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Heading to Annecy 2024 Headline News

AWN Exclusive: Torill Kove’s ‘Maybe Elephants’ Trailer

The new animated short from the Oscar-winning ‘The Danish Poet’ director gets its world premiere June 11 at Annecy 2024 in the official short film competition; the film explores the many ripples flowing from a mother’s restlessness and its impact on her family.

The NFB Heads to Annecy 2024 Headline News

11 NFB Films Heading to Annecy 2024

The National Film Board of Canada boasts 4 short films in competition, including Torill Kove’s ‘Maybe Elephants’ and Michèle Lemieux’s latest pinscreen effort, ‘Le tableau,’ alongside ‘Miserable Miracle’ and ‘Corpus and the Wandering,’ as well as a tribute to Portuguese animation with a program of films by Regina Pessoa; Annecy 2024 runs June 9-15.

NFB Heads to Annecy 2024 Headline News

Torill Kove’s ‘Maybe Elephants’ Among NFB Films Set for Annecy 2024

Four National Film Board of Canada animated shorts are headed to the festival, with the Oscar-winning animator’s latest, along with Michèle Lemieux’s pinscreen film, ‘Le tableau (The Painting)’ among the films selected for the official short film competition. 

Honoring Achievement in Animation Headline News

Marcy Page to Receive the Winsor McCay Award

The former NFB producer on animated short films like the Oscar-winning ‘Ryan’ and ‘The Danish Poet’ is being honored for ‘unparalleled achievement and exceptional contributions to animation;’ the ASIFA-Hollywood award will be presented at the 51st Annie Awards on February 17.

indie animation Headline News

The NFB’s ‘Miserable Miracle’ Selected for Clermont ISFF Lab Competition

Ryo Orikasa’s animated short, inspired by Henri Michaux’s book of poetry and drawings, explores the limits of language and perception; accolades include ‘Grand Prize for Short Animation’ at OIAF 2023.

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Filmmaker Janice Nadeau and NFB Producer Marc Bertrand Talk ‘HARVEY’

A conversation between the director and National Film Board of Canada producer takes us inside their collaboration on the award-winning NFB/Folimage animated short that examines bereavement and coping with the loss of a parent through the imaginative eyes of a child.

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Exclusive: New Trailer for Ryo Orikasa’s ‘Miserable Miracle’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 20, 2023 at 8:28am

The award-winning ‘Datum Point’ director returns to the Ottawa festival with his latest experimental film, produced by Miyu Productions, the NFB, and New Deer, screening in Short Competition 5; OIAF 2023 runs September 20-24.  

Knock Knock Headline News

OIAF 2023 Decides to Get Funny

The festival celebrates the late NFB employee and one-time OIAF Honorary President, Hélène Tanguay, with a new award recognizing humor in animation; the annual five-day event returns September 20-24.

Pioneering Diversity in Animation ANIMATIONWorld

‘The Flying Sailor’: Building on the NFB’s Legacy of Women Animators

With Oscar-nominated filmmakers Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis’ latest animated short, they add to, and benefit from, the organization’s growing support for filmmaking diversity, while celebrating the role of female pioneers like Evelyn Lambart, who’s being honored posthumously with the Winsor McCay Award at this Saturday’s 50th Annie Awards.

An Incredible True-Life Story Headline News

‘The Flying Sailor’ Wins Sundance 2023 Animated Short Film Prize

Academy Award-nominated filmmakers Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis continue to rack up festival wins with their 2D/3D film, inspired by the 1917 Halifax Explosion, that tells the tale of the man who was hurled two kilometers by the blast and lived to tell.

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Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby Mark a Triumphant Return with ‘The Flying Sailor’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 7:16am

The Academy Award-nominated and Palme d’Or-winning duo reveal the poetry of a near-death experience in their latest animated short.

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Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis’ Award-Winning ‘The Flying Sailor’ Now Streaming

Inspired by the true-life story of a man who survived being blown two kilometers through the air by the 1917 Halifax Explosion, the new animated short is now streaming free on ‘The New Yorker’ Screening Room’s digital channel.

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Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis’ ‘The Flying Sailor’ to Premiere at TIFF

Inspired by the true and tragic 1917 Halifax Explosion, the NFB-produced short contemplates the journey of a sailor who survived the blast and his ensuing sudden and unexpected voyage; film makes its North American debut next month at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival.

In-Passing Headline News

Legendary NFB Pinscreen Animator Jacques Drouin Dies at 78

By Dan Sarto | Monday, August 30, 2021 at 3:46pm

For more than 30 years, the filmmaker and editor championed use of the unique, legendary animation tool; for years, he was the only person in the world using it to animate, a skill pioneered by famed Russian animator Alexandre Alexeieff, in turn passed on by Drouin to filmmaker Michèle Lemieux.

Mentoring Women in Animation Headline News

Netflix and WIA Vancouver Expand Animation Career EXCELerator Program

Women in Animation Vancouver’s ACE program mentors, supports, and trains women to help develop and create their own original IP; applications for 2022-2024 program open at the Spark Animation Festival 2021.

SVOD Headline News

The NFB Begins Streaming ‘The Curve,’ ‘Body and Soul’ and Other Humanistic Film Collections

Free online programs starting this month also include ‘The Big Reset,’ a collection of animated bedtime stories that bring to life the voices of Canadians touched by the pandemic.

Festival Headline News

21 Top Film Festivals Co-Curate Online We Are One: A Global Film Festival

Free 10-day digital festival, featuring 100 films, including DreamWorks shorts and Annecy animation selections, begins May 29 on YouTube.  

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‘Uncle Thomas: Accounting for the Days’ - An Award-Winning Tribute to a Beloved Uncle

Regina Pessoa talks about her moving short film, which won the Jury Award at Annecy and just received an Annie Award nomination.

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A Filmmaker’s Journey to Honor a Loved One in 'Uncle Thomas: Accounting for the Days'

The award-winning filmmaker shares the story behind her latest film, a mixed media, stop-motion and hand-drawn ode to a cherished uncle.

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Theodore Ushev: ‘The Physics of Sorrow,’ My Animated Time Capsule

In the first fully animated film using the encaustic, hot-wax painting technique, a rootless, melancholy man sifts through memories while struggling to locate home, family and self.  

Festivals Headline News

Theodore Ushev’s New Short ‘The Physics of Sorrow’ to Premiere at TIFF 2019

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 9:56am

Oscar-nominated director of ‘Blind Vaysha’ returns with harrowing tale animated using encaustic-painting technique; see the clip and breakdown of his exacting technique.

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On the Road to the 91st Oscars: The Animated Short Film Nominees

Leading up to Oscar Sunday on February 24th, catch up on AWN’s coverage of the films and creative teams nominated for Best Animated Short Film at the 91st Academy Awards.

NFB Headline News

Seven NFB Films to Screen at 17th Annual Sommets du Cinéma D’animation

Oscar-winners Snowden and Fine’s hilarious ‘Animal Behaviour’ and pinscreen gem ‘Embraced’ lead National Film Board’s impressive festival roster.   

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