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4 North A

4 North A

A woman sits in a hospital room, alone with her dying father. As the din of hospital noises pushes her to confront her inevitable loss, she escapes into a series ...

Jordan Canning & Howie Shia
2020 | 0 s
55 Socks

55 Socks

Based on a poem by Marie Jacobs, the animated short 55 Socks, by Oscar-winning director Co Hoedeman, pays tribute to the ingenuity of the Dutch people during a dark period ...

Co Hoedeman
2011 | 8 min
Alchemists

Alchemists

This short animation is a visual fantasy, a gripping tale that is "larger-than-life" in its themes: life, death and rebirth; creation and destruction; permanence and impermanence, spontaneity and control. Bold ...

Heidi Blomkvist
1991 | 11 min
Alter Egos

Alter Egos

In this award-winning animation-documentary, we meet two unusual artists. Ryan Larkin was once a brilliant filmmaker who ended up on the streets in Montreal. Chris Landreth is a rising star ...

Laurence Green
2004 | 52 min
Altötting

Altötting

“You know, when I was a boy, I fell in love with the Virgin Mary. It happened in a little Bavarian town called Altötting.” Mesmerizing, haunting, and deeply personal, Altötting ...

Andreas Hykade
2020 | 11 min
Animal Behaviour

Animal Behaviour

The NFB's 75th Oscar®-nomination (Animated Short Film).

Dealing with what comes naturally isn’t easy, especially for animals. In Animal Behaviour, the latest animated short from the Oscar ...

Alison Snowden & David Fine
2018 | 14 min
Animate Everything!

Animate Everything!

Spaceships soar into space. Dots dance on a page. Rocks and twigs transform into expressive faces. Kids can easily create this kind of magic themselves, and all they require are ...

2010 | 15 min
Antagonia

Antagonia

This short animation film takes place in a topsy-turvy land of ice, water and sky. What does the penguin think about on the barren ice floes? How can a cataclysm ...

Nicolas Brault
2002 | 8 min
The Apprentice

The Apprentice

In this animated short from Richard Condie (The Big Snit), an old fool meets a young fool at a crossroads in the 14th century. The old fool stays behind while ...

Richard Condie
1991 | 9 min
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
An Artist

An Artist

In this short animation, a girl is so carried away by her love of music that she forgets about her household chores. Her father tells her to finish the dishes ...

Michèle Cournoyer
1994 | 5 min
Assembly

Assembly

This experimental short animation is inspired by the NFB's Studio D (1975-1994), a production department aimed at creating filmmaking opportunities for women in Canada. Featuring a rhythmic soundscape and ...

Jenn Strom
2012 | 4 min
Asthma Tech

Asthma Tech

In this animated short, young Winston, who suffers from chronic asthma, isn’t able to participate in the everyday activities of his peers and classmates. He copes with the predicament ...

Jonathan Ng
2006 | 7 min
BAM

BAM

A modern adaptation of the myth of Hercules, BAM tells the story of a young boxer struggling to negotiate between his shy, bookish nature and a divinely violent temper.  Where ...

Howie Shia
2015 | 6 min
Banquet of the Concubine

Banquet of the Concubine

In the year 746, during the Tang Dynasty, a banquet is given in the Imperial City in honour of Emperor Li’s favourite concubine. An unsatisfied craving, suspected infidelity and ...

Hefang Wei
2012 | 12 min
The Barewolf

The Barewolf

The werewolves that live in this secluded place are particularly savage: when not attacking anything that moves, they spend their time arguing and fighting. Driven by instinct, one young werewolf ...

Valère Lommel & Joke Van Der Steen
2010 | 10 min
The Basketball Game

The Basketball Game

This animated short tells the story of an epic basketball game between kids attending Jewish camp and students of a notorious local Holocaust denier. Nine-year-old Hart is attending Jewish summer ...

Hart Snider
2011 | 5 min
Bead Game

Bead Game

In this animated short, thousands of beads are arranged and manipulated, assuming shapes of creatures both mythical and real. They continually devour, merge, and absorb one another in explosions of ...

Ishu Patel
1977 | 5 min
Big Drive

Big Drive

This short animation film tells the story of a family road trip across the Canadian prairies set in the 1970s. In an era before in-car movies and video games, 4 ...

Anita Lebeau
2011 | 9 min
Big Mouth

Big Mouth

This animated short tells the story of Trudy, a little girl who is equal parts truthful and rude. A bright-minded and quick-witted child, Trudy has an unfiltered and deeply curious ...

Andrea Dorfman
2012 | 8 min
Blind Vaysha

Blind Vaysha

Nominated for the 2017 Academy Award® for Best Animated Short Film!

This short film tells the story of Vaysha, a young girl born with one green eye and one brown ...

Theodore Ushev
2016 | 8 min
Blood Manifesto

Blood Manifesto

In this short animation, Theodore Ushev signs a violent, brutal and troubling political statement in his own blood and narrates it in his own gravelly voice. All over the world ...

Theodore Ushev
2015 | 2 min
Bob's Birthday

Bob's Birthday

This film took home an Oscar® for Best Animated Short Film. When Margaret plans a celebration for her husband Bob, she underestimates the sudden impact of middle age on his ...

Alison Snowden & David Fine
1993 | 12 min
Bone Mother

Bone Mother

A vain and arrogant youth dares to enter Baba Yaga’s living house of bones. What emerges will forever fill our nights with terror.

Dale Hayward & Sylvie Trouvé
2018 | 8 min
Bonifacio in Summertime

Bonifacio in Summertime

Bonifacio in Summertime is an animated film for the whole family, a colourful tale that continues the adventures of Princess Molly and her three best friends. During her summer vacation ...

Pierre-Luc Granjon & Antoine Lanciaux
2011 | 26 min
Bus Story

Bus Story

A woman signs up to drive a school bus. But her idyllic view of the job is sorely tested when she meets her surly boss—nicknamed “Killer”—and discovers that ...

Tali
2014 | 10 min
Bydlo

Bydlo

An allegory of mankind heading for disaster, this animated short is a tragic vision inspired by the 4th movement of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Drawing on the composer ...

Patrick Bouchard
2012 | 8 min
The Cannonball Woman

The Cannonball Woman

Madeleine the human cannonball puts on a spectacular travelling show with her husband. But at home, every day seems to unfold just like the one before it. The Cannonball Woman ...

Albertine Zullo & David Toutevoix
2017 | 14 min
Carface

Carface

In this animated short, a Chevrolet Bel Air 1957 offers an ironic take on the iconic American ballad “Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)”. The Chevy’s bumper ...

