The Best of Ottawa 2016 is a collection of jury-awarded short films and fan favorites from the 40th anniversary edition of the Ottawa International Animation Festival, North America’s largest animation event, which took place in September 2016.

This year’s highlights include the late-night-driving misadventure Nighthawk; The Absence of Eddy Table, a ravenous romance designed by Nickelodeon’s Dave Cooper; Begone Dull Care 2015, an 8-bit shot-for-shot recreation of legendary animator Norman McLaren’s 1949 film by (almost) the same name; and Fired on Mars, the tale of a poor schmuck at the end of his luck a million miles from home.

NOTE: This program is recommended for mature audiences (16+)