Get Animated! Festival

Today, in celebration of International Animation Day, the National Film Board (NFB) is launching its annual Get Animated! program at Metro Cinema. The NFB website will also offer a special Get Animated! playlist.

According to David Christensen, Executive Producer at  NFB North West Centre, “Get Animated! is the NFB’s opportunity to publicly screen some of the best animation that we’ve produced over the last year to both the general public and aspiring animators. We want to showcase, to entertain, and to inspire. There’s a strong community of emerging animators here in Alberta who are the next generation of filmmakers we want to be working with – and the chance to connect with them through these sorts of screenings is something we can’t pass up.”

Highlights include: 


  • Janet Perlman’s Academy Award nominee The Tender Tale of Cinderella Penguin and Claude Cloutier’s Sleeping Betty, a playful retelling of the classic tale “Sleeping Beauty” that won over 20 awards including the Genie for Best Animated Short;

  • Carles Porta Garcia’s François le Vaillant (NFB/Folimage), winner of the Special International Jury Prize at the International Animation Festival;

  • Pierre-Luc Granjon’s Molly in Springtime, co-produced by Folimage, Piwi, Divertissement Subséquence and the NFB, and named Best Animation at the Banff World Television Festival;

  • Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life, a puppet-animated work by Oscar nominees Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski (Madame Tutli-Putli), based on the book by Maurice Sendak, featuring the voices of Meryl Streep and Forest Whitaker

  • Lipsett Diaries, a film by Theodore Ushev, written by Chris Robinson, exploring the life and work of legendary Canadian experimental filmmaker Arthur Lipsett

  • Nicolas Brault’s Folimage/NFB co-production The Circus, winner of the Public Award for Best Canadian Short Film at the Montreal World Film Festival.



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