Claude Cloutier
2015 | 4 min
Cat Meets Dog

Cat Meets Dog

A mysterious invitation of a romantic nature kicks off this adventure of parallel lives and parallel worlds. Acclaimed animator Paul Driessen’s latest short is a wandering tale of desire ...

Paul Driessen
2014 | 11 min
Caterpillarplasty

Caterpillarplasty

Fusing elements of Kafka and Kubrick, Caterpillarplasty is a prescient, grotesque sci-fi satire that lifts plastic surgery to another level. A powerful and sardonic take on a social obsession with ...

David Barlow-Krelina
2018 | 5 min
A Change of Scenery

A Change of Scenery

Meet Annie, a woman who, despite being caught up in the circus of everyday life, finds her balance. Using live-action footage and traditional animation, filmmaker Anita Lebeau takes us on ...

Anita Lebeau
2019 | 3 min
Charles

Charles

Charles knows he’s not like other kids. Every day at school, he’s reminded that his life isn’t like that of his classmates. Every day at home, he ...

Dominic-Étienne Simard
2017 | 10 min
The Chinese Violin

The Chinese Violin

In this animated short, a young girl and her father move from China to Canada, bringing only their Chinese violin along for the journey. As they face the challenge of ...

Joe Chang
2002 | 8 min
Christopher Changes His Name

Christopher Changes His Name

This animated short for children tells the story of Christopher, a little boy who didn't want to be called Christopher anymore. Such a common name! When Aunty Gail from ...

Cilia Sawadogo
2000 | 6 min
Christopher, Please Clean Up Your Room!

Christopher, Please Clean Up Your Room!

This short animated film stars Christopher, a terrific kid with one major problem… he's messy! His shoes smell funky, his fish bowl stinks, and even the cockroaches can't ...

Vincent Gauthier
2001 | 7 min
Circuit marine

Circuit marine

"Dans la grande chaîne alimentaire de la vie, où il fallait que nous passions... ", aurait pu chanter un Raymond Lévesque facétieux, s'il s'était inspiré de Circuit marine, petite ...

Isabelle Favez
2003 | 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
Collector – Hothouse 12

Collector – Hothouse 12

A pair of unlikely travellers encounter a young man on the highway who seems to have forgotten that he can be seen. Collector explores the concept of semi-private spaces and ...

Kassia Ward
2019 | 1 min
Concerto Grosso Modo

Concerto Grosso Modo

This short animation is a playful introduction to musical notation. Music notes, suddenly infused with life, begin building a score. Working like ants, they assemble one by one the many ...

François Aubry
1985 | 6 min
The Conquerors

The Conquerors

In this animated short, a young couple washed onto a strange, inhospitable shore, attempts to transform the land into an Eden. Through great effort they prosper, learning to conquer nature ...

Tibor Banoczki & Sarolta Szabo
2011 | 12 min
A Cow's Tale

A Cow's Tale

Does technology make our lives easier?

Audrey works away at her computer and she encounters a problem. Nothing seems to help: neither a co-worker's advice, nor the user manual ...

John Tanasiciuk
2006 | 5 min
The Danish Poet

The Danish Poet

This Oscar®-winning short animation follows Kasper, a poet whose creative well has run dry, on a holiday to Norway to meet the famous writer Sigrid Undset. Kasper attempts to ...

Torill Kove
2006 | 15 min
The Day Is Listening

The Day Is Listening

A man loves a woman; both of them love literature. Through the imagery of Félix Dufour-Laperrière and the poetry of Hélène Dorion, this film delicately depicts the murmur of its ...

Félix Dufour-Laperrière
2013 | 8 min
Deep Threat

Deep Threat

Zlatko Grgic's short animated film depicts how humans evolved from the sea and the problems that ensued. Using humour, he shows how industry leads to waste and pollution, which ...

Zlatko Grgic
1977 | 7 min
Deyzangeroo

Deyzangeroo

“Deyzangeroo” is a ritual performed in the Iranian port city of Bushehr. Influenced by the city’s colonial rule by the British and Portuguese, and the African slaves that followed ...

Ehsan Gharib
2017 | 4 min
Dominoes

Dominoes

Dominoes animates the tiles of this age-old game to illustrate an oddly shaped domino's struggle to belong. Set to tunes inspired by Brazil's chorinho music, the film gives ...

Daniel Schorr
2006 | 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
Edmond Was a Donkey

Edmond Was a Donkey

This animated short about social conformity tells the story of Edmond - a very "different" sort of guy. When his co-workers jokingly crown him with a pair of donkey ears, Edmond ...

Franck Dion
2012 | 15 min
Elephantrio

Elephantrio

In this zany tale, three storybook characters experience the dangers and temptations of life while trying to maintain physical and moral integrity. Three well-known animators collaborated to create this potpourri ...

Paul DriessenGraeme Ross & John Weldon
1985 | 9 min
Embraced

Embraced

Standing before an open window, a woman gazes at black clouds darkening the horizon. She loves two men—the one who shares her present, and the one who marked her ...

Justine Vuylsteker
2018 | 5 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
Fair Phyllis

Fair Phyllis

Fair Phyllis affirms to all women 'You're not alone!' in the craziness of busy, multi-tasking lives--what with the demands of career, the kids or just trying to get a ...

Beth Portman
2003 | 9 min
The Fake Calendar – Hothouse 12

The Fake Calendar – Hothouse 12

A neon glimpse into a personal world within an urban landscape. From FOMO to JOMO, The Fake Calendar is an artist’s expression of how people come up with interesting ...

Meky Ottawa
2019 | 1 min
Flawed

Flawed

Flawed is nothing less than a beautiful gift from Andrea Dorfman's vivid imagination, a charming little film about very big ideas. Dorfman has the uncanny ability to transform the ...

Andrea Dorfman
2010 | 12 min
Flocons

Flocons

This short animation was created using tests created in the production of A Chairy Tale (1957) by master of animation Norman McLaren. Flocons is set to the music of Tchaikovsky ...

Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre
2014 | 2 min
The Formation of Clouds

The Formation of Clouds

Childhood is a private, fragile terrain in which the marks of our explorations are inscribed. A delicate, sensitive evocation of burgeoning desire, The Formation of Clouds follows the steps of ...

Marie-Hélène Turcotte
2010 | 10 min
Forming Game

Forming Game

This animated short from Malcolm Sutherland is an engaging dance of shapes and sounds. The "game" is played by opening the box, unfolding the board and placing shapes on it ...

Malcolm Sutherland
2008 | 5 min
The Fox and the Chickadee

The Fox and the Chickadee

A starving fox discovers a lone chickadee caught in a farmer’s trap. The hapless chickadee turns the tables by proposing a plan that would provide the fox with food ...

