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National Film Board of Canada Nets Five Genie Nominations

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) has netted five nominations at the 32nd annual Genie Awards.

From NFB press release:

Nominations for Wiebo’s War, ORA, Muybridge’s Strings, Romance and Wild Life

Toronto, January 17, 2012 – The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) has netted five nominations at the 32nd annual Genie Awards, which will be presented by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television in Toronto on March 8, 2012.

Nominated for best feature documentary, the NFB co-production Wiebo’s War is directed by David York and produced by David York, Bryn Hughes and Nick Hector (52 Media Inc.) and Bonnie Thompson (NFB).

Nominated for best live action short drama, the NFB’s dance film ORA is directed by NFB Filmmaker-in-Residence Philippe Baylaucq in collaboration with dancer and choreographer José Navas, and produced by René Chénier for the NFB. This innovative work was filmed entirely with 3D infrared thermal imaging technology.

The NFB’s leadership in auteur animation was recognized by the Academy with three nominations for best animated short: Koji Yamamura’s Muybridge’s Strings, produced by Michael Fukushima (NFB), Keisuke Tsuchihashi (NHK) and Shuzo John Shiota (Polygon); Georges Schwizgebel’s Romance, produced by Georges Schwizgebel (Studio GDS), Marc Bertrand and René Chénier (NFB); and Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis’s Wild Life,produced byMarcy Page and Bonnie Thompson for the NFB.

Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis won the Genie Award in 1999 for When the Day Breaks, with Tilby also awarded, in 1992, for her NFB animated short Strings.

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