Tomorrow night in Manhattan, the National Film Board of Canada will present its latest films.
Veteran Polish filmmaker Piotr Dumala won the short film grand prize for “Hipopotamy” at the Ottawa International Animation Festival, which wrapped up its 2014 edition yesterday.
Any reason to celebrate the National Film Board of Canada is a good one; the NFB is a model for government-funded arts organizations, both in the freedom granted its filmmakers and its long string of successes.
An amusing reflection on our habit of looking before we leap. What he shows us is the little person inside each of us, the cautious character we all know, who acts to keep us out of trouble but also in a state of defeat. The film show how to face up to your fears, how to make your worst fears look plain silly.
To commemorate the National Film Board of Canada’s 75th anniversary, Canada Post released a set of five stamps this month that celebrate the government-run studio’s films.
The NFB StopMo Studio app for the iPad provides essentially everything you need to jump into creating an animated film. You won’t have any issues getting comfortable with the user interface if you’ve worked with animation programs before, and it seems more than approachable for newcomers young and old. Once you open up the program, you’re welcomed with a short and succinct tutorial that covers the basic tools, and then opens up to allow you to explore the rest of the options available.
In this short animation, Oscar-winning director Chris Landreth (“Ryan”) uses a common social gaffe—forgetting somebody’s name—as the starting point for a mind-bending romp through the unconscious.
In a survey of festival programmers and critics, Theodore Ushev’s “Gloria Victoria” was the most well liked animated short of the year.