Evan DeRushie
2012 | 7 min
Freaks of Nurture

Freaks of Nurture

A stop-motion film about a mother-daughter relationship bursting at the seams with babies, poodles and flying spaghetti.

Alexandra Lemay
2018 | 6 min
Free Love

Free Love

This animated short presents two friends who meet in a Paris café – one single, the other in an open relationship. As they catch up on each other's lives, it ...

Aude Picault
2017 | 3 min
The Friends of Kwan Ming

The Friends of Kwan Ming

This animated short tells the story of Kwan Ming, a man who left China to live and work in the New World. Once at destination, Kwan Ming and three traveling ...

Christine Amber Tang
2002 | 7 min
From Far Away

From Far Away

This short animation tells the story of Saoussan, a young girl struggling to adjust to life in Canada after being uprooted from her wartorn homeland. She has come to seek ...

Shira Avni & Serene El-haj Daoud
2000 | 6 min
From the Big Bang to Tuesday Morning

From the Big Bang to Tuesday Morning

Propelled by Claude Cloutier’s signature drawing style and absurdist humour, this animated short offers an overview of the evolution of life on Earth from rock to human, with some ...

Claude Cloutier
2000 | 5 min
The Garden of Ecos

The Garden of Ecos

In this animated short, animals and plants are living peacefully together in a large garden until predators attack and ravage their habitat, stealing food and destroying plants. This creates an ...

Co Hoedeman
1997 | 10 min
Gertie

Gertie

GERTIE THE DINOSAUR (1914) is considered the first-ever character animation film, created by pioneering American cartoonist, animator, and impresario, Winsor McCay. In the film, Gertie interacts with her surroundings but ...

Winsor McCay
2018 | 7 min
The Girl Who Hated Books

The Girl Who Hated Books

This animated short about literacy introduces us to Meena, a young girl who hates books even though her parents love to read. Books are everywhere in Meena's house, in ...

Jo Meuris
2006 | 7 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
The Great Malaise

The Great Malaise

In the voiceover for this animated short, a young woman attempts to describe herself, casting her life in the ideal light that society expects. The film’s imagery, however, tells ...

Catherine Lepage
2019 | 5 min
HA'Aki

HA'Aki

In this short abstract-impressionist film the animation and music were made simultaneously in an organic process of symbiotic creativity. Filmmaker Iriz Pääbo tells the highly subjective story of a complete ...

Iriz Pääbo
2008 | 4 min
The Head Vanishes

The Head Vanishes

In this poetic short, animator Franck Dion (Edmond was a Donkey) invites us to share the journey of Jacqueline, an elderly woman living with degenerative dementia. Jacqueline isn’t quite ...

Franck Dion
2016 | 9 min
Hedgehog's Home

Hedgehog's Home

Winner of over 35 international awards, Hedgehog's Home is an animated film by Eva Cvijanović. Based on the classic story by Branko Ćopić, a writer from the former Yugoslavia ...

Eva Cvijanovic
2017 | 10 min
Here and the Great Elsewhere

Here and the Great Elsewhere

This abstract yet compelling philosophical tale uses the Alexeïeff-Parker pinscreen as a metaphor for the particles that make up the universe. Through 4 tableaux that explore her character’s thoughts ...

Michèle Lemieux
2012 | 14 min
Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life

Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life

Once Jennie had everything. The terrier had two food bowls, two pillows, and for cold weather, a red wool sweater. She even had a master who loved her. But Jennie ...

Chris Lavis & Maciek Szczerbowski
2010 | 23 min
Hollow Land

Hollow Land

This animated short is a story about the eternal search for home. Hollow Land begins, as all such searches must, with the dream of utopia. Solomon and Berta are two ...

Michelle Kranot & Uri Kranot
2013 | 14 min
How People Got Fire

How People Got Fire

This introspective short animation takes place In the village of Carcross, in the Tagish First Nation. Neighbourhood pillar Grandma Kay tell the local children the tale of how Crow brought ...

Daniel Janke
2008 | 16 min
Hungu

Hungu

Under the African sun, a child walks in the desert with his kin. Death is prowling, but a mother's soul resurrected by music will return strength and life to ...

Nicolas Brault
2008 | 9 min
I Don't Feel Anything Anymore

I Don't Feel Anything Anymore

He’s a magician. She’s a firefighter. Isolating themselves from the chaos of a world in turmoil, the two lovers live in a crane basket high in the sky ...

Noémie Marsily & Carl Roosens
2016 | 9 min
I Like Girls

I Like Girls

In this animated short from Diane Obomsawin, four women reveal the nitty-gritty about their first loves, sharing funny and intimate tales of one-sided infatuation, mutual attraction, erotic moments, and fumbling ...

Diane Obomsawin
2016 | 8 min
I Was a Child of Holocaust Survivors

I Was a Child of Holocaust Survivors

This short animation is director Ann Marie Fleming’s animated adaptation of Bernice Eisenstein’s acclaimed illustrated memoir. Using the healing power of humour, the film probes the taboos around ...

Ann Marie Fleming
2010 | 15 min
I, Barnabé

I, Barnabé

I, Barnabé takes a luminous look at a desperate man’s existential crisis. During a night of stormy drunkenness, he receives a visit from a mysterious bird and is forced ...

Jean-François Lévesque
2020 | 15 min
I'm OK

I'm OK

It is 1915, Expressionist artist Oskar Kokoschka’s tempestuous love affair with Alma Mahler ends dramatically and he volunteers to fight in the First World War. This animated film explores ...

Elizabeth Hobbs
2018 | 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
In Deep Waters

In Deep Waters

From the moment they are conceived, twin babies forge a close bond in their mother’s womb. But when one twin dies in utero, the surviving twin is left with ...

Sarah Van Den Boom
2014 | 12 min
In Pieces

In Pieces

Paule Baillargeon is 37 years old, 11 years old, 65 years old. . . In this film composed of fragments, she tells her story: the story of a woman, a filmmaker, a ...

2011 | 1 h 21 min
Inspector Street

Inspector Street

This short animation begins with a newspaper, discarded on a public bench, whose headlines warn of unusual phenomena. A gust of wind animates the paper's pages, conjuring strange and ...

Emmanuelle Loslier
2013 | 8 min
Islet

Islet

Combining figurative abstraction with magic realism, this animated short depicts a world in which whales fall out of the sky and fish turn into balloons. It is a black and ...

Nicolas Brault
2003 | 7 min
It's a Dog's Life

It's a Dog's Life

This short animation features Fifi the dog, who fantasizes about interstellar travel as an escape from his day-to-day existence as the family scapegoat. While doing whatever it takes to please ...

