Charlie Mackesy and Peter Baynton’s Annie Award-winning and Oscar-nominated feel-good short film, about the unlikely friendship between a boy, a mole, a fox, and a horse as they explore the meaning of kindness, courage and compassion, brims with comforting, heartwarming messages of hope.
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Created and written by Pamela Ribon, and directed by Sara Gunnarsdóttir, the Annecy Cristal winner and Oscar-shortlisted animated short, a refreshing tale of a 15-year-old girl’s discovery of sexuality and her fearless rite of passage, is now a Staff Pick on Vimeo.
Alice Walker once wrote, ‘Time moves slowly, but passes quickly.’ How do you pack a 24-hour narrative into a 3-minute film? By animating time. In conversation with the filmmaker.
Snow in the north, sunny and hot in the south? It must be time for gift giving! Here’s my 2022 indie animator gift-giving guide – this year, it’s about books!
In this Oscar- qualified film, courage against terrifying odds at the water park can mean much more than becoming a hero to your friends.
There’s nothing like it – immersed in the dark theater, engrossed in OIAF competition films, popcorn greasy fingers tapping out notes in the dark.
Director mixes slapstick with elegant avant-garde in ‘Dont Know What,’ his OIAF 2019 grand prize-winning experimental animated short film.
From September 25-29, Ottawa plays host to kindred spirits, collaborators and experts in all things animated, sharing tall tales and lots of good Canadian ale.
Many notable shorts and features standout in a competition artistic director Chris Robinson calls ‘weird, disorienting and divisive.’
Catching up with Judith Gruber Stitzer, whose music is as varied and exciting as the many animated and live-action films and TV productions she's created soundtracks for.
What’s new in the world of indie animators? I tracked down heavy hitter Janet Perlman at the Ottawa festival last fall and we continued by email this past week...
From hands-on tools and supplies to digital software and cutting-edge AI games, the AWN 2017 Holiday Gift Guide has everything you need for your indie animator.
The latest short by the renowned hands-on animator is inspired by his father’s obsessions and the work of legendary director Norman McLaren.
Director Dorota Kobiela details the production process for creating 65,000 oil paintings comprising the film’s 853 shots alongside co-writer, co-director and producer Hugh Welchman for their first animated feature about the life of celebrated Dutch post-Impressionist Vincent Van Gogh.
Curated by film analysts Ellen Besen and Aubry Mintz, 30 of the National Film Board of Canada’s master works by filmmakers such as Caroline Leaf, Cordell Barker, Norman McLaren, and Ryan Larkin airs on TCM on Sunday, April 9.