Strange Invaders

Cordell Barker
2001 | 8 min
Cordell Barker strikes again with this hilarious Oscar®-nominated animated short about a new addition to the family.

This film is a must-see film for parents of young children and a cautionary tale for those planning a family. Part science-fiction, part autobiography, Strange Invaders is another irrepressible comedy from the director of the much-loved classic The Cat Came Back.

Awards and distinctions

  • Award for Best Animation - International Competition - with a prize of 2,500Euros (3,980$Cdn) in postproduction services
    International Shortfilm Festival - Interfilm, Berlin
  • Special Prize
    International Animation Festival, Hiroshima
  • Special distinction "for its great humour, timing and design"
    World Festival of Animated Films, Zagreb
  • Jury Award
    Golden Sheaf Awards /Short Film and Video Festival, Yorkton
  • Golden Gate Award - Division Film and Video - Category: Animation - with a cash prize 500$US
    Golden Gate Awards Competition & International Film Festival, San Francisco
  • Bronze Award - Film and Video Production - Category: The Arts / Cultural
    WorldFest - International Film Festival, Houston
  • Special Merit Animation
    Black Nights Film Festival, Tallinn
  • Silver Chris Award - Category: Entertainment
    International Film and Video Festival, Columbus
  • Special Commendation given by the International Jury of Animated Films (ex-aequo with Camouflage by Jonathan Hodgson-UK)
    International Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, Leipzig
  • Audience Award for the Best Animated Short Film
    Catalonia International Film Festival / SITGES, Barcelona
  • Grand Prize "I Castelli Animati" for the Best Film in Competition
    Int’l Festival of Animated Films / I Castelli Animati, Genzano
  • Special Jury Mention
    International Animated Film Festival, Annecy
  • Gold World Medal - Category: Short Film Animated
    The New York Festivals / Festival Competition, New York
  • Black Maria Director's Choice - with a cash prize 175$US
    Black Maria Film and Video Festival, Jersey City
  • BLIZZARD Award - for Best Animation
    The BLIZZARDS/Manitoba Motion Picture Ind. Ass. Film & Video Awards, Winnipeg
  • BLIZZARD Award - for Best Overall Sound
    The BLIZZARDS/Manitoba Motion Picture Ind. Ass. Film & Video Awards, Winnipeg