Julie Rembauville & Nicolas Bianco-Levrin
2012 | 7 min
Itch

Itch

Itch is an abstract expression of what it feels like to experience an eczema flare-up.

This film was made as part of the 9th edition of the NFB's Hothouse ...

Su-An Ng
2013 | 1 min
Jaime Lo, Small and Shy

Jaime Lo, Small and Shy

In this animated short, Jaime Lo's father is sent to Hong Kong for a year-long work assignment. A shy Chinese-Canadian girl, Jaime Lo must use her creativity to cope ...

Lillian Chan
2006 | 7 min
Jutra

Jutra

This semi-animated documentary is a creative, colourful portrait of the great Quebec filmmaker Claude Jutra, director of Mon oncle Antoine and star and co-director, with Norman McLaren, of A Chairy ...

Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre
2013 | 13 min
Kali the Little Vampire

Kali the Little Vampire

This animated short tells the story of Kali, a young vampire who suffers from not being able to live in the light. Living in the shadows and inspiring fear, he ...

Regina Pessoa
2012 | 9 min
Kaspar (Inspired by the Life of Kaspar Hauser)

Kaspar (Inspired by the Life of Kaspar Hauser)

This animated short by Diane Obomsawin tells the story of Kaspar, a young man who discovers life - and light - after spending his entire life in a dark cave with a ...

Diane Obomsawin
2012 | 8 min
Land of the Heads

Land of the Heads

This animated short tells the tale of a vampire forced go out every night to separate children from their heads. The reason? His vain wife wants to replace her wrinkled ...

Cédric Louis & Claude Barras
2009 | 6 min
Léon in Wintertime

Léon in Wintertime

In this short puppet animation we meet Léon, an 8-year-old adopted bear suffering from an identity crisis. The distraught cub runs away from home in wintertime and embarks on many ...

Pierre-Luc Granjon & Pascal Le Nôtre
2007 | 27 min
Lights for Gita

Lights for Gita

This animated short is the story of Gita, an 8-year-old girl who can't wait to celebrate Divali - the Hindu festival of lights - in her new home in Canada. But ...

Michel Vo
2001 | 7 min
Lipsett Diaries

Lipsett Diaries

This animated short by Theodore Ushev depicts the maelstrom of anguish that tormented Arthur Lipsett, a famed Canadian experimental filmmaker who died at the age of 49. His descent into ...

Theodore Ushev
2010 | 14 min
Loon Dreaming

Loon Dreaming

This animated short makes us see the world through the eyes of a loon. We dive down deep into the waters in pursuit of fish, launch skyward from the water ...

Iriz Pääbo
2002 | 7 min
The Lost Town of Switez

The Lost Town of Switez

In 19th-century Poland, a traveller loses his way in the forest one stormy night. He witnesses the last days of a medieval town under attack by ruthless warriors. The grandiose ...

Kamil Polak
2012 | 20 min
Louise

Louise

This animated short is an ode to Louise, a fiercely independent 96-year old inspired by animator Anita Lebeau's grandmother. Speaking in her own voice, Louise takes us through a ...

Anita Lebeau
2003 | 10 min
Mabel's Saga

Mabel's Saga

This short animation celebrates menopause through the story of Mabel. She’s juggling work, teenagers and an elderly mom. Now she’s got hot flashes and chin hairs! Before you ...

JoDee Samuelson
2004 | 15 min
MacPherson

MacPherson

This animated film by Martine Chartrand (Black Soul) recounts the friendship between a young Félix Leclerc and Frank Randolph Macpherson, a Jamaican chemical engineer and university graduate who worked for ...

Martine Chartrand
2012 | 10 min
The Magic of Anansi

The Magic of Anansi

This animated short tells the story of Anansi, a little spider who is tired of being snubbed by other the jungle animals, especially Mr. Tiger. As Anansi plots and schemes ...

Jamie Mason
2001 | 6 min
Mamie

Mamie

Mamie lives in Gaspésie in a house that faces away from the sea. Her granddaughter wonders: “Why isn’t Mamie interested in me or her other grandchildren? Why won’t ...

Janice Nadeau
2016 | 6 min
Mamori

Mamori

Mamori transports us into a black-and-white universe of fluid shapes, dappled and striated with shadows and light, where the texture of the visuals and of the celluloid itself have been ...

Karl Lemieux
2010 | 7 min
The Man Who Slept

The Man Who Slept

A young woman shares her life with a sleeping ghost. She lives in the denial of a loss that has left her all alone. This vibrantly textured animated film is ...

Inès Sedan
2009 | 11 min
Manivald

Manivald

Manivald, a fox, is turning 33. Overeducated, unemployed and generally uninspired, he lives with his overbearing, retired mother and spends his days learning piano while she makes his coffee and ...

Chintis Lundgren
2017 | 12 min
Maq and the Spirit of the Woods

Maq and the Spirit of the Woods

This animated short tells the story of Maq, a Mi'kmaq boy who realizes his potential with the help of inconspicuous mentors. When an elder in the community offers him ...

Phyllis Grant
2006 | 8 min
Mary & Myself

Mary & Myself

Mary & Myself is a story within a story, a meta-narrative about two Chinese-Canadian women making their theatrical debut playing “comfort women” in The Vagina Monologues. Fusing activism and performance, this ...

Sam Decoste
2013 | 6 min
McLaren Now: Program 2

McLaren Now: Program 2

2014 marks the centenary of the birth of Norman McLaren, this affable explorer of cinema's uncharted territories, this adventurer of the most astonishing visual and soundscapes.

Surprising, stimulating, inventive ...

2014 | 1 h 7 min
McLaren Now: Program 3

McLaren Now: Program 3

2014 marks the centenary of the birth of Norman McLaren, this affable explorer of cinema's uncharted territories, this adventurer of the most astonishing visual and soundscapes.

Surprising, stimulating, inventive ...

2014 | 59 min
Me and My Moulton

Me and My Moulton

A seven-year-old girl whose parents are hopelessly unconventional modern architects envies other normal Norwegian families of the sixties. There is unexpected drama the summer she and her sisters ask her ...

Torill Kove
2014 | 13 min
Mind Me Good Now!

Mind Me Good Now!

In this animated short 2 children, Tina and Dalby, disobey their mama with almost tragic consequences. Having strayed away from home, they run afoul of a local "cocoya," a wicked ...

Chris Cormier & Derek Cummings
2005 | 8 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
Molly in Springtime

Molly in Springtime

It’s carnival in Balthasarville and the scoundrel Bonifacio is scheming to overthrow Léon and become King Quack. But he’s outsmarted by Molly Gingerbread and her friend Hedgehog, who ...

