October 17, 2016 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB)
To mark International Animation Day, the NFB invites everyone to view more than 25 recent animated short films free of charge as part of the 10th-anniversary edition of GET ANIMATED!, which runs from October 17 to 31.
With this annual event, the NFB is pleased to provide free online access to a wealth of new works created in its internationally renowned, cutting-edge animation studios, by filmmakers from all across Canada. The 2016 selection features the films Fyoog (Curtis Horsburgh, Victoria), U.F.O. (Rhayne Vermette, Winnipeg), BAM (Howie Shia, Saskatoon) and Impromptu (Bruce Alcock, Vancouver).
The 2016 GET ANIMATED! selection
This year’s rich and diversified GET ANIMATED! program also includes a number of award-winning animated shorts that are now available for the very first time after making the rounds of the international festival circuit.
In the spotlight, among others, are a trio of NFB filmmakers whose works have been selected for dozens of festivals and picked up an avalanche of prestigious awards in the past few years:
This year, GET ANIMATED!
also provides the opportunity to discover several shorts by well-known women animators, among them Soif
by Michèle Cournoyer
, Monsieur Pug
by Janet Perlman, Soup of the Day
by Lynn Smith
, and many others.
About International Animation Day
In 2002, the International Animated Film Association (ASIFA) launched International Animation Day to commemorate the first public performance of Émile Reynaud’s Théâtre Optique at the Musée Grévin in Paris on October 28, 1892. This celebration is held in over 40 countries, and the NFB is taking part for the 10th straight year through GET ANIMATED!, from October 17 to 31, 2016, at NFB.ca.