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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.

The Best of French Animation Headline News

FIAF’s Animation First Festival Announces Program Lineup

The event celebrates the legacy and innovation of Francophone animation with U.S. and NYC feature film premieres, ‘First Look’ presentations, filmmaker talks and a Student Short Film competition; event runs January 23-28 in NYC.

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.

Awards Headline News

‘Slide,’ ‘The Voice in the Hollow’ Lead LAAF 2023 Winners

Indie legend Bill Plympton takes home awards for ‘Best Feature Director’ and ‘Best Music Video’ while the Columbian director nabs ‘Best of the Fest’ and ‘Best Short’ awards. 

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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.

careers in animation Headline News

Podcast EP 235: Stop-Motion Animator Dale Hayward on Perfectionism in Animation

The Montreal-based See Creature Animation Studio co-owner offers 5-steps to improve animation performance and shares his experience directing New Zealand Claymation kid’s show ‘Kiri and Lou.’

Toy Story Goes to Wembley Headline News

‘Toy Story Funday Football’ Heads to Wembley Stadium

Watch the NFL’s Falcons and Jaguars’ Week 4 matchup in Andy’s room, which will host an animated replica of on-the-field gameplay delivered by state-of-the-art tracking technology; game and alternate digital telecast set for October 1 on Disney+, ESPN+ and mobile with NFL+.

animated shorts Headline News

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.  

The Road to Ottawa Headline News

19 NFB Films Heading to OIAF 2023

Official competition selections include ‘The Girl with the Red Beret’ by Janet Perlman, ‘Miserable Miracle’ by Ryo Orikasa, ‘HARVEY’ by Janice Nadeau and ‘Boat People’ by Thao Lam and Kjell Boersma; NFB programs include NFB HOTHOUSE@20 and Show-and-tell with the NFB Animation & Interactive Studio.

People Headline News

NFB Names Richard Cormier Director General

The 30+ year industry veteran will oversee implementation of the organization’s vision and objectives across production, distribution, marketing, and business; he assumes his new role September 11.

Awards Headline News

‘Meneath: The Mirrors of Ethics’ Wins ‘New Voices Award’ at Tribeca

Based on Terril Calder’s award-winning 2021 animated short, the installation received an honor presented to XR creators who bring new perspectives and artistic languages to immersive storytelling; the interactive stop-motion exhibit reflects Indigenous teachings from the earth fused into the story, creating a unique viewing experience

Calling Emerging Canadian Animator; Call for Submissions Headline News

Call for Animators: The NFB Opens Hothouse 14

‘Small Things Considered’ is this year’s theme for the three-month paid mentorship in all-inclusive, real-world animation filmmaking; the deadline for submission is July 10.

Installations Headline News

NFB Announces Terril Calder’s ‘Meneath: The Mirrors of Ethics’ World Premiere

Based on the award-winning 2021 animated short ‘Meneath: The Hidden Island of Ethics,’ the stop-motion installation reflects Indigenous teachings from the earth, fused into the story, creating a unique viewing experience; debut set for Tribeca Festival’s ‘Tribeca Immersive’ showcase in June.

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.

An Incredible True-Life Story ANIMATIONWorld

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.

People Headline News

Suzanne Guèvremont Takes the Reigns at the NFB

Succeeding Claude Joli-Coeur, the new Government Film Commissioner begins her 5-year appointment, bringing decades of domestic and international experience in digital media, culture, and education to her new position.

stop-motion shorts Headline News

Terril Calder’s ‘Meneath: The Hidden Island of Ethics’ Now Streaming

The stop-motion short charts the difficult journey of a precocious Métis baby girl as she contemplates her path to Hell; now available on the National Film Board of Canada’s streaming platform.

An Incredible True-Life Story Headline News

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.

On the Road to Torino Headline News

All Eyes on Torino: VIEW Conference 2022 – Free Livestream Just Announced

Top industry leaders head to Italy’s premiere animation, VFX, games, and computer graphics conference that runs October 16-21, both onsite and online, with a stellar program of talks, presentations, workshops, and masterclasses available; worldwide Livestream is now free!

The Flying Sailor ANIMATIONWorld

Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis Talk ‘The Flying Sailor’

The Oscar-nominated ‘When the Day Breaks’ and ‘Wild Life’ filmmakers use a mashup of 2D, 3D, and live-action techniques to contemplate the nature of existence in their new animated short, based on a horrific, true-life disaster.

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