75 Years A HISTORY of looking forward

NFB moment of the week

How do you take the pulse of a city?

With cutout animation and a lively soundtrack!

Part of the 5th edition of the NFB’s annual Hothouse animation apprenticeship, Orange is a lively portrait of a city on the move. This very short animation will have you tapping your toes to the beat of a metropolis.

Orange director Sylvie Trouvé worked as an animator and animation director on various projects, from commercials and music videos to television series and documentaries. In 2009, she made her first auteur animation as a participant in Hothouse, a 12-week paid apprenticeship in full-on, all-inclusive, real-world filmmaking for emerging Canadian animators. This year’s Hothouse call for applications has just been released—spread the word in your animation communities!

Orange played at half a dozen festivals, including the prestigious Annecy International Animated Film Festival.

Other notable Hothouse alumni include Oscar® nominee Patrick Doyon (Sunday) and Howie Shia, whose NFB short Flutter received the Open Entries Grand Prize at the Tokyo Anime Awards. You can peruse a playlist of the best and brightest films produced through Hothouse right here.

Don’t forget to check back here every Monday for a brand new NFB Moment of the week, in which we’ll feature one of our many iconic films from the past 75 years.

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Beginning May 2, 2014, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) marks 75 years of innovation and leadership in social-issue documentaries, auteur animation, and most recently, groundbreaking interactive works. The NFB has produced over 13,000 productions and won over 5,000 awards, including 8 Webbys, 9 Canadian Screen Awards, 12 Oscars and more than 90 Genies. To access acclaimed NFB content, visit NFB.ca or download its apps for smartphones, tablets and connected TV.