The 2018 Canadian Screen Awards were announced last week and we are shining a spotlight on the winner and nominees in this year’s Animated Shorts category.
Big congratulations to Matthey Rankin who was this year’s winner, with his film “The Tesla World Light”.
New York, 1905. Visionary inventor Nikola Tesla makes one final appeal to J.P. Morgan, his erstwhile benefactor. Inspired by real events, this electrifying short is a spectacular burst of image and sound that draws as much from the tradition of avant-garde cinema as it does from animated documentary.
Rankin’s film is coming soon to the NFB, but for now enjoy the trailer.
The other nominees in the Animated Shorts category this year, are also must see films, which include:
A film by Chintis Lundgren, Draško Ivezić, Jelena Popović.
Manivald, a fox, is turning 33. Overeducated, unemployed and generally uninspired, he lives with his overbearing, retired mother. It is an easy life, but not a good one. This unhealthy co-dependence changes when the washing machine breaks down and Toomas, a sexy wolf repairman, arrives to fix it, and them.
A film by Eva Cvijanović, Vanja Andrijević and Jelena Popović.
In a lush and lively forest lives a hedgehog. He is respected and envied by the other animals. However, Hedgehog’s devotion to his home annoys a quartet of insatiable beasts. Together, they march off towards Hedgehog’s home and spark a tense and prickly standoff.
Dam The Story of Kit The Beaver
A film by Kjell Boersma and Josh Clavir.
DAM! The Story of Kit the Beaver is an animated film that’s not about your average beaver. It’s the tale of Kit, a very independent (and easily distracted) young beaver who loves to explore the sounds of the forest she lives in. Animated short with original orchestral score performed by The Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
Fox And The Whale
A film by Robin Joseph.
The tale of a curious fox who goes in search of an elusive whale. A journey of longing and discovery.
Congrats again to all of this year’s nominees and winners!