Chris Landreth

is one of Canada’s most celebrated animation directors, and the creator of a style he calls “psychorealisim”. His first short film, The Listener, was released in 1991 and was followed by the Oscar®-nominated The End (1995), the Genie winner Bingo (1996), the Oscar®-winning Ryan (2004), and The Spine (2009), which was named one of Canada’s top 10 films of the year by the Toronto International Film Festival. His current film, Subconscious Password, strikes a lighter tone than his previous work while continuing his exploration of the human psyche.



Aria by Pjotr Sapegin


Balance by Christoph Lauenstein and Wolfgang Lauenstein

Best Animated Short (Academy Award – 1989)


Pas de Deux by Norman McLaren