Feature Films for 2014 Ottawa International Animation Festival

Estonia's Lisa Limone and Maroc Orange: a Rapid Love Story
More programming news from the OttawaInternational Animation Festival! Following last week’s announcement of the ShortAnimation and Series for Kids Competition comes today’s release of the five feature films that will make up the feature animation category. The promising quintet of features includes two animated documentaries, Seth’s Dominion and Truth Has Fallen, and a range of world cinema from America, Estonia, France, and Brazil to right back home in Canada.

Screening in the OIAF Feature Animation programme are:

-Seth’s Dominion
Dir. Luc Chamberlain, Canada, 2014
Synopsis: NFB produced Seth’s Dominion is a nostalgic and inspiring look at the life of cartoonist Seth.

-Lisa Limone ja Maroc Orange: tormakas armulugu / Lisa Limone and Maroc Orange: a Rapid Love Story
Dir. Mait Laas, Estonia
Synopsis: This 3D animated opera deals in a socially critical manner with the topic of illegal immigrants fleeing from Africa to Europe and it is also a story of impossible love between orange boy Maroc, a singing boat refugee, and lemon girl Lisa, who collects singing seashells and dreams about love. Maroc is the brave hero-type, bound by prejudice and poverty. Lisa is the daughter of a rich businessman and tomato ketchup plantation owner. Here we have the fruitier version of Romeo and Juliet - a 3D animated operatic extravaganza!

-Até que a Sbórnia nos separe / Until Sbornia do us part
Dir. Otto Guerra & Ennio Torresan Jr., Brazil
Synopsis: Sbórnia is a small country that has always been isolated from the rest of the world, surrounded by a large wall that does not allow its contact with the neighbors. One day, however, an accident leads to the fall of the wall, and later the sbornians begin to discover the modern customs. Two local musicians, Kraunus and Pletskaya, observe the reactions of their countrymen: while some quickly adopt foreign culture, others prefer to reaffirm the sbornians traditions and resist imperialism.

-Tante Hilda / Aunt Hilda
Dir. Jacques-Remy Girerd & Benoît Chieux, France
Synopsis: : Aunt Hilda, a nature lover, runs a plant museum that houses thousands of plants from around the world. Many are endangered. Meanwhile, a new cereal, Attilem, developed by industry, is cultivated with so little water, no fertilizer, and yields results so prodigious that it appears as a miracle solution to curb hunger and to provide a solution for alternative energy. But the disaster is not far away...

-Truth Has Fallen
Dir. Sheila Sofian, USA
Synopsis: A documentary that examines the work of James McCloskey. Mr. McCloskey founded Centurion Ministries, an organization whose mission is to free prisoners who have been wrongfully convicted of murder. It asks how innocent people could be convicted of murder, what could be done to prevent such injustices in the future, and what happens to these innocent people when they are released from prison after years of incarceration?

The 2014 Ottawa International Animation Festival runs September 17-21.
Please visit www.animationfestival.ca for more information.