Thursday, April 16, 2009

Last chance to get listed in the Canadian Animation Directory!

The directory nears completion. In fact, I've just been sent a pdf version upon which to lay my eyes. But for any and all stragglers, it's not too late! The last ads and logos are apparently still trickling in, and I've been told the whole book is headed to the printers next week. But that leaves the tiniest of windows still open for anyone who still wants to get in on this thing. Last minute entries and changes: YOUR DEADLINE IS MONDAY, APRIL 20TH!
Follow the instructions previously posted and get your listing in the directory. Doesn't matter if you're a full-fledged studio, a freelancer, a voice-actor... stand up and be counted.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Deadline Extended, sign up now!

The directory is on it's way, courtesy of the Ottawa International Animation Festival!

They've been doing a great job of putting together a print version for a while now, and this year, it's going online! Follow the instructions below and go register. Register now! The deadline is March 6th!

Here's the official word from the Festival:

It’s that time again! The Ottawa International Animation Festival is currently working on the fourth edition of the indispensable Canadian Animation Directory, your quintessential guide for all Canadian animation resources.

A basic listing is completely free, only takes two minutes to submit, and ensures that your name and company will be at the fingertips of animation patrons and professionals from across the country for years to come.

How to get your FREE listing:

1. Go to our website:
2. Log in to your account
3. Select “Directory Listing” from the drop-down menu on the left side of the screen
4. Check to make sure the information you have listed with us is correct
5. Specify any additional listings you would like placed (the first category is FREE)
6. Select any advertising you would like added to the directory
7. Specify how many copies you would like to pre-order (save $5 per copy pre-ordered!)

If you are submitting your entry on behalf of a company, please check the following link to make sure someone else hasn’t already submitted an entry:

How to advertise with us:
If your company or school is interested in sponsoring the Festival, contact for more information. Our 2009 sponsors receive a free half page advertisement in the Directory.

BONUS! Any logo placements, listing enhancements and ads that you purchase will also appear free of charge on the new online version for a full year free of charge.

The deadline to submit your listing by is March 6th. The deadline to reserve ad space is April 3rd.

If you have any questions or if you run into any problems with submitting your information, you can contact us at, or by phone at 613-232-8769.

Patrick Cross
Directory Assistant
Ottawa International Animation Festival
Tel: 613-232-8769
Fax: 613-232-6315

What is it?
The directory is an accurate and comprehensive guide to the Canadian animation industry for 2009-2010. Researched and published by the Ottawa International Animation Festival team, the directory is an excellent resource for animation professionals, students, independent artists, organizations, and industry leaders. It covers a broad spectrum of existing and emerging production companies, funding agencies, schools, and post-production services. The directory will be available June 2009.

What will it look like?
The directory will be spiral-bound and indexed to enable rapid location of an individual, organization, or company within Canada. In addition to
the listings, advertising space will also be made available to those interested.

To whom will the directory be distributed?
The directory will be distributed to key industry reps at the Annecy Animation Festival as well as at our own Television Animation Conference.
Telefilm and Foreign Affairs also use the book as a key promotional tool.

Also, for the first time ever, the Canadian Animation Directory will be available online. The OIAF is collaborating with Mike Valiquette from Canadian Animation Resources ( to help realize this goal.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Directory News

Update: there has been some movement towards an online directory. I've been meeting with a like-minded organization and should have an announcement soon regarding a central directory for the animation community. I won't be running it, but it will have my endorsement and I'll be helping out with the registration drive.
Stay tuned.