|Kali the Little Vampire. Photo from the production, courtesy of The NFB|
The 2012 Ottawa International Film Festival has come to a close. It’s been a pleasure to cover the festival, especially since this was my first opportunity to write about it as accredited media. My first accredited Ottawa event, actually, so a big thanks to OIAF!
I saw 72 shorts and 3 feature films in all, but the best of them was actually my favourite animated short from the CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival: Regina Pessoa’s Kali the Little Vampire. I love this film and it held strong to the title of “Best Animated Short.” A few shorts however, gave Kali a run for its money (the runner-up especially), so, without further ado, here are my picks for the top ten films at OIAF 2012. (Titles link to reviews of the programme in which they screened.)
(Regina Pessoa, Canada/Portugal/France/Switzerland)
(Grant Orchard, UK)
(Barry Purves, France)
(Nils Knoblich, Germany)
(Hisko Hulsing, The Netherlands/Belgium)
(Michael Langan & Terah Maher, USA)
(Anna Humphries, UK)
(Martine Chartrand, Canada)
(Peter Peake, UK)
10. A Wind Egg
(Ryo Okawara, Japan)
Additionally, here are links to the three features reviewed at the festival:
Make sure to catch the jury’s picks for “Best of the Fest” when the award winners screen at the NAC tonight at 8:00pm. (See www.animationfestival.ca for more details.)
Thanks again to all the staff and volunteers at the festival!
Did you have any favourites of the festival?