The NFB at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2023
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HARVEY de Janice Nadeau (9 min) – espacemedia.onf.ca/epk/harvey
La jeune fille qui pleurait des perles de Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski – annecyfestival.com/programme/fiche:plng-100001504057
Theodore Ushev : liens invisibles de Borislav Kolev (78 min) – espacemedia.onf.ca/epk/theodore-ushev-liens-invisibles
J’aime les filles de Diane Obomsawin (2016, 8 min 12 s) – espacemedia.onf.ca/epk/jaime-les-filles
An eclectic lineup
The National Film Board of Canada is returning to the prestigious Annecy International Animation Film Festival with a very diverse slate of films, including works by or about festival mainstays Janice Nadeau, Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski, Theodore Ushev and Diane Obomsawin. Taking place this year from June 11 to 17, the Annecy festival is the world’s largest event dedicated to animated films.
The NFB lineup at a glance
Complete press release.
NFB’s screening schedule at Annecy 2023.
Young Audiences Short Films in Competition
2023 | 9 min 3 s
Told through the eyes of a child with an overflowing imagination, HARVEY is a poetic, luminous look at bereavement and coping with the loss of a parent.
A film by Janice Nadeau
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).
Electronic press kit: mediaspace.nfb.ca/epk/harvey
June 12 | 5 pm | Bonlieu Petite salle
June 14 | 2:30 pm | Le Mikado Novel Cinéma Novel
June 15 | 9h30 am | Cinéma Pathé Pathé 3
June 17 | 4:30 pm | La Turbine
* Subtitled in French
La jeune fille qui pleurait des perles
Work in Progress Short
A fairy tale for all about a girl overwhelmed by grief, a boy who loves her, and how greed leads the purest of hearts to commit the vilest of actions.
Meet the Oscar®-nominated animation duo of Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski (Clyde Henry Productions), the filmmakers behind Madame Tutli-Putli. Learn about the development stages of their latest project and enjoy a piano performance by Patrick Watson.
A film by Clyde Henry (Chris Lavis & Maciek Szczerbowski)
Original Music Patrick Watson
Producer Marc Bertrand (NFB)
June 16 | 4:30 pm to 5:45 pm | Salle Pierre Lamy
Theodore Ushev: Unseen Connections
2022 | 78 min
Theodore Ushev, the auteur behind a number of renowned animated shorts, reveals his inner universe, formed by a half-century of personal experience acquired in a constantly changing world.
A film by Borislav Kolev
Producers Maria Landova (Projector Ltd), Marc Bertrand (NFB), Borislav Kolev (Projector Ltd), Eli Koleva (Projector Ltd)
Press kit: mediaspace.nfb.ca/epk/theodore-ushev-unseen-connections
June 13 | 1:30 pm | Cinéma Pathé Pathé 6
June 15 | 6:30 pm | Cinéma Pathé Pathé 6
* Original version subtitled in French
I Like Girls
Hidden Queer Desires
2016 | 8 min 12 s
Charlotte, Mathilde, Marie and Diane openly and candidly tell the stories of their first loves. For them, sexual awakening comes hand-in-hand with a joyful new self-awareness: discovering their desire for other women.
A film by Diane Obomsawin
Producer Marc Bertrand (NFB)
June 12 | 10 pm | Cinéma Pathé Pathé 5
June 17 | 7 pm | Bonlieu Petite salle
Theodore Ushev, Mind and Matter
The Musée-Château d’Annecy presents an exhibition on Bulgarian-born artist and animator Theodore Ushev, offering a unique encounter between the visual arts and literature.
This international exhibition is a co-production between the Musée-Château d’Annecy, the Cinémathèque québécoise and the artist, with the collaboration of the International Animation Film Festival of Annecy, the National Film Board of Canada and the French Cultural Institute of Bulgaria.
From June 2 to October 2 | 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
NFB Publicist – Montreal
Head – Festivals
Director – Distribution & Market Development
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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.