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The Kiss

The Kiss

| 1 min
2011 7 films

Short, surprising and always entertaining! Watch a collection of one-minute animated shorts from our Hothouse animation mentorship program, past and present.


A slow, agonizing, juicy exploration of the oldest form of affection.

Produced as part of the 7th edition of the NFB’s Hothouse apprenticeship.

  • writer
    Eva Cvijanovic
  • director
    Eva Cvijanovic
  • mentoring director
    Luigi Allemano
  • composer
    Rebecca Foon
  • musician
    Rebecca Foon
  • editor
    Jelena Popovic
  • sound editor
    Luigi Allemano
  • digital imaging
    Susan Gourley
    Randall Finnerty
  • foley
    Karla Baumgardner
  • recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
  • titles
    Gaspard Gaudreau
  • on-line
    Denis Gathelier
  • technical coordinator
    Julie Laperrière
  • administration
    Gisèle Guilbault
    Rosalina Di Sario
    Elaine Largie
  • executive producer
    David Verrall
  • producer
    Michael Fukushima
  • associate producer
    Maral Mohammadian


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Ages 15 to 17

Family Studies/Home Economics - Child Development

Pose the questions: How do people express love and affection? What kinds of kisses are not romantic? How does kissing figure in different religions or cultures? What are some of the most well-known kisses in literature, movies or art? Direct students’ attention to the representation of how kissing effects the heart and brain. Discuss what consequences might arise if babies are not kissed or given affection. Ask the class to write poems using scientific language to describe the physiological effects of kissing.

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