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Mabel's Saga

JoDee Samuelson
2004 | 15 min
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 can say "estrogen," purple-haired Mabel finds herself the heroine of her own adventure. Colourful computer animation and a rich musical score offer a reassuring look at one of the most important passages in a woman's life.

Awards and distinctions

  • 2006 Special Achievement Award
    Silver Images Film & Video Awards, Anaheim
    2006
  • Luna Award - with a cahs prize of 1,000$US
    Lunafest, Berkeley
    2006
  • First Prize - short film - with a cash prize of 750Euros (approximately $1,056.00Cdn)
    Women Film Festival "La Mo-Viola", Torino
    2005
  • Silver Spike Award - with a cash prize of 4,500Euros (approx. 6,971$Cdn)
    International Film Festival, Valladolid
    2004
  • Best Short Film Award
    Atlantic Film Festival, Halifax
    2004
  • Jury Award - Category: Short films
    Montreal World Film Festival (WFF), Montréal
    2004
  • Prix FedEx du meilleur court métrage canadien
    Montreal World Film Festival (WFF), Montréal
    2004