Watch five free online animation premieres at NFB.ca, including a scary Halloween treat!
MONTREAL -- For the 12th edition of the National Film Board of Canada‘s free online showcase, Get Animated!, the NFB is celebrating International Animation Day (October 28) -- and Halloween -- this year with a special program that includes the online streaming premiere of Sylvie Trouvé and Dale Hayward’s chilling Slavic folklore-inspired short Bone Mother.
Beginning this week, Get Animated! will feature eight NFB animated shorts, including five online premieres, and three live-draws on Facebook from animators Pascal Blanchet and Rodolphe Saint-Gelais (Le Cortège), Oscar winner Torill Kove (Threads) and Alex Boya (Turbine).
Online premieres include Iranian-born animator Ehsan Gharib’s first professional film, Deyzangeroo, winner of the Golden Dove at Germany’s International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film. Labrador Inuk artist Echo Henoche’s Shaman joins the lineup, bringing to life her favorite legend from her home community in Nunatsiavut, as told to her by her grandfather, renowned Inuk artist Gilbert Hay.
There’s also Quebec filmmaker Patrick Péris’ Nadine, a live-action/animated look at the turmoil of love at first sight in the digital age, named Best Children/Youth Production at the Yorkton Film Festival, and, starting October 29, the darkly funny coming-of-age story Shop Class from Hart Snider, a Vancouver filmmaker who tells personal and ultimately inspirational stories about his early years in Edmonton.
Get Animated! concludes with Bone Mother -- Montreal husband-and-wife animation duo Sylvie Trouvé and Dale Hayward’s blend of 3D-printing technology and thousands of painstakingly hand-painted models, bringing the supernatural being Baba Yaga and the merciless Vlad the Impaler back to spine-tingling life, starts October 25.