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Starting November 5 as part of CB Fest Eoin Duffy’s NFB animated short I Am Here launches online simultaneously at Cartoon Brew, NFB.ca, Vimeo, YouTube and Facebook.


November 3, 2017 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB)

Starting November 5, Eoin Duffy’s award-winning National Film Board of Canada (NFB) animated short I Am Here will be streamed free-of-charge across a range of online portals, as this flash-animated 2D short premieres simultaneously at Cartoon BrewNFB.caVimeoYouTube and Facebook.

It’s all part of season two of CB Fest, a new short-film series offered by Cartoon Brew. I Am Here is one of three films being presented as an online co-premiere with Short of the Week, which brings together acclaimed filmmakers, writers and web connoisseurs to offer additional insights and perspectives on these featured works.

In all, seven animated shorts by exciting up-and-coming directorial voices were selected this year, from five countries: Canada, Chile, Israel, Spain and Switzerland. The programmer for the second of CB Fest is Amid Amidi.

About the film

Duffy’s first film with the NFB, I Am Here combines modernist shapes and a riveting score by composer duo Menalon in an open-ended exploration of existence itself, as a mysterious traveller journeys across space and time in search of the origin of the universe, life and God.

Winner of the Leo Award for Best Screenwriting – Animation as well as the Award for Best Animated Short at Vancouver’s Reel to Real International Film Festival for Youth and Families, the film features the vocal talents of Nicholas Campbell (Da Vinci’s Inquest). I Am Here is produced by the NFB’s BC and Yukon Studio in Vancouver (Shirley Vercruysse, producer and executive producer) and the Animation Studio in Montreal (Maral Mohammadian, producer; Michael Fukushima, executive producer).

About the filmmaker

Born in Ireland, Eoin Duffy employs a signature style that blends clean lines and colourful graphics with a humorous approach to dark and complex themes. His films have received international accolades, including a shortlisting for Best Animated Short at the Academy Awards for The Missing Scarf (2014).


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  • About the NFB

    Founded in 1939, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is a one-of-a-kind producer, co-producer and distributor of distinctive, engaging, relevant and innovative documentary and animated films. As a talent incubator, it is one of the world’s leading creative centres. The NFB has enabled Canadians to tell and hear each other’s stories for over eight decades, and its films are a reliable and accessible educational resource. The NFB is also recognized around the world for its expertise in preservation and conservation, and for its rich and vibrant collection of works, which form a pillar of Canada’s cultural heritage. To date, the NFB has produced more than 14,000 works, 6,500 of which can be streamed free of charge at nfb.ca. The NFB and its productions and co-productions have earned over 7,000 awards, including 11 Oscars and an Honorary Academy Award for overall excellence in cinema.