Banabana: How Navis Found Her Colourful Sail
An aging grandmother, an unusual pair of glasses and a huge scarf all play a role in this humorous film that explains how Navis the boat got her colourful sail.
Button Blanket (NFB)
This impressionist documentary follows the creation of a Button Blanket by integrating the performance of a traditional dance with the art of the West Coast’s Heiltsuk people.
Coyote and Tortoise
In this clever and funny twist on the tale of the tortoise and the hare, a coyote is certain he can win a race through the desert when challenged by a tortoise.
Frog (Der Frosch)
We all know how a frog becomes a prince – but what about a princess who becomes a frog?
Gerald’s Last Day
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Gerald the dog, an unlikely candidate for adoption, has been scheduled for termination by the pound at 5:00 p.m. Today is his last chance to attract a potential adopter…..can he do it before his time runs out?
Awards: Mumbai Intl Children’s Film Festival 2009 Best Animated Short Film
Eugene International Film Festival 2009 Winner Best Animation
Pet Flix Film Festival 2009 Best Short Tale Award
(see website for a complete list of awards)
Little Thunder (NFB)
Inspired by a Mi’kmaq legend, this humorous animation follows Little Thunder as he reluctantly leaves his family and sets out on an exciting cross-country canoe trip.
Lost & Found
Based on Oliver Jeffers’ book.
A boy finds a penguin on his doorstep and decides to help it return home – even if that means rowing all the way to the South Pole! Lost and Found is based on the award-winning book by Oliver Jeffers.
Awards: BAFTA CHILDREN’S AWARD 2009 Winner: Animation.
BUSTER FILM FESTIVAL 2010 – Best short Film
NINOS KIDS FILM FESTIVAL 2010 – Best Short Animation
APAN-HIROSHIMA 2010 Special Intl. Jury Prize
A curious farmer’s dog gives unconditional love to everything he comes in contact with, but nothing can top the affection he feels for his beloved, and elusive, red ball.
Awards: San Francisco International Film Festival 2009 Golden Gate Award
St Kildna Film Festival 2009 Best Animation
FICCI Frames Festival 2009 BAF Awards
In this hilarious animation, Ormie the Pig will try everything he can think of – and then some! – to get at a jar of cookies that sit just out of reach on top of a fridge.
Awards: PALM SPRINGS INT’L SHORTFEST 2010 Audience Favorite Animation
Sprockets 2010 Best Short
An origami tale of a skilful paper folder who could shape the world with his hands. Papiroflexia (Spanish for “Origami”) is the animated tale of Fred, a chubby man with a passion for paper folding, who wants to change the world with his art. It was originally written as a poem by Joaquin Baldwin, and later developed into an animated film at the UCLA Animation Workshop, with music by Nick Fevola.
Awards: Sedona International Film Festival 2008 Best Animated Film: Director’s Choice
Sedona International Film Festival 2008 Best Animated Film: Audience Choice
Official Best of Fest Awards 2010 (Award-winning Film for Animation Lovers
Official Best of Fest Awards 2010 Award-winning Film for Nature Lovers
An imaginary smile flies from person to person making the recipients days happier. From a grocery store clerk to a cleaning lady, from mother to son, from traveler to a couple, the smile changes everyone in its way.
The Happy Duckling
The Happy Duckling is a nine-minute short feature which, in a unique and innovative “pop-up book” style shows a young boy and a very unordinary duck learning that sometimes you have to be cruel to be kind.
Music: Mick Cooke of Belle and Sebastian
The Happy Duckling has been screened at over 60 international children’s, film and animation festivals, from Hollywood to Nairobi, Paris to Buenos Aires and Sydney to Lahore in Pakistan.
Awards: BAFTA Nomination for Best Short Animation, UK 2010.
Best Short Film, Cartoons on the Bay, Italy 2009, for its “clever storytelling and very unique animation”.
Best Children Animation, Stuttgart International Animation Festival, Germany 2009. Awarded by an all children’s Jury.
The Mouse that Soared
Step right up and behold the harrowing and hair-raising aerial adventures of a flying circus mouse! Witness the rise of our orphan foundling as he learns valuable lessons in life and flight from two well-intentioned adoptive songbirds! Fasten your safety belts as our little faux-feathered hero reflects on his unlikely beginnings on his flight path to becoming a coveted circus sensation! Come one, come all to this high-flying tale of overcoming adversity and beating near-impossible odds!
Awards: USA Film Festival 2010 – First Place Animation
Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival 2010 – Best Animation
Los Angeles Reel Film Festival 2010 – 1st Place Animation/Best Director
The North Wind and the Sun
This film is an engaging illustration, by animation artist Rhoda Leyer, of the fable in which the warm sun proves to the cold wind that persuasion is better than force when it comes to making a man take off his coat.
When Apples Roll
Cat lives in an antique wood cabinet with his devoted friend Mouse. There is an apple orchard on the fringes of the old town.
But this autumn, while Cat is picking apples, things turn out differently. All of a sudden a strange egg rolls into the orchard.