Pierre-Luc Granjon
2009 | 27 min
Monsieur Pointu

Monsieur Pointu

This animated short about virtuoso stage entertainer Monsieur Pointu (Paul Cormier) is screen magic at its best. Here, the man and his violin are literally taken apart - head, feet, limbs ...

Bernard Longpré & André Leduc
1975 | 12 min
Monsieur Pug

Monsieur Pug

Who is Monsieur Pug? Why, a dog with bad cholesterol and high blood pressure! And a dog who loves his pie and ice cream. Who relaxes by making origami. In ...

Janet Perlman
2014 | 9 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
Muybridge's Strings

Muybridge's Strings

Can time be made to stand still? Can it be reversed? Koji Yamamura’s Muybridge's Strings is a meditation on this theme, contrasting the worlds of the photographer Eadweard ...

Koji Yamamura
2011 | 12 min
My Heart Attack

My Heart Attack

This animated short from Sheldon Cohen (The Sweater) tells the true story of a "nice Jewish boy with Buddhist inclinations" who suffers a heart attack. At the crossroads of documentary ...

Sheldon Cohen
2015 | 13 min
My Little Underground

My Little Underground

In this autobiographical animated short, Elise Simard crafts the story of a young girl seeking self-discovery and rebirth. Drifting between real and imagined events, the film uses time-lapse photography with ...

Élise Simard
2012 | 6 min
My Yiddish Papi

My Yiddish Papi

A young woman decides not to answer a phone call from her grandfather, unaware that it will be his last. When he dies, she is overwhelmed with guilt and regret ...

Éléonore Goldberg
2017 | 7 min
Mystery of the Secret Room

Mystery of the Secret Room

This animated short introduces us to Grace, a 10-year-old girl who uses her creative superpowers to navigate the emotional landscape of her mother's depression. It's an inspiring portrait ...

Wanda Nolan
2016 | 5 min
Nadine

Nadine

From out of nowhere, the most beautiful girl in the world sits at the table across from me at the library. Is this a stroke of good luck or bad ...

Patrick Péris
2017 | 4 min
Naked Island - Albertosaurus

Naked Island - Albertosaurus

DARE TO PANIC. A poke at climate-change deniers.

Munro Ferguson
2017 | 36 s
Naked Island - All We Need Is War

Naked Island - All We Need Is War

ALL MEN ARE CREMATED EQUAL. An ode to what can happen when Man plays God.

Luka Sanader
2017 | 40 s
Naked Island - Be Cool

Naked Island - Be Cool

2/3 OF US DON’T KNOW WE’RE ASSHOLES. An unapologetic poke at the self-consumed selfie culture.

Chris Landreth
2017 | 41 s
Naked Island - Blood

Naked Island - Blood

WE BLEED FOR WHAT? Made with the filmmaker’s blood, a testament to the ideals that we fight and die for.

Theodore Ushev
2017 | 38 s
Naked Island - Detention

Naked Island - Detention

This ultra-short film proves that walls are real and borders are imaginary with an animated critique of long-term detention for minors in immigration centres.

Naked Island is a series of ...

Elle-Maija Tailfeathers & David Seitz
2017 | 37 s
Naked Island - Hipster Headdress

Naked Island - Hipster Headdress

This ultra-short film is an unapologetic confrontation of cultural appropriation and everything that's wrong with hipsters in headdresses. The takeaway? Just don't do it.

Naked Island is a ...

Amanda Strong
2017 | 40 s
Naked Island - Protest

Naked Island - Protest

MOST OF US DON’T BELIEVE IN ANYTHING THIS MUCH. POV into an ultimate act of protest: self-immolation. What compels someone to go this far?

The Sanchez Brothers
2017 | 42 s
Naked Island - Saint-Louis Square

Naked Island - Saint-Louis Square

Two gentlemanly pigeons sit next to the fountain at Saint-Louis Square in Montreal, playing checkers and enjoying the summer weather. Little do they know that dangers lurk nearby. Part of ...

Chris Lavis & Maciek Szczerbowski
2017 | 1 min
Naked Island - Sext Apes

Naked Island - Sext Apes

YOUR PHONE IS HAVING MORE SEX THAN YOU. A bleak picture of sex in the digital age.

Laurence Vallières
2017 | 36 s
Naked Island - Simulated Life

Naked Island - Simulated Life

REALITY IS A CHOICE. An unapologetic poke at the burgeoning age of virtual reality.

Malcolm Sutherland
2017 | 37 s
Naked Island - Sober

Naked Island - Sober

SOBER IS HARDCORE. A rejection of romanticizing alcohol.

Élise Simard
2017 | 33 s
Naked Island - Survival of the Fittest

Naked Island - Survival of the Fittest

FEELS GOOD TO BE KIND. A reminder that there is power in small acts of kindness.

Eva Cvijanovic
2017 | 39 s
Naked Island - The Law of Expansion

Naked Island - The Law of Expansion

THEY FIGHT YOU AND THEN YOU WIN. THEY FIGHT YOU AND THEN YOU WIN. An anti-violence statement in reaction to the police brutality that fuelled Quebec’s Red Square student ...

Malcolm Sutherland
2017 | 20 s
Naked Island - We Drink Too Much

Naked Island - We Drink Too Much

WE DRINK TOO MUCH. An unapologetic take on the vicious cycle of earning too little and consuming too much.

Chris Lavis & Maciek Szczerbowski
2016 | 47 s
Naked Island - We Eat Shit

Naked Island - We Eat Shit

WE EAT SHIT. An unapologetic warning about how complacent we can be.

Chris Lavis & Maciek Szczerbowski
2017 | 43 s
The Necktie

The Necktie

A mixture of puppet and hand-drawn animation, The Necktie is the story of Valentin and his quest to find meaning in his life. Stuck in a dead-end job, he has ...

Jean-François Lévesque
2008 | 12 min
No Fish Where to Go

No Fish Where to Go

In this modern tale about the consequences of war, a little girl is forced to leave home with her family. Her painful exodus is illuminated only by the friendship of ...

Nicola Lemay & Janice Nadeau
2014 | 12 min
No Objects

No Objects

Textures, repetition, vibrations, oscillations and sounds: the image is heard. Scratched and scarred photos form a cascading avalanche of shapes, a choreography of people performing repetitive tasks, their silhouettes etched ...

Moïa Jobin-Paré
2019 | 9 min
Norma's Story

Norma's Story

This animated short film is a stylistic and lively story of the profound effect of climate change on the people and wildlife of the Arctic. Northern communities provide authenticity to ...

