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Tags: Arts & Entertainment | Carnivals, Fairs, & Festivals | Film Festivals | Children's & Family Entertainment | Cultural Attractions, Events, & Facilities | Performing Arts
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About
Otafest is an annual Japanese Animation convention held in Calgary, Alberta. Our next event is Otafest 2014 on May 16th - 18th. Hosted by Seph!
Mission
Otafest is a Calgary based non-profit organization expressing the values of charity, quality, and transparency. The body of our activity pertains to the promotion of Japanese art, culture, and media in the Canadian community, and our organization rests firmly on the spirit of community collaboration and volunteerism.
Company Overview
Otafest is a Calgary based non-profit organization expressing the values of charity, quality, and transparency. The body of our activity pertains to the promotion of Japanese art, culture, and media in the Canadian community, and our organization rests firmly on the spirit of community collaboration and volunteerism.
Description
Otafest was born in 1999 when the University of Calgary's Dedicated Otaku Anime Club decided to have a 1 day film festival showing Japanese Animation (anime) to the public.

Over the next decade, Otafest has grown to become a three day festival with approximately 4000 attendees annually. The festival is run by a non-profit organization (Otafest Film and Cultural Festival Planning Committee), and while we still showcase anime, it is just a part of the festival experience.

Otafest is an annual conference for anime enthusiasts. We act as a creative outlet for fans, an occasion where they can show their passion and appreciation of the hobby. We are an event where fans can show off the costumes they have made, the music videos they have created, and the art they have painted and drawn. Otafest is a forum for discussion and education. We host educational panels introducing others to the basics of the Japanese language and tips on how to use computer programs to enhance music videos and CG art. In the past, we have hosted guests who explained the process of donning a kimono,...

6 Events

Calgary Expo Parade Of Wonders

Date : April 26th
Otafest at Calgary Expo Parade Of Wonders @ Otafest Anime Festival| Kick off Ca...

Otafest 2019

Date : From May 17 to May 19
Otafest 2019 @ Otafest Anime Festival| Calgary’s longest running, all-ages pop ...

Otafest Amplified

Date : May 17th
Otafest Amplified! with The Slants, James Landino & more @ Otafest Anime Festival|...

1 Location(s)

120 9 Ave SE, Calgary, T2G 0P3

403-261-8500 | Email

1 Location(s)

120 9 Ave SE, Calgary, T2G 0P3

403-261-8500 | Email


Calgary Expo Parade Of Wonders

Calgary Expo Parade Of Wonders

Event Date April 26th Event Time 9:30 am Type Community and Civic

Otafest at Calgary Expo Parade Of Wonders @ Otafest Anime Festival| Kick off Calgary Expo by j...

Otafest 2019

Otafest 2019

Event Date From May 17 to May 19 Event Time 9 am Type Festivals & Exhibitions

Otafest 2019 @ Otafest Anime Festival| Calgary’s longest running, all-ages pop culture festiva...

Otafest Amplified

Otafest Amplified

Event Date May 17th Event Time 7 pm Type Performing Arts

Otafest Amplified! with The Slants, James Landino & more @ Otafest Anime Festival| From the he...

The Slants - Live!

The Slants - Live!

Event Date May 17th Event Time 8 pm Type Performing Arts

The Slants - Live! @ Otafest Anime Festival| Otafest is honored to present The Slants live in ...

Canadian C4 Qualifiers

Canadian C4 Qualifiers

Event Date From May 18 to May 19 Event Time 12 pm Type Performing Arts

Canadian C4 Qualifiers @ Otafest Anime Festival| COMPETITON REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: http://ota...

Otafest Cosplay Skits & Fashion Show

Otafest Cosplay Skits & Fashion Show

Event Date May 18th Event Time 2 pm Type Performing Arts

Otafest Cosplay Skits & Fashion Show @ Otafest Anime Festival| TO REGISTER: http://otafest.com...

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