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jobby: Harmony Animators, Big Jump Entertainment, Ottawa

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Animators needed (Harmony) Big Jump is looking for talented individuals to join our growing team of experts who work on awesome properties for young and old. We need animators who understand how to make characters come to life on screen through great acting, staging and timing for an upcoming series based on a popular live… »

Say hi to this guy at OAIF 2017

By Mike Valiquette

It’s the eve of OIAF 2017 and we’re en route from Toronto today. I’m doing some Startoon stuff, including a Cartoons by Cartoonists panel tomorrow morning at TAC. I also finally get to see the Breadwinner on Friday night! Ottawa is where I grew up, and the festival is home. I’ve been going since around… »

jobby: FX Artist, Jam Filled, Ottawa

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FX Artist | Ottawa Jam Filled Ottawa is looking for a highly skilled, 2D FX Animator to set things on fire, make things explode, and zap the crap out of our exciting lineup of high-profile series’! Job Responsibilities: (may include but are not limited to) Being ultra-awesome (will accept mega-awesome and even regular awesome) Create… »

jobby: Compositor, Jam Filled, Ottawa

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Compositor | Ottawa Jam Filled Ottawa is looking for a highly skilled 2D Compositor to slap things together, make stuff glow, and blur ALL THE THINGS for our exciting lineup of high-profile series! Job Responsibilities: (may include but are not limited to) Being super-brainy (will accept uber-brainy and even slightly less than spectacular brainy) Become… »

jobby: Senior 2D Animator, Jam Filled, Ottawa

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Senior 2D Animator | Ottawa Jam Filled Ottawa is looking for highly skilled 2D Animators to work on our ridiculously SWEET lineup of high-profile series’! Job Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to): Being ultra-awesome (will accept mega-awesome and even regular awesome) Animate sequences given by the Animation Supervisor, keeping the action and movements… »

press release: NFB at OIAF 2017

By Mike Valiquette

A leader in auteur animation for over 75 years, the NFB has 12 new short films showcased at the 2017 Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF), including eight in official competition: Matthew Rankin’s THE TESLA WORLD LIGHT; Chintis Lundgren’s Manivald; Eva Cvijanovic’s Hedgehog’s Home; Christopher Auchter’s The Mountain of SGaana; Malcolm Sutherland’s Simulated Life; and three… »

jobby: Harmony Animators, Big Jump Productions, Ottawa

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Key Animators and Inbetween Animators needed (Harmony) Big Jump is looking for talented individuals to join our growing team of experts who work on pretty awesome properties for young and old. We need animators who understand how to make characters come to life on screen through great acting, staging and timing. The BIG JUMP difference:… »

jobby: 2D Animator, Jam Filled, Ottawa

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The 2D Animator completes assigned scenes as per the show Director’s overall vision. The 2D animator checks in regularly with supervising animators regarding individual progress and with the animation producer regarding tasks and available work. This person must anticipate, communicate and troubleshoot any technical issues and perform additional duties as required. Position is available immediately…. »

jobby: 2D Builder ( Harmony), Jam Filled, Ottawa

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Jam Filled is looking for a Senior 2D Toonboom Harmony Builder to work closely with our talented crew on a high quality, high profile, and awesomely fun animated series. Position is available immediately. Job Responsibilities (may include but not limited to): -Create character rigs, props, and vehicles as assigned by team supervisor. -Create efficient and… »

jobby: 3D Animator, Jam Filled, Ottawa

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The 3D Animator completes assigned shots as per the show Director’s overall vision. The 3D animator checks in regularly with supervising animators regarding individual progress and with the animation producer regarding tasks and available work. This person must anticipate, communicate and troubleshoot any technical issues with assistance from key stakeholders, and perform additional duties as… »

Volunteer at OIAF 2017!

By Mike Valiquette

The 2017 edition of the Ottawa International Animation Festival is coming up fast, and they’ve just put out their open call for volunteers. It’s an amazing experience for anyone looking to get a foot in the door in the world of animation. You’ll meet tons of great people, get access to the festival itself, and… »

jobby: Senior 2D Builder, Jam Filled, Ottawa

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Senior 2D Builder | Ottawa Jam Filled is looking for a Senior 2D Toonboom Harmony Builder to work closely with our talented crew on a high quality, snappy, and fun animated series. Position is available immediately. Job Responsibilities (may include but not limited to): Create character rigs, props, and vehicles as assigned by team supervisor. Create efficient… »

Ottawa International Animation Festival 2017: Deadline for Submissions is TOMORROW!

