Canada’s National Film Board releases a sneak preview at “Flawed,” an animated short by Andrea Dorfman about tolerance and self-acceptance.
Canada’s National Film Board has released a sneak preview at Flawed, a hand-drawn animated short by Andrea Dorfman about tolerance and self-acceptance.
Flawed is nothing less than a beautiful gift from Dorfman's vivid imagination, a charming little film about very big ideas. Dorfman has the uncanny ability to transform the intensely personal into the wisely universal. She deftly traces her encounter with a potential romantic partner, questioning her attraction and the uneasy possibility of love. But, ultimately, Flawed is less about whether girl can get along with boy than whether girl can accept herself, imperfections and all.
This film is both an exquisite tribute to the art of animation and a loving homage to storyboarding, a time-honored way of rendering scenes while pointing the way to the dramatic arc of the tale.
At 12-and-a-half minutes, the short film is available online free for viewing through April 15. Click on the image below to watch Flawed on the NFB website:
Source: National Film Board
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.