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The Midway

The Midway

| 1 min
2014 7 films

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


Children wait their turn for a once-in-a-lifetime roller coaster ride. A loving and poignant meditation on childhood and the passage of time.

Produced as part of the 10th edition of the NFB’s Hothouse apprenticeship.

  • director
    Kathleen Weldon
  • mentoring director
    Chris Landreth
  • producer
    Maral Mohammadian
  • executive producer
    Michael Fukushima


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Ages 12 to 18

Arts Education - Visual Arts
Media Education - Film Animation

A found sound was the inspiration for The Midway. Can you think of other familiar sounds from your daily routine that would also make for an interesting animated short? Examine the hand-drawn art for this short and, using pencil and paper, create a storyboard for a potential animated film that only relies on drawings.

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