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The NFB at the 2023 Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. World premiere of Janice Nadeau’s HARVEY (NFB/Folimage).


December 20, 2022 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB)

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) will be part of the prestigious Young Audience competition at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival with the brand-new film HARVEY, directed by Janice Nadeau. Co-produced by the NFB and Folimage, the animated short will have its world premiere at the renowned event, the world’s largest festival dedicated to short films. The 2023 edition runs from January 27 to February 4.

Quick Facts

HARVEY by Janice Nadeau (9 min) – WORLD PREMIERE
Co-produced by the NFB (Marc Bertrand) and Folimage (Reginald de Guillebon), with the support of the Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée. Head of Development: Corinne Destombes (Folimage).
Press kit: mediaspace.nfb.ca/epk/harvey

  • An animated short film adapted from the graphic novel of the same name, written by Hervé Bouchard and illustrated by Janice Nadeau (éditions de La Pastèque), HARVEY depicts a young boy who candidly recalls the spring day when his world turned upside down.
  • Filled with original little touches and told through the eyes of a child with an overflowing imagination, this luminous work, featuring elegant music by Martin Léon, poetically examines bereavement and coping with the loss of a parent.
  • This world premiere in Clermont-Ferrand marks the return of animator Janice Nadeau, whose previous short Mamie enjoyed a successful run on the festival circuit, including at Annecy.
  • Production of HARVEY was supported by an outstanding crew that included lead animators Claude Cloutier and Marc Robinet and sound designer Olivier Calvert.
  • Janice Nadeau has illustrated numerous books and is a three-time recipient of Canada’s prestigious Governor General’s Literary Award. She also directed the animated films No Fish Where to Go (NFB, 2014, with Nicola Lemay) and Mamie (NFB/Folimage, 2016), which were shown at more than 50 international festivals and won several awards.

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