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The Procession

Pascal Blanchet and Rodolphe Saint-Gelais
2019 | 11 min 23 s
2D Animation

Selections and Awards

  • Official SelectionAnnecy International Animation Film Festival, Annecy, France (2019)

  • Official SelectionAnimafest Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia (2019)

  • Official SelectionAnima Mundi International Animation Festival, Brazil (2019)

  • Official SelectionQuebec City Film Festival, Quebec, Canada (2019)

  • Official SelectionVancouver International Film Festival, Vancouver, Canada (2019)

  • Official SelectionNew York City Short Film Festival, New York City, U.S.A. (2019)

  • Official SelectionEtiuda&Anima International Film Festival, Krakow, Poland (2019)

  • Official SelectionFestival du cinéma international en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Rouyn-Noranda, Canada (2019)

  • Official SelectionFestival international du cinéma francophone en Acadie – FICFA, Moncton, Nouveau Brunswick (2019)

  • Official SelectionSommets du cinéma d'animation, Montréal, Canada (2019)

More Selections and Awards

Short Synopsis


NFB Pause: The Procession

Promotional Materials



Pascal Blanchet

Photo : Allison Cordner

Rodolphe Saint-Gelais

Photo : Allison Cordner

Julie Roy
Executive Producer (NFB)

Photo : NFB


A film by
Pascal Blanchet and Rodolphe Saint-Gelais

Julie Roy

Original Score
Pierre Lapointe and Philippe Brault
© 2019The National Film Board of Canada (SOCAN)

Alarey Alsip (ACTRA)

Pascal Blanchet
Sylvain Charbonneau

Art Direction
Pascal Blanchet

Lead Animation
Rodolphe Saint-Gelais

Pascal Blanchet
Brenda Lopez Zepeda
Nicolas Brault

Rodolphe Saint-Gelais
Brenda Lopez Zepeda

Offline Editing
Isabelle Malenfant
Michel Pelland

Sound Design
Sacha A. Ratcliffe

Karla Baumgartner

Mélanie Bélair
Philippe Brault
Guillaume Bourque
Amélie Fortin
Renaud Gratton
Sheila Hannigan
Mélanie Harel
Pierre Lapointe
José Major
Lise Millet
Ligia Paquin
François Pilon
Jocelyne Roy
Jocelyn Veilleux

“Don’t Take the Lovers from the World”
Written by Hugo E. Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss
Performed by Shirley Bassey
Courtesy of Parlophone Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing

“BERCEUSE, OP.1 No. 5”
Written by Alexandr Gretchaninov
Performed by Paul Robeson Jr.
Courtesy of SCHOTT Music Corporation and Sony Classical
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment Canada

Sylvain Charbonneau
Benoît Chartier

Voice Direction
Kathleen Fee

Sound Recording
Geoffrey Mitchell

Shelley Craig

Online Editing
Serge Verreault

Technical Directors
Pierre Plouffe
Yannick Grandmont
Eric Pouliot

Technical Coordinator
Jean-François Laprise

Studio Coordinators
Michèle Labelle
Laetitia Seguin

Production Coordinator
Brenda Lopez Zepeda

Line Producers
Mylène Augustin
Anne-Marie Bousquet

Diane Régimbald
Karine Desmeules

Rights Clearance
Sylvia Mezei

Marketing Manager
Geneviève Bérard

Marketing Coordinator
Michelle Rozon

Special thanks to
Claude Cloutier
Norma Andreu
La bande à Pascal
Henri, Éloïse and Georges Saint-Gelais

With the support of ARTE France

Cinema Department
Short Film Program Manager: Hélène Vayssières
Virginie Cauvy – Sylvie Smets – Pascal Richard – Romain Froidefond

Animation Studio
French Programming and Production
Creation and Innovation

© 2019 National Film Board of Canada

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