NFB Gets Animated for Animation Celebration
Acclaimed animators will be available to take questions and to discuss the art of animation in Calgary (Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby, Wild Life), Montreal (Patrick Doyon, Sunday), Vancouver (Marv Newland, CMYK, and Ann Marie Fleming, I Was a Child of Holocaust Survivors) and Winnipeg (Anita Lebeau, Big Drive).
Hands-on workshops will accompany the Family Program in Charlottetown, Montreal, Prince George, Richmond, Toronto, Vancouver, Whitehorse, Winnipeg and Yellowknife. These workshops demonstrate the basics of animation and give participants the chance to make their own short animated film.
About International Animation Day
International Animation Day, October 28, is an annual celebration in over 40 countries, initiated by the International Animated Film Association (ASIFA) in 2002. Norman McLaren was the first president of ASIFA, and the NFB is proud to be bringing this global celebration to Canadian communities for the fifth consecutive year.
About the National Film Board of Canada
Canada’s public producer and distributor, the National Film Board of Canada creates interactive works, auteur animation, social-issue documentaries and alternative dramas that provide the world with a unique Canadian perspective. The NFB has led the way in animation for 70 years, since cinema pioneer Norman McLaren founded its first animation unit. Today, the NFB produces groundbreaking animated works at its studios and centres across Canada, as well as via international coproductions with many of the world’s leading auteur animators. The NFB is also leading the way in 3D stereoscopic animation and animated content for new platforms. Since the NFB’s founding in 1939, it has created over 13,000 productions and won over 5,000 awards, including 4 Webbys, 12 Oscars and more than 90 Genies. The <NFB.ca> Screening Room features over 2,000 productions online, while the NFB’s growing family of apps for smartphones, tablets and connected TV delivers the experience of cinema to Canadians everywhere.