Extraterrestrial love, wartime trauma, the pains of becoming an adult: what will catch voters’ attention?
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Have you ever given a brain massage before?
Pajek’s new short will world premiere this month at the Ottawa Int’l Animation Festival.
Drouin was known for the striking shorts he made at the National Film Board of Canada, such as “Mindscape” and “Imprints.”
You know, when I was a boy, I fell in love with the Virgin Mary. It happened in a little Bavarian town called Altötting.
Joanna Quinn’s new film “Affairs of the Art” took years to make, but that was a reward in itself: “It was like an extended college, and I felt I was learning new things about animation, drawing, and direction all the time.”
Fukushima, who has retired, served as executive producer of the English Animation Studio for more than seven years.
Existential and spiritual themes run through all four films: “The Great Malaise,” “I, Barnabé,” “Altötting,” and “4 North A.”
At Montreal’s Les Sommets festival last week, two veteran managers of awards campaigns spoke about their work. Here are our key takeaways.
Noël will help implement the NFB’s 2020–2023 Strategic Plan, which the organization stresses will give more agency to creators.
The festival’s industry events will be held online and free to all. Film screenings have been postponed to next year.
“To my eyes, this is a genuine work of theater,” says Jean.
“Je vois dans ce film un véritable travail dramaturgique,” dit Jean.
Lean into loneliness — and know you’re not alone in it.
We consider some films very likely to be competing for an Oscar, from Pixar’s latest to an indie film made for $80.
“This film had everything for me: experimentation, creativity, visuals, sound, movement, rhythm, tempo, dynamics, pace, energy,” says Keukeleire.
A surreal ode to rebirth and reinvention haunted by the genial spectre of Buster Keaton.
A loving elegy to a friend lost to suicide.
“I wasn’t sure what the film was about,” says Clapin, “and that hardly mattered to me.”