1. Media Space

  2. Press Releases

World premiere of experimental animated short No Objects (NFB) by Moïa Jobin-Paré to take place at Chromatic Festival in Montreal, followed by a live performance. Screenings on Canadian and international festival circuit to follow.


May 6, 2019 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB)

No Objects (Sans objets) by Moïa Jobin-Paré, a National Film Board of Canada (NFB) production, will have its world-premiere screening at the Chromatic Festival in Montreal on Thursday, May 16, followed by a live-music and photo-scratching performance. The experimental animated short, which blends photographs, scratching and a soundtrack assembled from original recordings, will then embark on a tour of Canadian and international festivals.

After 4min15 au révélateur, which won an award at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, this new offering from Jobin-Paré plunges the viewer into landscapes whose reliefs quickly morph into anonymous bodies toiling in close quarters. No Objects, with sound design by Benjamin Proulx-Mathers, is a sensory experience about people who move and the energy they give off.

Upcoming festival screenings

  • Chromatic Festival, Montreal (May 10 to 17, 2019)
    World premiere
    : Thursday, May 16, 8 p.m. – Petite salle, Usine C
    Screening plus live-music and photo-scratching performance

Performing artists:
Moïa Jobin-Paré: live photo scratches
Julie Cloutier Delorme: turntables
Cédric Dind-Lavoie: double bass
Simon Drouin: musical saw
Benjamin Proulx-Mathers: sound manipulations
Martin Tétreault: turntables
DJ Julie D

About No Objects (6 min 34 s)
Produced at the NFB by Marc Bertrand

Combining hands-on techniques with digital and analogue technologies, No Objects transfigures forms of expression, turning photographs into etchings and sound into motion. An ode to touch in which every gesture is magnified and the image can be heard, the film offers both a bracing and contemplative meditation on the tactile world.

About Moïa Jobin-Paré

Moïa Jobin-Paré is a musician and audiovisual artist. She has developed a unique technique for altering physical photographs, bringing out their previously unexplored and overlooked qualities. She then applies this method to a series of video stills to create dynamic short films. Her first animated short, 4min15 au révélateur, was screened at many Canadian and international festivals, winning numerous awards.


Related Products

Electronic Press Kit | Images, trailers, synopses: No Objects

Associated Links

Chromatic Festival

Media Relations

  • Nadine Viau
    NFB Publicist – Montreal
    C.: 514-458-9745

  • Lily Robert
    Director, Communications and Public Affairs, NFB
    C.: 514-296-8261

  • About the NFB

    The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is a leader in exploring animation as an artform, a storytelling medium and innovative content for emerging platforms. It produces trailblazing animated works both in its Montreal studios and across  the country, and it works with many of the world’s leading creators on international co-productions. NFB productions have won more than 7,000 awards, including seven Oscars for NFB animation and seven grand prizes at the Annecy festival. To access this unique content, visit NFB.ca.