By Mike Valiquette

That’s it. You have til tomorrow to submit your film to OIAF 2017. Here’s the… »

OIAF 2017 Poster!

By Mike Valiquette

I think it’s lovely. Here’s the info provided by Kelly Neal via Facebook: The 2017 poster is here! The stunning new poster was created by Montreal-based animator Elise Simard, a film director who has contributed visual signatures and handmade special effects for documentary features and animated shorts. For the past 10 years she has been… »

OIAF 2017 Submissions OPEN!!

By Mike Valiquette

ALL-OUT CALL-OUT: OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL OPENS SUBMISSIONS FOR 2017 OTTAWA, ON, CANADA (February 21, 2017) – The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF), North America’s leading animation film festival, is now accepting entries for competition in 2017! Entries are due May 26, and there is no entry fee. From September 20-24, Ottawa will become the… »

Jobby: 2D Animators, Canadian Spirits, Sudbury and Ottawa, ON

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Jobby: 2D Animators, Canadian Spirits, Sudbury and Ottawa, ON Canadian Spirits (Mini Series 1) Inc. is a Mini Series production. THE PROJECT: Canadian Spirits ( 8 episodes X 5 mins ) The Canadian Spirits Production is currently working on a special mini series titled, “Canadian Spirits”. This special mini series will celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday…. »

jobby: Animators, PIP Animation, Ottawa

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PIP Animation  Services is Hiring Animators!   We currently have overlapping productions, and we are looking to hire animators for a short term contract working in Adobe Flash CS6.  We are looking for part time and full time both in and out of house.   The contract could start immediately and would end mid December to… »

jobby: Animators, Wild Kratts, Ottawa

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Company: WK5 Productions Inc. Series: Wild Kratts S5 Location:  Ottawa (Kanata), Ontario Job Title:  Animator Job Type:  Contract Start Date: Immediately WK5 Productions Inc. is seeking Animators for the fifth season of the Wild Kratts animated series. Responsibilities: Providing full character animation including posing, animation and lip sync in Toon Boom Harmony Working closely with the… »

jobby: Flash Animators, PiP Animation, Ottawa

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PiP is hiring Flash Animators! Send links to your demo reel and online portfolio to info@pipanimation.com… »

OIAF 2016 in Review, by Noam Sussman

By Mike Valiquette

This year was the Ottawa International Animation Festival’s 40th anniversary, which meant that I had to find a way to get up to Ottawa from Toronto and watch some beautiful works of animation done by some kooky filmmakers. As always, it’s not easy to catch every single screening since there are so many events and… »

jobby: Senior 2D Animator, Jam Filled, Ottawa

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Senior 2D Animator Jam Filled is looking for a Senior 2D Animator to work closely with our talented crew on a high quality, snappy and fun animated series with Nickelodeon. Position is available immediately. Job Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to): Animate sequences given by the Animation supervisor, keeping the action and movements with the… »

Countdown to OIAF 2016: MORE Festival Memories from Rob Anderson

By Mike Valiquette

OIAF 2016 is right around the corner. It’s a big year, the festival is celebrating 40 years. I’ve been going since 1992, and from this vantage point it all seems like one long blur of faces and films. Thankfully there are those out there with clearer memories. One of those is our very own occasional… »

Good News Department: BOAT ROCKER BUYS JAM FILLED ENTERTAINMENT!!!! WHAT!?!?!

By Mike Valiquette

Could not happen to nicer people. Congrats to Jamie and Phil and Kyle, and congrats to Boat Rocker for having the smarts to see how great a studio they’ve built. BOAT ROCKER MEDIA ACQUIRES JAM FILLED ENTERTAINMENT Animation Studio Behind Multiple Hit US and Canadian Shows Strengthens Media Company’s Animation & Family Content Capabilities August… »

jobby: 2D Animator, Wild Kratts, Ottawa

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Company: WK5 Productions Inc. Series: Wild Kratts S5 Location:  Ottawa (Kanata), Ontario Job Title:  Animator Job Type:  Contract Start Date: Sept 2016     WK5 Productions Inc. is seeking Animators for the fifth season of the Wild Kratts animated series. Responsibilities: Providing full character animation including posing, animation and lip sync in Toon Boom Harmony Working… »

jobby: Harmony Character/Prop Builder, Wild Kratts, Ottawa

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Company: WK5 Productions Inc. Series: Wild Kratts Season 5 Location:  Ottawa (Kanata), Ontario Job Title:  Harmony Character/Prop Builder Job Type:  Contract Salary Start Date: Immediately     WK5 Productions Inc. is seeking experienced Harmony Builders for the fifth season of Wild Kratts animated series. The responsibilities include: Create character rigs, props, and vehicles as assigned… »

jobby: Harmony Character Riggers, Scene Setup, Compositors, Maya 3d Vehicle Animators, Big Jump, Ottawa

