Animation Festival Gets A Stay Of Execution

“The Ottawa International Animation Festival has gotten a reprieve from its possible demise after Telefilm Canada decided to reinstate its annual funding for at least for one more year. The $52,000-a-year cheque from Telefilm, which represents a critical 25 per cent of the festival’s budget, will likely mean that the next biannual animation festival scheduled for September, 2004, will go ahead as planned.” Still, the future of the festival, which claims to be North America’s largest animation festival, is still quite uncertain.