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28 Genie Awards

This is the 28th year for the Canadian Genie Awards, bringing the best of Canadian filmmakers.
Here are the nominees for the Best Animated ShortFilm category:

Madame Tutli-Putli
Maciek Szczerbowski, Chris Lavis, Marcy Page

Film Synopsis:
A timid woman boards a mysterious night train and has a series of frightening experiences.

You can watch the entire short at CBC.CA

Georges Schwizgebel, Michèle Bélanger, Marcel Jean

Film Synopsis
From the countdown at the start to the stock-still “END” that wraps up the film, Jeu is a dizzying whirlwind that never ceases to amaze. Georges Schwizgebel has created a frantic race end- ing in inertia, a metaphor for modern life’s nonstop hustle and bustle. A series of shapes tricks the senses again and again as they swirl and twist in a playful dance. All the world is a
stage and everyone a player, including the filmmaker himself, in this chaotic universe where men play ball and musicians play the scherzo from Prokofiev’s Second Piano Concerto. Jeu is an exercise in virtuality at breakneck speed. This circular and cyclical race dazzles with changes in scale orchestrated by a virtuoso of animation.

Watch the Trailer from the National Film Board of Canada

Here and There
Diane Obomsawin, Marc Bertrand

Film Synopsis
Childhood can be a chaotic time, especially if you're bouncing back and forth between two continents. With engaging candour and gentle humour, the director offers up images from her family album. Directed by Obom.

Watch Production Stills from the National Film Board of Canada

The Genie Awards are for Canada what the Oscars are for the USA. They demonstrate the highest achievement for Canadian Filmmakers in a variety of categories such as:

Best Motion Picture
Achievement in Art Direction/Production Design
Achievement in Costume Design
Achievement in Cinematography
Achievement in Direction
Achievement in Editing
Achievement in Music - Original Score
Achievement in Music - Original Song
Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Achievement in Overall Sound
Achievement in Sound Editing
Original Screenplay
Adapted Screenplay
Best Documentary
Best Live Action Short Drama
Best Animated Short
Golden Reel Award
Claude Jutra Award
Special Award for Outstanding Achievement in Make-Up Design

For more information please visit www.GenieAwards.ca

Nice films, it is difficult to tell what would win.

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