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Big Jump is looking for talented individuals to join the second season of ‘F is For Family’ crew. Applicants must be Ontario residents and Canadian citizens. Positions available: Harmony Scene Setup Harmony Character Riggers Harmony Compositors Maya 3D vehicle animators (can work remotely) Email… »

OIAF 2016 Official Selection

By Mike Valiquette

This year’s Ottawa International Animation Festival has announced both their feature and short film official selections. Here are the press releases: FEATURE COMPETITION This is a ground breaking year for Canada at OIAF with three feature films competing for the grand prize. Jean-François Laguionie, who won at OIAF 1978 with his film La Traversée de… »

gradfilm showcase: Jack the Rabbit, by Steven Woolley (Algonquin)

By Mike Valiquette

A few months back I was visiting my hometown, Ottawa, and booked in a few hours to go and pay a visit to my pals over at Algonquin College. I taught there for a while, about 6 or 7 years ago. I had a strange cross section of classes. Acting for Animation, and Business of… »

jobby: Character Designer, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

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Job Description We are currently seeking an experienced Character Designer to join our team for an exciting new production with worldwide exposure. Type: Contract with possible full-time Salary: TBD Positions available: Junior and Senior Character Designer Start Date: ASAP   Job Requirements: Minimum of 1 year experience in Character Design for television and/or Film. Must have the ability… »

jobby: Compositor, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

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Compositor Type: Permanent full-time employee Salary: TBD – Medical/dental benefits and RRSP plan available Number of positions available: 1 Start Date: ASAP Headquartered in Ottawa, Mercury Filmworks® is one of Canada’s most prolific independent studios and is recognized internationally as a leader in the animation industry for its benchmarks in quality, reliability, and innovation. Its… »

jobby: Senior Animators, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

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Ottawa, Canada – We are currently seeking highly specialized and uniquely talented animators who are willing and motivated to push the envelope of what is possible in order to create beautiful, memorable animation. The candidate will work on a very high profile and demanding animated series with worldwide exposure.   Positions: Multiple Term of employment: Permanent… »

jobby: Storyboard Supervisor, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

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Type:  Contract with the possibility of becoming permanent Salary:  TBD; Medical/dental benefits and RRSP plan available Positions available:  1 Start Date: March 2016 – May 2017   About Mercury Filmworks: Headquartered in Ottawa, Mercury Filmworks® is one of Canada’s most prolific independent studios and is recognized internationally as a leader in the animation industry for… »

jobby: Freelance Storyboard Artist, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

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Type: Contract – out of house Salary: Per Board – very competitive pay Positions available: 5+ Start Date: March 2016 – May 2017 Company Info: Headquartered in Ottawa, Mercury Filmworks® is one of Canada’s most prolific independent studios and is recognized internationally as a leader in the animation industry for its benchmarks in quality, reliability,… »

jobby: Storyboard Revisionist, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

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Type:  In house/Contract Salary:   $41,600 – Medical/dental benefits and RRSP plan available Positions available:  1 Start Date:  April 2016 – May 2017   Company Info: Headquartered in Ottawa, Mercury Filmworks® is one of Canada’s most prolific independent studios and is recognized internationally as a leader in the animation industry for its benchmarks in quality,… »

jobby: CHARACTER BUILDS ARTIST, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

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About Mercury Filmworks: Headquartered in Ottawa, Mercury Filmworks® is one of Canada’s most prolific independent studios and is recognized internationally as a leader in the animation industry for its benchmarks in quality, reliability, and innovation. Its production teams have helped bring to life many of the most memorable and modern animated television properties including, The… »

jobby: Compositor, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

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Type: Permanent full-time employee Salary: TBD – Medical/dental benefits and RRSP plan available Number of positions available: 1 Start Date: ASAP Headquartered in Ottawa, Mercury Filmworks® is one of Canada’s most prolific independent studios and is recognized internationally as a leader in the animation industry for its benchmarks in quality, reliability, and innovation. Its production… »

jobby: Storyboard Artists, Wild Kratts, Ottawa

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Company – WK5 Production Series – Wild Kratts Job Title – Storyboard Artists Job Type – Freelance Compensation – Competitive rates, please inquire Start Date – Feb 2016 Responsibilities – Work with tight deadlines – Be able to attend launch meetings in Ottawa – Do revisions as per directors notes – Ensure quality and maintain… »

jobby: Harmony Animators, Big Jump Productions, Ottawa

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Big Jump is looking for talented Harmony animators to join our crew for our newest Prime Time project titled Camp WWE.  Applicants must be Ontario Residents and Canadian citizens and must have at least 2 years of experience or a matching demo reel to showcase their skills. Contact careers@bigjumpent.com<mailto:careers@bigjumpent.com> with the subject heading Animation Position… »

jobby: 2D Digital Animators, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

