Produced by the National Film Board, Naked Island brings together some of Canada’s most talented animators in a series of 14 super-short and incisive films that expose the dark underbelly of modern-day society. Blending the art of animation with the format of advertising, these filmmakers use wit and satire to address topics from global warming to politics to our obsession with technology.
Ranging from Oscar® winners and nominees to emerging talent in animation and fine arts, these filmmakers make bold statements in a variety of styles to create ultimate anti-advertisements that encourage us to stop and think.
This ultra-short film proves that walls are real and borders are imaginary with an animated critique of long-term detention for minors in immigration centres.Naked Island is a series of 14 super-short and incisive films that expose the dark underbelly of modern-day society.
FEELS GOOD TO BE KIND. A reminder that there is power in small acts of kindness.
YOUR PHONE IS HAVING MORE SEX THAN YOU. A bleak picture of sex in the digital age.
DARE TO PANIC. A poke at climate-change deniers.
REALITY IS A CHOICE. An unapologetic poke at the burgeoning age of virtual reality.
2/3 OF US DON’T KNOW WE’RE ASSHOLES. An unapologetic poke at the self-consumed selfie culture.
This ultra-short film is an unapologetic confrontation of cultural appropriation and everything that's wrong with hipsters in headdresses. The takeaway? Just don't do it.Naked Island is a series of 14 super-short and incisive films that expose the dark underbelly of modern-day society.
ALL MEN ARE CREMATED EQUAL. An ode to what can happen when Man plays God.
MOST OF US DON’T BELIEVE IN ANYTHING THIS MUCH. POV into an ultimate act of protest: self-immolation. What compels someone to go this far?
SOBER IS HARDCORE. A rejection of romanticizing alcohol.
THEY FIGHT YOU AND THEN YOU WIN. THEY FIGHT YOU AND THEN YOU WIN. An anti-violence statement in reaction to the police brutality that fuelled Quebec’s Red Square student movement.
WE BLEED FOR WHAT? Made with the filmmaker’s blood, a testament to the ideals that we fight and die for.
WE DRINK TOO MUCH. An unapologetic take on the vicious cycle of earning too little and consuming too much.
WE EAT SHIT. An unapologetic warning about how complacent we can be.
Two gentlemanly pigeons sit next to the fountain at Saint-Louis Square in Montreal, playing checkers and enjoying the summer weather. Little do they know that dangers lurk nearby. Part of a series of NFB Public Service Alerts.