Alex Hawley
2015 | 5 min
Norman McLaren: Animated Musician

Norman McLaren: Animated Musician

Not only did Norman McLaren create his own film imagery, he also made his own music by drawing, etching and photographing patterns directly onto the sound track area of the ...

Donald McWilliams
2014 | 26 min
Not So Different

Not So Different

A fable set in the Land of Same, where the law of the land is SAMENESS. Everyone has to behave the same, wear the same clothes, live in the same ...

1985 | 7 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
Nunavut Animation Lab: I Am But a Little Woman

Nunavut Animation Lab: I Am But a Little Woman

Inspired by an Inuit poem first assigned to paper in 1927, this animated short evokes the beauty and power of nature, as well as the bond between mother and daughter ...

Gyu Oh
2010 | 4 min
Nunavut Animation Lab: Lumaajuuq

Nunavut Animation Lab: Lumaajuuq

This animated short by Alethea Arnaquq-Baril tells a tragic and twisted story about the dangers of revenge. A cruel mother mistreats her son, feeding him dog meat and forcing him ...

Alethea Arnaquq-Baril
2010 | 7 min
Nunavut Animation Lab: Qalupalik

Nunavut Animation Lab: Qalupalik

This animated short tells the story of Qalupalik, a part-human sea monster that lives deep in the Arctic Ocean and preys on children who do not listen to their parents ...

Ame Papatsie
2010 | 5 min
Nunavut Animation Lab: The Bear Facts

Nunavut Animation Lab: The Bear Facts

In this animated short, a self-important colonial explorer emerges from a sailing ship and plants a flag on the Arctic ice, as a bemused Inuit hunter looks on. Then the ...

Jonathan Wright
2010 | 4 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
Observer

Observer

Smartphones cannot feel, smell or taste, yet they are not without their own senses. Using raw data from the low-level sensors of a cell phone, this film offers a unique ...

Brendan Matkin
2013 | 1 min
Oedipus

Oedipus

In this animated short parodying the Greek myth, director Paul Driessen offers a backwards tragicomic version of the classic tale. Oedipus is Driessen at his absurdist best.

Paul Driessen
2011 | 13 min
Old Dog

Old Dog

Old Dog shows how elderly dogs' lives are improved by technology - from diapers for amputees to doggie strollers - through animated vignettes. The soundtrack consists of an older man describing his ...

Ann Marie Fleming
2020 | 3 min
Oma's Quilt

Oma's Quilt

This animated short tells the story of Oma, who is moving from her house on Maple Street where she lived most of her life to a senior's residence where ...

Izabela Bzymek
2007 | 12 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
Oscar

Oscar

Brilliantly mixing animated sequences and archival footage, Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre paints a touching portrait of virtuoso pianist Oscar Peterson. As with her previous films (McLaren’s Negative and Jutra), Saint-Pierre pursues ...

Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre
2016 | 12 min
Overdose

Overdose

In this short animation, we meet a young boy leads such a regimented life that he has no more time just to be a kid. Between school, tennis lessons, swimming ...

Claude Cloutier
1994 | 5 min
Panoramic Chronicle

Panoramic Chronicle

Ride the commuter train with this animated short that questions what goes on it the hearts of minds of the train's silent passengers. Filmmakers Lewis Trondheim and Jean Matthieu ...

Lewis Trondheim & Jean-Matthieu Tanguy
2017 | 3 min
Paula

Paula

Inspired by a real-life news item, this animated short paints a pulsating portrait of a mixed-use, working-class neighbourhood where young families cross paths with prostitutes, their interactions leaving unpredictable ripples ...

Dominic-Étienne Simard
2011 | 10 min
Peggy Baker: Four Phrases

Peggy Baker: Four Phrases

Built around an intimate interview with the acclaimed Canadian dancer and choreographer, Peggy Baker Four Phrases is an artful animation and documentary hybrid that travels through a variety of techniques ...

Howie Shia
2009 | 5 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
The Physics of Sorrow

The Physics of Sorrow

The Physics of Sorrow tracks an unknown man’s life as he sifts through memories of his youth in Bulgaria through to his increasingly rootless and melancholic adulthood in Canada.

Theodore Ushev
2019 | 26 min
Pilots on the Way Home

Pilots on the Way Home

Having suffered the loss of their plane, three pilots inexplicably find themselves stranded in the middle of the desert. While following the perilous and unpredictable course that will ultimately lead ...

Priit Pärn & Olga Pärn
2014 | 16 min
Pirouette

Pirouette

If we are what we eat, then we are having an identity crisis. Because food's journey from farm to plate is a strange one. An old woman has a ...

Tali
2002 | 9 min
Poppety in the Fall

Poppety in the Fall

In this animated short, a terrible curse deprives Balthasar’s kingdom of its stories. Taking the unicorn’s horn back into The Belly of the Earth is the solution. Poppety ...

Antoine Lanciaux & Pierre-Luc Granjon
2012 | 27 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
The Procession

The Procession

After Catherine’s fatal car accident, she speaks from the beyond to her grieving husband, Philip, who must endure the family ritual of the funeral. The Procession is an elegant ...

Pascal Blanchet & Rodolphe Saint-Gelais
2019 | 11 min
Pumpkins and Old Lace

Pumpkins and Old Lace

This short animation tells the story of a photographer who’s hunting the perfect “Granny or Grandpa” poster face for an adult diaper company. Camera in hand, he approaches a ...

Juliette Loubières
2010 | 8 min
Rains

Rains

As a sudden downpour lashes the city, all seek shelter. Just for a moment, time expands into immobility. Human activity slows down and almost stops. Some wait in a bus ...

David Coquard-Dassault
2008 | 7 min
Rainy Days

Rainy Days

An elderly Japanese man boards a ferry bound for an unknown island. As he looks out over the water, the falling rain triggers a string of memories, including of a ...

Vladimir Leschiov
2014 | 8 min
The Real Place

The Real Place

Animator Cam Christiansen gives Texas-born playwright John Murrell's imagination free rein, suspending the laws of time and space to create a visual accompaniment to his flights of poetic fancy ...

Cam Christiansen
2009 | 5 min
Reflection

Reflection

Composed of real-life images that have been manipulated, this immersive experience explores the urban environment, using abstraction to examine the power of reflection in our surroundings

Sylvie Trouvé
2012 | 4 min
Robes of War

Robes of War

This animated short is a lyrical exploration of the impact of war on women, their bodies and their families. Bringing a feminist sensibility to a contemporary issue, it looks at ...

Michèle Cournoyer
2008 | 5 min
Romance

Romance

While on an airplane, a traveller's spirit plunges into a dream world. Here, under the influence of the unknown, the logic of his desires prevails, and a romantic saga ...

