The Ottawa International Animation Festival has issued several press releases to detail the panel discussions and special features at this year’s festival, scheduled for September 19 – 23, 2007, in Ottawa, Canada. The 3rd Annual Technology Forum will host a number of discussions on the use of animation for feature films, television shows, and video games, with speakers from Walt Disney Animation Studios and numerous smaller effects studios.
A special program will also showcase the legendary UPA animation studio, which will include a four-part retrospective curated by Tee Bosustow, the son of UPA Founder Stephen Bosustow.
There will also be several programs dedicated to women in animation, which will include a screening of Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, retrospectives on animators Joanna Quinn and Janet Perlman, a tribute to the late Helen Hill, and a special “Women in Animation” screening at the Barrymore’s nightclub.
Read the press release for the 3rd Annual Technology Forum here.
Read the press release for the Design Innovation/UPA Tribute Programming here.
Read the press release for the Women in Animation programming here.