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