“Ugly,” a film made with funding from Cartoon Brew, won the short film grand prize tonight at the Ottawa International Animation Festival.
The National Film Board of Canada has launched a timely series of 14 shorts, describing them as “public service alerts for a new era.”
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.
Animation is overtaking the streets of downtown Montreal’s entertainment district, the Quartier des Spectacles, and various cities in Scotland in honor of Norman McLaren’s centennial.
In a survey of festival programmers and critics, Theodore Ushev’s “Gloria Victoria” was the most well liked animated short of the year.