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Our 74th oscar nomination!

The NFB is once more nominated for an Oscar®

This year, the NFB garnered its 74th Oscar® nomination, for Theodore Ushev’s animated short film, Blind Vaysha. This marks the first Oscar® nomination for Theodore! Watch his filmography here.

Since its founding in 1939, the NFB has created over 13,000 productions and won more than 5,000 awards, including 12 Oscars® and an Honorary Oscar® in recognition of its 50th anniversary. Most of these nominated and winning films are available for free streaming on NFB.ca.

With more Academy Award® nominations than any other production company or organization outside Hollywood, the NFB continues to be a pioneer in Canadian cinema.

Blind Vaysha

Nominated for the 2017 Academy Award® for Best Animated Short Film!

This short film tells the story of Vaysha, a young girl born with one green eye and one brown eye. But colour isn’t the only thing that’s different about Vaysha’s gaze. While her left eye sees only the past; her right sees only the future. Like a terrible curse, Vaysha’s split vision prevents her from inhabiting the present. Blinded by what was and tormented by what will be, she remains trapped between two irreconcilable temporalities. “Blind Vaysha,” they called her.

In this metaphoric tale of timeless wisdom and beauty based on the eponymous short story by Georgi Gospodinov, filmmaker Theodore Ushev reminds us of the importance of keeping our sights on the present moment.