Georges Schwizgebel
2011 | 7 min
Rosa Rosa

Rosa Rosa

While war is thundering at the gates of the city, Rosa and her lover live serenely together, trying to preserve a fragile normality. Rosa Rosa is the interweaving of individual ...

Félix Dufour-Laperrière
2008 | 8 min
Rose & Violet

Rose & Violet

The animated short film Rose & Violet tells the story of two Conjoined twin sisters who are recruited as star acrobats in the world’s biggest circus. They seem bound for ...

Claude Grosch & Luc Otter
2011 | 26 min
Roses Sing on New Snow

Roses Sing on New Snow

In this animated short, based on a story by Paul Yee, Maylin cooks mouth-watering meals at her father's restaurant in Chinatown, but her father and brothers take all the ...

Yuan Zhang
2002 | 7 min
Runaway

Runaway

Cordell Barker, director of the Oscar®-nominated films The Cat Came Back and Strange Invaders, is back with Runaway. Set to the rousing music of Ben Charest (Triplets of Belleville ...

Cordell Barker
2009 | 9 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
Sexy Laundry

Sexy Laundry

How can the flames of desire be rekindled after 25 years of married life? Izabela Plucinska’s erotic comedy, made entirely through the use of modelling clay, delves into the ...

Izabela Plucinska
2015 | 12 min
Shaman

Shaman

This animated short tells the story of a ferocious polar bear turned to stone by an Inuk shaman. The tale is based on emerging filmmaker Echo Henoche's favourite legend ...

Echo Henoche
2017 | 5 min
Shannon Amen

Shannon Amen

Shannon Amen unearths the passionate and pained expressions of a young woman overwhelmed by guilt and anxiety as she struggles to reconcile her sexual identity with her religious faith. A ...

Chris Dainty
2019 | 14 min
Shop Class

Shop Class

This film follows the trials and tribulations of 14 year old Hart Snider. Instead of the home economics class he wanted to take, he finds himself taking Industrial Arts from ...

Hart Snider
2018 | 8 min
Skin for Skin

Skin for Skin

Skin for Skin is a dark allegory of greed and spiritual reckoning set during the early days of the fur trade.

In 1823, the Governor of the largest fur-trading company ...

Kevin D.A. Kurytnik & Carol Beecher
2017 | 15 min
Soif

Soif

A woman plays out her existence on the screen of her life. Alcohol is the essence of her being. She imbibes her youth and becomes completely absorbed by the desire ...

Michèle Cournoyer
2013 | 8 min
Soup of the Day

Soup of the Day

Set to a rollicking doo-wop song by Canadian songwriter Alexander “Zander” Ary, this animated short tells the amusing story of the dilemma a husband and wife face every time they ...

Lynn Smith
2013 | 3 min
Spare Change

Spare Change

This animation short by Ryan Larkin (Walking, Street Musique, etc.) recounts some “comical experiences” Larkin had during his many years as a panhandler in Montreal. It tells the story of ...

Ryan Larkin & Laurie Gordon
2008 | 7 min
The Spine

The Spine

In this animated short, Oscar® winner Chris Landreth returns with a poignant story of redemption that takes us into the relationship between a man and a woman trapped in a ...

Chris Landreth
2009 | 11 min
Stories We Tell

Stories We Tell

Stories We Tell is an inspired, genre-twisting film by Oscar®-nominated director Sarah Polley, and produced by Anita Lee for the NFB. Her playful investigation into the elusive truth buried ...

Sarah Polley
2012 | 1 h 48 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
The Subject

The Subject

Hidden away in his workshop, an animator leans over what appears to be a human body and begins to perform an autopsy. Who is this lifeless being stretched out before ...

Patrick Bouchard
2018 | 10 min
A Sufi Tale

A Sufi Tale

This animated film is based on an old Persian parable. The inhabitants of a village learn to overcome their fear of the unknown. The benefit of their new-found knowledge is ...

Gayle Thomas
1980 | 8 min
Sweet Childhood

Sweet Childhood

In this animated short, cartoonist Zviane comes across an old audiocassette while packing up before a move. Just the sight of the tape plunges her back into her childhood fantasies ...

Zviane
2017 | 3 min
Taa Tam

Taa Tam

Taa Tam of the Maha Tribe knew music before music even existed... or so this imaginary legend goes. He saw rhythm everywhere: in the flutter of the leaf, in the ...

André Leduc
1995 | 10 min
Terra

Terra

Animator Alan Pakarnyk uses radiant colour and simple composition in a seemingly random kaleidoscope of motion to depict nature at work. Sweeping the viewer through a whirlwind cycle of the ...

Alan Pakarnyk
2005 | 4 min
The Tesla World Light

The Tesla World Light

New York, 1905. Visionary inventor Nikola Tesla makes one last appeal to J.P. Morgan, his onetime benefactor. Inspired by real events, this electrifying short is a spectacular burst of ...

Matthew Rankin
2017 | 8 min
Thanadoula

Thanadoula

Layering real-life details with an otherworldly magic, Thanadoula recounts the story of an end-of-life doula brought to her calling through the loss of her beloved sister.

Robin McKenna
2020 | 6 min
The Mountain of SGaana

The Mountain of SGaana

In The Mountain of SGaana, Haida filmmaker Christopher Auchter spins a magical tale of a young man who is stolen away to the spirit world, and the young woman who ...

Christopher Auchter
2017 | 10 min
Third Page from the Sun

Third Page from the Sun

Heralding the “end of paper,” this experimental animated short is an abstract exploration of a number of big issues, from the ephemerality of the digital age to the practice of ...

Theodore Ushev
2014 | 5 min
Threads

Threads

In her latest animated short, Academy Award®-winning director Torill Kove explores the beauty and complexity of parental love, the bonds that we form over time, and the ways in ...

Torill Kove
2017 | 8 min
The Tooth

The Tooth

In this brilliant yet simple animated short, Quebec cartoonist Guy Delisle brings us the story of a young boy, a lost tooth, and an MIA tooth fairy. During increasingly difficult ...

Guy Delisle
2017 | 3 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
The Treasure of the Grotoceans

The Treasure of the Grotoceans

Octopus-like puppets cut from foam rubber are the central characters in this delightful underwater fantasy with its message about ecology and conservation. Two Grotoceans sent on a special mission find ...

Co Hoedeman
1980 | 15 min
The Trembling Veil of Bones

The Trembling Veil of Bones

In this animated short, a lone clockmaker named Bones sits inside a darkened studio filled with the sounds of ticking clocks. He parcels out his time in teaspoons and shadow ...

