“GET ANIMATED!” WITH FREE ANIMATION SCREENINGS AND ACTIVITIES
FROM THE NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA
Toronto, October 12, 2010 – The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is launching the fourth edition of Get Animated!, a series of free animation screenings and activities from October 26 to November 7, 2010, in cities across Canada. An internationally renowned producer of auteur animation, the NFB created Get Animated! as its contribution to International Animation Day, October 28.
Get Animated! will feature new releases from the NFB’s Oscar-winning animation studios, a Fairy Tales for All program for all ages, master classes by renowned NFB animators as well as additional programming in selected cities. The NFB website will also offer a special Get Animated! playlist at
Highlights also include acclaimed new shorts like Claude Cloutier’s The Trenches, Marie-Hélène Turcotte’s The Formation of Clouds, Karl Lemieux’s Mamori, Andrea Dorfman’s Flawed, Matthew Talbot-Kelly’s Glimpse Digital/NFB co-production The Trembling Veil of Bones and Valère Lommel’s The Barewolf.
In addition, Get Animated! showcases new animation from Nunavut this year, with Jonathan Wright’s The Bear Facts, created at the Nunavut Animation Lab.
Fairy Tales for All
This year, Get Animated! also offers a selection of award-winning films for fairy tale lovers of all ages.
Fairy Tales for All also features two animated medieval tales of bravery: Carles Porta Garcia’s François le Vaillant (NFB/Folimage), winner of the Special International Jury Prize at the International Animation Festival, and Pierre-Luc Granjon’s Molly in Springtime, co-produced by Folimage, Piwi, Divertissement Subséquence and the NFB, and named Best Animation at the Banff World Television Festival.
Get Animated! will offer animation master classes in Calgary (led by Cam Christiansen, The Real Place), Winnipeg (Anita Lebeau, Louise), Vancouver (Matthew Talbot-Kelly, The Trembling Veil of Bones) and Halifax (Andrea Dorfman, Flawed).
Montreal’s CinéRobothèque will feature master classes from Theodore Ushev and Chris Robinson (Lipsett Diaries), as well as filmmakers Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski and puppeteer Marcelle Hudon, creators of Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life.
In Toronto, the Mediatheque will screen 3D stereoscopic short films from the NFB’s Hothouse program for emerging filmmakers and present a discussion on the future of 3D filmmaking with Maral Mohammadian, associate producer and production manager of NFB’s 3D StereoLab unit, and Hothouse filmmakers Megan Turnbull and Zane Kozak.
About International Animation Day
About the National Film Board of Canada
The NFB has led the way in auteur animation since 1941, when Norman McLaren founded its first animation unit. Since then, NFB animators have created groundbreaking films using a wide array of techniques
Since 1939, the NFB has created over 13,000 productions and won over 5,000 awards, including 12 Oscars and more than 90 Genies. The NFB’s new website features over 1,800 productions online, and its iPhone and iPad apps are among the most popular and talked-about downloads. Visit NFB.ca today and start watching.