allison Schulnik’s transfixing short film Eager is an explosion of beauty, color and violence, a complicated dance acted out by figures who seem alive and doomed at once.” (Tim Molloy)
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We Can’t Live Without Cosmos | Konstantin Bronzit | Russia
Two friends try to do their best in their everyday cosmonaut training to make their common dream a reality. But this story is not only about the dream.
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Butter Ya’ Self | Julian Petschek | USA
Inspired by the story of hip-hop heavyweights Drake and Lil’ Wayne, Julian Petschek’s Butter Ya’Self introduces us to the rapping prowess of ButterKrust, Nana Splits’ & Sweet Cream.
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The Pride of Strathmoor | Einar Baldvin | USA & Iceland
Georgia in the summer of 1927, pastor John Deitman descends into madness.
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Unity | Tobias Stretch | USA
Created from more than ten thousand individual photographs and shot during the unrelenting 2013/14 winter, Unity is an achievement of epic proportions, a writhing, bewitching piece of moving art made to compliment the haunting compositions of Christopher Bono.
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Things Don’t Fit | Tim Divall | UK
In a city it can feel like nothing fits or works as it should and life can be a struggle to find your place. This short animated film follows several people whose daily routines are disrupted by unexpected events causing the world around them to unravel.
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Lesley The Pony Has an A+ Day | Christian Larrave | USA
“A bizarre short film about a smiling pink pony with an earworm of a soundtrack.” (io9.com)