Guy Maddin wins at SXSW Night Mayor, the short film Guy Maddin created for the NFB’s 70th anniversary, won Best Experimental Short at SXSW this week. The film tells the story of an immigrant who attempts to harness the power of the Aurora Borealis and uses it to broadcast images of Canada to Canadians. Read an interview with Guy Maddin here. Watch the making of Night Mayor: Awards | experimental film | film | film festivals | Guy Maddin | SXSW Add a new comment Related Posts Animation News: Sharp Shorts for a New Millennium 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... Alanis Obomsawin’s Hopeful New Opus Words have always been precious to Abenaki filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin who routinely begins production on a film by simply listening, recording quiet conversations with her main subjects. Much of this original audio later occupies a central place on her final soundtrack. Hot Docs 2017: Catch Our 4 Film Premieres In Toronto? Don't miss our 4 film premieres at the 24th edition of Hot Docs! NFB Shines at Canada’s Fall Festivals Autumn is film festival season in Canada and the NFB English Program is embarking on the busy fall circuit with over a dozen new releases.