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Strings

Wendy Tilby
1991 | 10 min
This animated film paints a vivid portrait of two strangers intimately linked by the shared ceilings, floors and plumbing of their apartments. When an unexpected problem arises, these comfortable connections are compromised. Wendy Tilby uses a painstaking animation process involving painting on glass and stop-action filming. Strings is a film as beautiful as it is haunting. Without words.

Awards and distinctions

  • Honorable Mention
    Humboldt International Film Festival, Arcata
    1993
  • First Prize - 10 to 40 minutes Films Category: C (ex aequo with The Dream of a Ridiculous Man)
    Int’l Animated Film Festival / CINANIMA, Espinho
    1992
  • Gold Medal - with a cash prize of 50$US
    Expo of Short Film and Video, New York
    1992
  • Bronze Plaque Award - Category: Arts and Culture - animation
    International Film and Video Festival, Columbus
    1992
  • SOFTIMAGE Prize - Best Canadian Film Award for Best Use of Music and/or Sound
    International Animation Festival, Ottawa
    1992
  • Blue Ribbon Award - Category: Animation
    Itinerant - American Film and Video Festival, Chicago
    1992
  • Gold Apple Award - Category: Cultural / Sexual Identity
    National Educational Film and Video Festival, Oakland
    1992
  • Honorable Mention
    Atlantic Film Festival, Halifax
    1991
  • Press Prize awarded by the journalists present in Annecy
    International Animated Film Festival, Annecy
    1991
  • First Place - Category: F (Longer than 5 minutes but within 15 minutes)
    International Animation Festival, Hiroshima
    1902
  • First Prize - Category: Animation - with a cash prize of 300$US (tied with Choreography for a Copy Machine)
    Annual College and Independent Film and Video Festival, Cincinnatti
  • Genie Award for Best Animated Short
    Genie Awards, Toronto