The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is launching the sixth edition of its free program, Get Animated!, which offers many of the country’s top animated films to communities across Canada in celebration of International Animation Day (October 28).
Scheduled for Oct. 26 to November 10, the event will offer animation in more than 30 centers, in every province and territory, with screening programs for audiences of all ages, workshops and more.
The New Releases program features a dazzling selection of the NFB’s most acclaimed international co-productions, created by many of the world’s top animation directors. Highlights include Georges Schwizgebel’s Genie Award-winning Canada-Switzerland co-production Romance; Franck Dion’s Canada-France co-production Edmond Was a Donkey, winner of a Special Jury Award at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival; Régina Pessoa’s Kali the Little Vampire, a France-Canada-Portugal-Switzerland co-production, recipient of the Hiroshima Prize at the Hiroshima International Animation Festival; Oscar nominee Paul Driessen’s latest NFB short, the Canada-Netherlands co-production Oedipus; and Polish filmmaker Kamil Polak’s international co-production The Lost Town of Switez, winner of 10 awards.
Hands-on workshops will accompany the Family Program in a number of Canadian cities, giving participants the thrill of being part of an animation film crew while making their own short film.
Get Animated! Will be offered at Abbotsford, BC (October 27 & 30); Calgary (November 2 & 4); Charlottetown (November 2 & 4); Edmonton (November 7); Flin Flon (October 28); Halifax (October 26 & 27); Iqaluit (November 8); Miramichi, NB (October 28); Moncton (October 27 & 30); Montreal (October 27); New Westminster (November 7 & 8); Prince George (November 2 & 4); Regina (November 2, 3 & 10); Richmond (November 4); St. John’s (October 27, 28 & 31); Saskatoon (October 29, 30 & November 1); Stephenville, NL (November 4); Tatamagouche, NS (October 28); Toronto (October 27 & November 1); Vancouver (October 27 & 31); Victoria (November 7); Whitehorse (October 28); Windsor (November 3 & 4); Winnipeg (October 26 & 27; November 2–5); Yellowknife (October 29)―and more.
The program is presented by the NFB in collaboration with local partners across Canada. For a complete and up-to-date schedule of screenings, visit www.nfb.ca/getanimated.