Film festival explores animation’s depiction of mental health
The 2010 Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) will present a program exploring how mental health is represented in animation. “Let’s Go Crazy” includes a selection of animation portraying mental health, fromLooney Toons to new independent shorts, each revealing how the mind works in unique ways. “In recent years, a handful of animators have pioneered new styles of animated storytelling able to portray the serious side of life and the complexities of mental health,” explains Karl Cohen, guest curator and animation historian. For more information about the event, visit www.animationfestival.ca. For a complete list of films and events at OIAF, visit www.animationfestival.ca.