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Bad Seeds

Claude Cloutier
2020 | 6 min 22 s
Ink on paper

Selections and Awards

  • Audience Award - International Competition Les sommets du cinéma d'animation, Montréal, Canada (2021)

  • Official Selection - Short Film CompetitionAnnecy International Animation Film Festival, France (2021)

  • Official Competition REGARD - Festival international du court métrage au Saguenay, Canada (2021)

  • Official Selection Palm Springs International ShortFest, California (2021)

  • Official Selection Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival, Canada (2021)

  • Animated Short Grand Jury PrizeCalgary International Film Festival (CIFF), Canada (2021)

  • Best Animation Short Award New York City Short Film Festival (2021)

  • Official SelectionNewport Beach Film Festival, USA (2021)

  • Official SelectionVancouver International Film Festival (VIFF), Canada (2021)

  • Official SelectionValladolid International Film Festival (SEMINCI), Spain (2021)

  • Best of the FestLos Angeles Animation Festival, California (2021)

  • Comedy Short AwardLos Angeles Animation Festival, California (2021)

  • Prize - Prix du meilleur court métrage, Jury enfantsMontreal International Children's Film Festival – FIFEM (2022)

  • Nomination - AnimationYorkton Film Festival, SK, Canada (2022)

  • Official Selection Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma (2022)

More Selections and Awards


Long description

Interview with Claude Cloutier


Claude Cloutier

Photo : Véronique Boncompagni

Galilé Marion-Gauvin


Julie Roy
Producer (NFB)

Photo : NFB




Written, Directed and Animated by
Claude Cloutier

Galilé Marion-Gauvin (L’Unité centrale)
Julie Roy (NFB)

Guillaume Fortin

Robert Marcel Lepage

Sound design
Olivier Calvert

Musicians and voice
Zoé Dumais (violin)
Guy Donis (banjo)
Yanik Cloutier (guitar and dobro)
Samuel Desrosiers (percussion)

Music Recording
Robin Girard
Samuel Desrosiers

Music Editing and Mix
Samuel Desrosiers

Claude Cloutier

Nicolas Gagnon

Foley Recording
Geoffrey Mitchell (NFB)
Luc Léger (NFB)

Shelley Craig (NFB)

Visual Post-production Studio

Creative Direction and Supervision of Compositing
Mathieu Tremblay

Mélanie Boudreau Blanchard

Digital Image Compositing and Colouring
Daria Pelsher
Patrick Lapierre
Raquel Magalhães Sancinetti

Online Editing
Serge Verreault (NFB)

Trina Daniel

Technical Directors
Eric Pouliot (NFB)
Pierre Plouffe (NFB)

Technical Specialist Animation
Yannick Grandmont (NFB)

Technical Coordinators
Jean-François Laprise (NFB)
Mira Mailhot (NFB)

Post-production Management
Mélanie Boudreau Blanchard

Line Producers
Anne-Marie Bousquet (NFB)
Mylène Augustin (NFB)

Studio Coordinators
Laetitia Seguin (NFB)
Michèle Labelle (NFB)

Assistant Producers
Dominique Chila (L’Unité centrale)
Marco Santos (L’Unité centrale)

Diane Régimbald (NFB)
Karine Desmeules (NFB)

Isabelle Côté – CPA

Senior Production Coordinator
Camila Blos (NFB)

Christiane Aubé
Amal Hage

Karine Sévigny (NFB)

Thanks to
Cordell Barker, Guillaume Chouinard, Pascale Ferland, Geneviève Gosselin-G., Dominique Noujeim, Michel Ouellette, Frédérique Schmidt

Produced by L’Unité centrale and the National Film Board of Canada

Media Relations

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

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