Matthew Talbot-Kelly
2010 | 12 min
The Trenches

The Trenches

This animated short by Claude Cloutier is a pictorial account of an attack on Canadian soldiers during WWI. On the edge of the battlefield, recruits are dreading the order to ...

Claude Cloutier
2010 | 6 min
Turbine

Turbine

A war pilot crash-lands through his apartment window. When his wife returns from work, she discovers that her husband’s face has been replaced by an airplane turbine. He’s ...

Alex Boya
2018 | 8 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
Tying Your Own Shoes

Tying Your Own Shoes

This short animated documentary offers an intimate glimpse into the exceptional mindsets and emotional lives of four adult artists with Down Syndrome. An artful, four-way essay about ability, film explores ...

Shira Avni
2009 | 3 min
Tzaritza

Tzaritza

This animated short by Theodore Ushev combines warmth, humour and magic in a story about a young girl who misses her grandmother. When Lili finds a tzaritza (magic shell) along ...

Theodore Ushev
2006 | 7 min
Uncle Thomas: Accounting for the Days

Uncle Thomas: Accounting for the Days

Uncle Thomas: Accounting for the Days is about the special relationship between Regina Pessoa and her uncle. The film is a testament to her love for this eccentric, who was ...

Regina Pessoa
2019 | 13 min
Vistas: Crossing the Line

Vistas: Crossing the Line

Filmmaker Tracey Deer's short film turns the politics and conflicts of a playground sandbox into an allegory for the way nations treat one another, and the borders seem to ...

Tracey Deer
2009 | 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
Wapos Bay: A Mother's Earth

Wapos Bay: A Mother's Earth

In episode 14 from the Wapos Bay series, a school project sets Raven on a confusing search for her identity. She finally figures it out – with help from her blond ...

Dennis Jackson
2008 | 24 min
Wapos Bay: A Time to Learn

Wapos Bay: A Time to Learn

In episode 5 from the Wapos Bay series, missing sled dogs and a pile of homework are just a few of the things Talon has to deal with before setting ...

Dennis Jackson
2006 | 24 min
Wapos Bay: Dance Dance

Wapos Bay: Dance Dance

In episode 18 from the Wapos Bay series, T-Bear faces a dilemma. He wants to follow his heart and dance, but can he do it without disappointing Jacob, who wants ...

Melanie Jackson
2008 | 24 min
Wapos Bay: Going for the Gold

Wapos Bay: Going for the Gold

In this episode from the Wapos Bay series, a talking dog comes to Talon in a dream, urging him to go for gold in golf at the Indigenous Games. Uncle ...

Dennis Jackson
2008 | 24 min
Wapos Bay: Journey Through Fear

Wapos Bay: Journey Through Fear

In episode 2 from the Wapos Bay series, Aboriginal Day festivities are getting underway, but there's even more cause for excitement in Wapos Bay. T-Bear unexpectedly spends the night ...

Melanie Jackson
2006 | 24 min
Wapos Bay: Lights, Camera, Action!

Wapos Bay: Lights, Camera, Action!

In this episode from the Wapos Bay series, film star Adam Beach mentors T-Bear and Talon as they make videos celebrating Treaty Days in Wapos Bay. Raven feels left out ...

Melanie Jackson
2008 | 24 min
Wapos Bay: Long Goodbyes

Wapos Bay: Long Goodbyes

In this feature animation film, Talon and Raven learn that their dad, Alphonse, has taken a job in the big city and their family will have to move away from ...

Dennis Jackson
2011 | 1 h 12 min
Wapos Bay: Raiders of the Lost Art

Wapos Bay: Raiders of the Lost Art

In episode 19 from the Wapos Bay series, the boys find ancient rock paintings, and then decide to capture the modern painters who are spraying up the town with graffiti ...

Dennis Jackson
2008 | 24 min
Wapos Bay: Raven Power

Wapos Bay: Raven Power

In this episode from the Wapos Bay series, Raven wants the men to realize how much they underappreciate the town's women. The women go on a week-long retreat, and ...

Cam Lizotte
2008 | 24 min
Wapos Bay: Something to Remember

Wapos Bay: Something to Remember

In episode 4 from the Wapos Bay series, the pressure is on as T-Bear is handed the task of commemorating Wapos Bay's military veterans, and Raven is struggling to ...

Dennis Jackson
2006 | 24 min
Wapos Bay: The Elements

Wapos Bay: The Elements

In episode 6 from the Wapos Bay series, the survival skills of Talon, T-Bear, Raven and Mushom are tested by an unexpected storm. The children are helping grandfather Mushom set ...

Melanie Jackson
2006 | 24 min
Wapos Bay: There's No 'I' in Hockey

Wapos Bay: There's No 'I' in Hockey

In this first episode from the Wapos Bay series, Talon and his cousin T-Bear play on the same hockey team, but their relationship becomes strained when they both try to ...

Dennis Jackson
2005 | 24 min
Wapos Bay: They Dance at Night

Wapos Bay: They Dance at Night

In episode 3 from the Wapos Bay series, Talon, Raven and T-Bear learn what can happen when they forget to respect tradition. Raven can't resist whistling at the glimmering ...

Dennis Jackson
2007 | 24 min
Waseteg

Waseteg

This animated short presents the story of a young Mi'kmaq girl whose name means "the light from the dawn." Sadly, her mother dies while giving birth and, though her ...

Phyllis Grant
2010 | 6 min
The Weatherman and the Shadowboxer

The Weatherman and the Shadowboxer

This short animation presents the haunting story of two brothers who share the scars, though not the memories, of an untold history that has driven them to existential extremes. Combining ...

Randall Lloyd Okita
2014 | 9 min
Wild Life

Wild Life

This Oscar®-nominated animated short tells the story of a dapper young remittance man who is sent from England to Alberta to attempt ranching in 1909. However, his affection for ...

Amanda Forbis & Wendy Tilby
2011 | 13 min
Window Horses

Window Horses

This feature-length animated film centres around the story of Rosie Ming, a young Canadian poet invited to perform at a Poetry Festival in Shiraz, Iran. Rosie lives in Vancouver with ...

Ann Marie Fleming
2016 | 1 h 28 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
The World's Largest Studio

The World's Largest Studio

Larger than Universal's and Paramount's combined, Hengdian World Studios features 12 motion picture shooting sites spanning different periods of Chinese history. Since 1996, the company has invested over ...

Charlie Moretti & Matt Clarke
2007 | 52 min
XO RAD Magical - Hothouse 12

XO RAD Magical - Hothouse 12

XO Rad Magical is a personal lyrical poem about the daily struggle of living with schizophrenia. This psychedelic and hypnotic film shows that there is beauty in the brains of ...

Christopher Gilbert Grant
2019 | 1 min