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Job Description We are currently seeking talented 2D Digital Animators to work on Disney’s “Tangled”. This is an exciting new Disney series based off the original feature film. This is a unique opportunity for highly skilled and motivated animators who want to work at the highest level of television animation. Pay is variable and based on… »

Volunteer at OIAF 2015

By Mike Valiquette

I’m going to strongly recommend this. I did it. And it was great. Here’s the… »

made in Canada: Disney’s Lion Guard

By Mike Valiquette

Look what they’ve been up to at Ottawa’s Mercury Filmworks! Members of the team have been sharing this link on facebook and pretty much busting with pride (see what I did there?). Looks great. Congrats to all… »

jobby: Background Artist (the Lion Guard), Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

By Mike Valiquette

Background Artist (The Lion Guard) Ottawa, Canada – We are currently seeking a contract Background Artists to work on Disney’s The Lion Guard. This exceptionally talented individual will deliver stunning backgrounds, adhering to color designs and other provided reference. If you are highly creative and motivated, this is a great opportunity for you to work on high profile productions… »

jobby: Senior Animators, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

By Mike Valiquette

Senior Animators Ottawa, Canada – We are currently seeking highly specialized and uniquely talented animators who are willing and motivated to push the envelope of what is possible in order to create beautiful, memorable animation. The candidate will work on a very high profile and demanding animated series with worldwide exposure. Positions: Multiple Term of employment:… »

jobby: Production Coordinator, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

By Mike Valiquette

Production Coordinator Ottawa, Canada – We are currently seeking a professional and highly dynamic Coordinator to join our world class production team.  The Production Coordinator will assist the Production Manager in the organization and day to day operation of both pre-production and animation pipelines, providing effective administrative support, problem solving, and solutions.  The ideal candidate for… »

press release: Ottawa Animation Festival Spotlights Canadian Animators in Competition

By Mike Valiquette

Canadian Filmmakers Light Up the World Stage  Ottawa International Animation Festival Shines Spotlight on Canadian Filmmakers OTTAWA (July 14, 2015) – The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF), North America’s leading animation event, announced today the complete list of films to be presented in September as part of the annual Festival’s Official Competition selection. Of the… »

jobby: 2D Digital Animators, “Atomic Puppet”, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

By Mike Valiquette

Ottawa, Canada – We are currently seeking talented 2D Digital Animators to work on our very own in-house show “Atomic Puppet”, which will air internationally on Disney XD and in Canada on Teletoon. This is a unique opportunity for highly skilled and motivated animators who want to work at the highest level of television animation. Pay is… »

jobby: Layout Artists, PiP Animation, Ottawa

By Mike Valiquette

PIP Animation is looking for layout talent.  Applicants must be fluent in Photoshop and able to work from home.  If interested and for more information, please send a link to your online portfolio to… »

jobby: Flash Animators, PiP Animation, Ottawa

By Mike Valiquette

Animators Required PIP Animation currently has 3 productions in-house and is looking for Animators. You can work either in-house or from home.   Requirements Work efficiently in Adobe Flash CS6. Demonstrate strong character acting. A good sense of timing. Complete animation from start to finish. Industry experience is an asset.   Responsibilities Responsible to our… »

OIAF 2015 Poster!

By Mike Valiquette

We’re a bit behind on our OIAF coverage. Here’s this year’s poster reveal, along with some descriptive wordy things.   First up… we got ourselves a nifty little poster created by the Hub collective whose roster includes Caleb Wood, Dylan Hayes, Ted Wiggin, Africanus Okokon and Derick Wycherly. “We approached the project chaotically,” says Mr…. »

OIAF 2015 Call for Submissions!

By Mike Valiquette

World-Leading Animation Event Seeks Submissions for International Showcase in Ottawa OTTAWA, ON, CANADA (February 24, 2015) – The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF), one of the world’s most respected film festivals, is seeking state-of-the-art, thoughtful, funny and provocative animated films to showcase at venues in the national capital region from September 16th through the 20th…. »

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