OMSI to Host Animation Film Festival

Celebrating Animation as a Way to Educate and Inspire

Portland, Ore. – The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is hosting the Animation Film Festival, which showcases a selection of intelligent, entertaining and provocative programming from some of the world’s most creative artists. A celebration of animation from independent shorts to feature films, the festival runs from June 20 to 23 at OMSI’s Empirical Theater.  

Among the highlights of the festival are a selection of Portland-area premieres, including: 
•    This Magnificent Cake, an internationally acclaimed film set in colonial Africa that has been dubbed "one of the most innovative and groundbreaking films" of the year. 
•    The New York International Children's Film Festival (NYICFF) Kid Flicks Tour featuring two anthologies, one designed for youth ages three to seven and the second curated for families with youth ages eight and up.
•    SIGGRAPH's 2018 Computer Animation Festival showcasing a selection of innovative animated short films and visual effects reels submitted by digital film creators from around the globe. The SIGGRAPH Festival will include an introductory presentation by Larry Bafia, SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival Producer.

Rounding out the festival lineup are nine additional films – among them, Masaaki Yuasa's 2004 cult classic Mind Game, the emotionally powerful Liyana, and the latest LAIKA production Missing Link –  that underscore the diversity of animation as an artistic medium and its unique ability to educate, entertain and inspire audiences.

Festival Schedule

Thursday, June 20
5 p.m.: My Life as a Zucchini   
6:15 p.m.: Modest Heroes
7:15 p.m.: Mirai
9 p.m.: Mind Game       

Friday, June 21
5:15 p.m.: This Magnificent Cake
6:30 p.m.: SIGGRAPH 2018 Computer Animation Festival with guest Larry Bafia, SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival Producer
9:45 p.m.: Perfect Blue

Saturday, June 22
12 p.m.: NYICFF Kid Flicks Tour 
1 p.m.: Modest Heroes             
2 p.m.: The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales
3:30 p.m.: NYICFF Family Flicks Tour          
5 p.m.: Liyana 
6:30 p.m.: This Magnificent Cake
7:30 p.m.: Mirai  
9:30 p.m.: Mind Game

Sunday, June 23
12 p.m.: NYICFF Kid Flicks Tour 
1p.m.: NYICFF Family Flicks Tour          
2:30 p.m.: Song of the Sea             
4:15 p.m.: Missing Link    
6 p.m.: Liyana
7:30 p.m.: Perfect Blue 
Festival Passes & Tickets
Plan on attending multiple shows or events? Buy a Festival pass and save! Pass holders receive access to all festival screenings and special events on a space available basis. Passes are not transferable. Festival passes are priced at: $19 Adult, $16 Senior (63+) and Youth (3-13). OMSI members receive $3 off.

Tickets are available for individual shows at: $7 Adult, $6 Senior (63+) and Youth (3-13). OMSI members receive $1 off. Passes and tickets may be purchased online at, at the OMSI front desk, or by phone at 503-797-4000.