2021 Best Animated Short Nominees At The Canadian Screen Awards

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2021 Best Animated Short Film Nominees

4 North A (2020) 10 min 53 seconds

Photo Credit To Media Space

2D Animation

Writer and Director: Jordan Canning
Director: Howie Shia
Producer and Executive Producer: Annette Clarke

A woman sits in a hospital room, alone with her dying father. As the din of hospital noises pushes her to confront her inevitable loss, she escapes into a series of lush childhood memories. 4 North A is a celebration of the fleeting joys of life and a bittersweet reminder that we don’t always get the closure we seek.

The Fourfold (2020) 7 min 14 seconds

Photo Credit To CargoCollective

Director: Alisi Telengut

Based on the ancient animistic beliefs and shamanic rituals in Mongolia and Siberia, an exploration of the indigenous worldview and wisdom. With hand-crafted imagery, it is a testament of reclaiming animism for planetary health and non-human materialities.

The Great Malaise | Le mal du siècle (2019) 5 min 19 seconds

Photo Credit To Media Space

Hand drawn animation, computer animation, camera animation

Director and Animator: Catherine Lepage
Producer: Marc Betrand
Executive Producer: Julie Roy

A young woman describes herself and her life in glowing terms, but the visual narrative tells a different story: with heart-rending power it illustrates the heavy burden of anxiety carried by this worried overachiever.

Hot Flash (2019) 10 min

Photo Credit To Sundance

2D Animation

Director: Thea Hollatz
Producers: Kristy Neville / Matt Code / Morgan Fortier / Brett Jubinville
Animation Director: Laurel Dalgleish

Ace is having a hot flash, and she’s about to go live on local television. How one woman tries to keep her cool when one type of flash leads to another.

I, Barnabé | Moi, Barnabé (2020) 15 min

Photo Credit to Media Space

Stop Motion animation, puppets and 2D animation

Director: Jean-Francois Levesque
Executive Producer: Julie Roy

I, Barnabé takes a luminous look at a desperate man’s existential crisis. During a night of stormy drunkenness, he receives a visit from a mysterious bird and is forced to reconsider his life.

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