We are so excited that our website is live today – and with that, we get to begin what we hope will be an ongoing connection with you about the Okanagan International Festival of Animation (OkIFA).
Let me tell you a little about us – OkIFA is an annual five-day animation and digital media event, market and conference set to launch in 2018 in the beautiful city of Kelowna, British Columbia – in the heart of the Okanagan Valley.
This exciting new international event will offer animated and digital media screenings that include independent and larger budget productions, blockbusters, commissioned and non-commissioned films, and student work. These screenings will be interwoven with a range of events including opening and closing galas, an awards ceremony, a guided walk through the beautiful downtown Kelowna, and a fabulous career day – where aspiring animators and artists can have face time with world-class animation schools, studio recruiters and industry professionals.
We are beyond thrilled that, for OkIFA 2018, the role of Artistic Director is being filled by the highly respected, animation icon Danny Antonucci.
Welcome to our brand new website and blog. This website showcases information on the Festival; our vision, mission statement and info on our team; and information on becoming a sponsor. The News section will feature news releases, blog posts and all of the exciting festival updates that will happen as we move towards our 2018 festival dates.
We hope that you will come back and visit our website and blog often, as we will have lots to share with you over the coming weeks and months.