Posts Tagged ‘Michael Fukushima’

What Makes for a Great Animated Film?

Production

Want to know what makes for a great animated film? Ask someone who produces them for a living.

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Animation News: Sharp Shorts for a New Millennium

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The idea that animation can serve as a vehicle for important public messages is embedded in the very foundations of the NFB animation tradition. Back in 1941, when John Grierson hired his first staff animator, a gifted New York-based Scottish artist by the name of Norman McLaren, his most pressing assignment for the wildly inventive

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Naked Island | PSAs for a New Era

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Discover Naked Island, a series of 14 new super-short and incisive films that expose the dark underbelly of modern-day society.

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Ways of Seeing at the NFB: 5 to Watch in ’17

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Stay up-to-date with the NFB ‘s current production slate with these 5 titles to watch in 2017.

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The Auchter Effect: Haida Myth Gets Animated

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Emerging director Christopher Auchter plunges us into a mythic watery underworld in The Mountain of SGaana, an animated short that’s just completed postproduction in the BC & Yukon Studio.

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Q&A: Paloma Dawkins at Play in the VR Zone

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An autodidact who’s as adept in cinema as she is in comix or game design, Dawkins is part of a young posse that’s joyously shaking things up at the NFB Animation Studio.

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Annecy 2016 | Michael Fukushima Explores Annecy!

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The NFB’s Michael Fukushima, executive producer of the English program animation studio, was in France recently for the Annecy Festival, the world’s largest event devoted to animation. The NFB had a strong presence at the festival again this year with three short films (The Head Vanishes, by Franck Dion, Blind Vaysha, by Theodore Ushev and Mamie, by Janice Nadeau), and one feature film

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Window Horses | Discover the NFB’s First Feature-Length Animation to Screen at Annecy in Almost 20 Years

“Window Horses hits all the things that are important to me: it’s pro-girl, pro-tolerance, pro-diversity and PRO-ART!!  My nieces are mixed race and it’s very important to me that they see themselves represented in this society.” — Sandra Oh This week, the NFB returns to the Annecy International Animation Film Festival with the world premiere of the feature

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The Thin Red Line: New Animation from Torill Kove

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Few artists mine family lore with such aplomb as NFB animator Torill Kove. Her first short My Grandmother Ironed the King’s Shirts, a fond and finely wrought tribute to her grandmother, earned an Oscar nomination along with a Special Prize from the 2000 Hiroshima International Animation Festival. A few years later she brought home an

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NFB English Production: Five to Watch in 2016

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2016 kicked off on a high note here at the NFB with news that Canada’s public producer has nabbed 19 Canadian Screen Award nominations – getting the nod in no fewer than 14 different categories. The same range and innovation is evident in the English Program’s current production slate. Here are five projects to keep

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Hercules Enters the Ring: New NFB Animation

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An anime-inflected retelling of the Hercules story and brand new work from the Dutch-Canadian master Paul Driessen are among projects currently in the works at the Montreal-based Animation Studio. Noir meets Anime in Tale of Youthful Rage The tale of a conflicted young boxer unfolds against a dark urban backdrop in BAM, the latest work

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Pacific Animation: Three to Watch

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Three. Count ‘em. It’s barely a year since Shirley Vercruysse assumed duties as executive producer of the Pacific & Yukon Studio, and she’s already stickhandling an ambitious troika of animated films into production — three distinct auteur projects, each nurtured and driven by a specific artistic sensibility. Haida artist adapts First Nations legend Myths are

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