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  • The Basketball Game

    Directed by Hart Snider • Animation • 2011 • 5 minutes

    In 1983, nine-year-old Hart attends Jewish summer camp for the first time, while in a nearby Alberta town a social studies teacher makes headlines after it's discovered he's been teaching anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial. In the aftermath,...

  • Blood Manifesto

    Directed by Theodore Ushev • Animation • 2014 • 2 minutes

    A sharp knife cuts the hand of filmmaker Theodore Ushev. A thin stream of his blood comes to life on a white page.All over the world, idealist revolutionaries shed their blood to denounce injustices. Yet blood is also the very symbol of l...

  • Mary & Myself

    Directed by Sam Decoste • Animation • 2014 • 7 minutes

    Mary & Myself is a story within a story, a meta-narrative about two Chinese Canadian women making their theatrical debut playing "comfort women" in The Vagina Monologues.

    Fusing activism and performance, this short animated documentary hono...

  • The Mountain of SGaana

    Directed by Christopher Auchter • Animation • 2017 • 10 minutes

    The Mountain of SGaana spins a magical tale of a young man who is stolen away to the spirit world, and the young woman who rescues him. Haida filmmaker Christopher Auchter's dream-like gem brilliantly entwines traditional animation ...

  • No Fish Where to Go

    Directed by Nicola Lemay & Janice Nadeau • Animation • 2014 • 12 minutes

    "Our planet—inhabited by people with different languages and customs." A friendship unites two little girls from opposing clans in a village where tensions are mounting. The Red Shoes have taken control of one side of the m...

  • Pilots on the Way Home

    Directed by Olga Pärn & Priit Pärn • Animation • 2014 • 16 minutes

    Having suffered the loss of their plane, three pilots inexplicably find themselves stranded in the middle of the desert. While following the perilous and unpredictable course that will ultimately lead them home, they fall prey to...

  • Reflection

    Directed by Sylvie Trouvé • Animation • 2012 • 5 minutes

    Reflection is an exploration of Montreal through an abstract lens. Director Sylvie Trouvé examines how reflected images pervade our surroundings, how our senses filter out these ghost images and, finally, how the camera can capture emotion...

  • A Sea Turtle Story

    Directed by Kathy Shultz • Animation • 2012 • 10 minutes

    Under the cover of night, a sea turtle secretly digs a hole on a tropical beach and lays her eggs in the sand before returning to the ocean. With each tide, the hatchlings grow until they are strong enough to emerge, climb to the surface a...

  • Balakrishna

    Directed by Colin MacKenzie & Aparna Kapur • Animation • 2019 • 15 minutes

    When an extraordinary new resident – Balakrishna, an Indian elephant – arrived in the town of East River, Nova Scotia, in 1967, no one was more in awe of the creature than young Winton Cook, who became inseparable from hi...

  • The Great Malaise

    Directed by Catherine Lepage • Animation • 2019 • 5 minutes

    In the voiceover for this animated short, a young woman attempts to describe herself, casting her life in the ideal light that society expects. The film’s imagery, however, tells a different story, poignantly illustrating the intense an...

  • Carface (Autos Portraits)

    Directed by Claude Cloutier • Animation • 2015 • 5 minutes

    In this short animated film, a Chevrolet Bel Air 1957 offers an ironic take on the iconic American ballad "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)". The Chevy's bumper transforms into a pair of seductive lips, from which emerge the so...

  • The Clockmakers

    Directed by Renaud Hallée • Animation • 2013 • 4 minutes

    In this experimental animated short from Renaud Hallée, we travel inside a mysterious mechanism made up entirely of revolving gearwheels, triangles and lines. In this whirling, hypnotic world, dozens of tiny gymnasts leap, somersault and t...

  • Hollow Land

    Directed by Michelle Kranot & Uri Kranot • Animation • 2013 • 14 minutes

    Searchlights sweep the silent towers. Deep inside one of the buildings, a hand extends through a pipe and appears in a neighbouring apartment, where Solomon is struggling to fix the plumbing. He stares at the hand, then rea...

  • Jutra

    Directed by Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre • Animation • 2014 • 13 minutes

    With an ingenious assembly of archival footage and animated sequences, Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre brings us a clever and astute cinephile portrait of Claude Jutra, the director of Mon Oncle Antoine. Continuing the undertaking she...

  • Shyness

    Directed by Les Drew • Animation • 1996 • 9 minutes

    This animated short is a parody of the Frankenstein story. Dr. Frankenstein creates a monster only to find out that his creation is too shy to go out and frighten anyone. The good doctor and his malevolent assistant Trevor try to find ways of h...

  • Subconscious Password

    Directed by Chris Landreth • Animation • 2013 • 11 minutes

    In the middle of a crowded bar, Charles finds himself feeling increasingly desperate. The cause of his misery is an old friend he's just run into; his old friend... you know... what's-his-name...Directed by Chris Landreth, the filmmaker ...

  • Threads

    Directed by Torill Kove • Animation • 2017 • 9 minutes

    In her latest animated short, Academy Award®-winning director Torill Kove explores the beauty and complexity of parental love, the bonds that we form over time, and the ways in which they stretch and shape us.

  • The Weatherman and the Shadowboxer

    Directed by Randall Lloyd Okita • Animation • 2014 • 10 minutes

    The Weatherman and the Shadowboxer is a visually haunting animated short film about two brothers who share the scars, though not the memories, of an untold history that has driven them to existential extremes. Combining high-speed c...

  • Tatsumi

    Directed by Eric Khoo • Animation • 2014 • 98 minutes

    TATSUMI celebrates the life and work of Japanese comics artist Yoshihiro Tatsumi-a manga pioneer who elevated the genre to a new level of creative expression and adult realism. A comics-crazed teenager, Tatsumi began to get published and was ...