Lipsett Diaries, directed by Theodore Ushev and produced by Marc Bertrand for the National Film Board of Canada, has won Best Animated Short at the 31st annual Genie Awards, presented by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. The NFB offers its warmest congratulations to Mr. Ushev and the entire filmmaking team.
Lipsett Diaries grew out of a meeting between Chris Robinson, writer and programmer for the Ottawa International Animation Festival, and filmmaker and illustrator Theodore Ushev. Narrated by actor/director Xavier Dolan, Lipsett Diaries takes the form of a journal chronicling the tormented life of cinematic genius Arthur Lipsett, from his solitary childhood until his suicide in 1986. Â
After winning a Special Mention in the Short Film category at the 2010 Annecy International Animated Film Festival, the Lipsett Diaries also took home a Special International Jury Prize at the Hiroshima International Animation Festival and won the Canadian Film Institute Award for Best Canadian Animation at the Ottawa International Animation Festival last October. Â