Well, I've returned from Ottawa. The festival was quite enjoyable with plenty of great animated shorts and features (along with some really bad ones), and awesome presentations.
In the coming posts, I think I'll be posting some of the shorts we saw that were among my personal favourites. I can't post them all right away because they've proven to be hard to track down.
Incidentally, The Illusionist (a traditionally-animated feature film which premiered at the festival) was absolutely fantastic.
To kick off, here's Blockhead - The Music Scene:
If I was in charge of putting together a team of hand-drawn animators and the person behind this video came to me, they would instantly be the effects animator for the team.