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Around Is Around

Around Is Around

The second of the two 3-D films--the first is Now Is the Time--commissioned by the British Film Institute to Norman McLaren for the Festival of Britain. It photographs moving ...

Norman McLaren
1951 | 7 min
The Circus

The Circus

In the vestibule of a hospital room, a young boy waits to see his dying mother. The clamor and spiralling movements of bodies around him intensify, forming a grotesque circus ...

Nicolas Brault
2010 | 7 min
CODA

CODA

This short animation draws on advanced digital technologies to offer a new vision of dance in cinema. With motion capture (MoCap) and particle processing, designers Denis Poulin and Martine Époque ...

Denis Poulin & Martine Époque
2014 | 10 min
Drux Flux

Drux Flux

Part figurative, part abstract, Drux Flux is an animated short comprised of fast-flowing images showing modern people crushed by industry. Inspired by One-Dimensional Man, by philosopher Herbert Marcuse, the filmmaker ...

Theodore Ushev
2008 | 4 min
The End of Pinky

The End of Pinky

The End of Pinky revolves around three fallen angels seeking companionship and humanity in the shadows of Montreal’s red-light district. In the film’s mythic, magically realized world, coolly ...

Claire Blanchet
2013 | 8 min
Gloria Victoria

Gloria Victoria

Recycling elements of surrealism and cubism, this animated short by Theodore Ushev focuses on the relationship between art and war. Propelled by the exalting “invasion” theme from Shostakovich’s Leningrad ...

Theodore Ushev
2012 | 6 min
If I Was God...

If I Was God...

In this short animated film, a Grade 7 boy’s mind starts to wander while dissecting a frog in Biology class. What would you do if you suddenly found yourself ...

Cordell Barker
2014 | 8 min
Impromptu

Impromptu

Impromptu reminds us of the redemptive power of food, wine, music and love, as seen through the eyes of a modern man. While preparing yet another gourmet dinner for his ...

Bruce Alcock
2013 | 10 min
Let the Daylight into the Swamp

Let the Daylight into the Swamp

In this experimental short, filmmaker Jeffrey St. Jules reconstructs the story of his grandparents and their rugged frontier existence in the logging towns of Northern Ontario. A blend of fiction ...

Jeffrey St. Jules
2012 | 36 min
Lost Action: Trace

Lost Action: Trace

This short film addresses the revolving cycles of human conflict through contemporary dance. Celebrated choreographer Crystal Pite and dance filmmakers Marlene Millar & Philip Szporer commemorate the fading legacies of WWI ...

Marlene MillarCrystal Pite & Philip Szporer
2011 | 3 min
Minotaur

Minotaur

In this short animation, the archetypal hero takes a journey through seven stages: birth, childhood, mission, labyrinth, monster, battle and death/rebirth. Through purely abstract, moving images, the corresponding emotional ...

Munro Ferguson
2014 | 6 min
Moon Man

Moon Man

Moon Man is an animated short inspired by the song “Moon Man Newfie,” composed and sung by Canadian music legend Stompin' Tom Connors. It tells the story of folk hero ...

Paul Morstad
2004 | 3 min
Now Is the Time

Now Is the Time

Along with Around Is Around, one of two 3-D films commissioned by the British Film Institute for the Festival of Britain. Photographed paper cutouts and images drawn directly on film ...

Norman McLaren
1951 | 3 min
O Canada

O Canada

This very short stereoscopic film by Evelyn Lambart uses drawings to suggest movement across Canada’s ever-changing countryside.

Evelyn Lambart
1952 | 1 min
ORA

ORA

ORA is a stunning meeting between the artistic worlds of choreographer José Navas and filmmaker Philippe Baylaucq. It is the first film to use 3D thermal imaging, producing visuals like ...

Philippe Baylaucq
2011 | 15 min
Petra's Poem

Petra's Poem

In this short film, Toronto artist Petra Tolley, who has Down syndrome, performs a soliloquy that encapsulates her distinctive take on the social self. Drawing from her emotional experiences, she ...

Shira Avni
2012 | 4 min
Private Eyes

Private Eyes

This 3D stereoscopic animation tells the story of Matthew, a boy who is never afraid of the dark. Since he's been in darkness all his life, Matthew has eyes ...

Nicola Lemay
2011 | 14 min
Ryan

Ryan

This Oscar®-winning animated short from Chris Landreth is based on the life of Ryan Larkin, a Canadian animator who produced some of the most influential animated films of his ...

Chris Landreth
2004 | 13 min
A Sea Turtle Story

A Sea Turtle Story

This animated short chronicles the life cycle of the critically endangered sea turtle. Capturing the beauty of the ecosystems that sea turtles inhabit, the film is ideal for all audiences ...

Kathy Shultz
2012 | 9 min
Subconscious Password

Subconscious Password

In the middle of a crowded bar, Charles is feeling increasingly desperate. The cause of his misery is his old friend... you know... what’s-his-name... Directed by Chris Landreth, the ...

Chris Landreth
2013 | 10 min
Tower Bawher

Tower Bawher

This animated short by Theodore Ushev is like a whirlwind tour of Russian constructivist art and is filled with visual references to artists of the era, including Vertov, Stenberg, Rodchenko ...

Theodore Ushev
2006 | 3 min
Twirligig

Twirligig

A stereoscopic animated film based on the techniques used by McLaren in Now Is the Time. Both the sound and the visuals were hand-drawn directly upon the film.

1952 | 3 min
Vive la rose

Vive la rose

Based on the last recording by one of Newfoundland's foremost traditional music performers, Emile Benoit's tender delivery of the 18th century French song is the heart of Vive ...

Bruce Alcock
2009 | 6 min
The Wobble Incident

The Wobble Incident

The Wobble Incident is an erratic journey through layers of cinematic illusion. When the First Sound rings out in a silent cartoon world, two characters experience momentous change as their ...

Claire Blanchet & Sam Vipond
2009 | 4 min