The Art of Creating Short Films: Focus on the National Film Board of Canada

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A Live Discussion with Award-Winning Animators, Wendy Tilby & Amanda Forbis, Terril Calder & Marta Pajek.

A unique opportunity for attendees to engage with the filmmakers as they reflect on the importance of shorts, staying true to the story, and how filmmaking offers a unique point of view on the world.

Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis
The Oscar®-nominated and Palme d’Or-winning duo will discuss their latest film, The Flying Sailor, an exhilarating contemplation of the wonder and fragility of existence.

Terril Calder
Meneath: The Hidden Island of Ethics
Métis filmmaker Terril Calder will give attendees an in-depth look at her creative process for Meneath, a dark, raw and eminently human story about ethics.

Marta Pajek
Impossible Figures and other stories I
Polish filmmaker Marta Pajek will talk about her award-winning trilogy, Impossible Figures and other stories, a mysterious and haunting portrait of personal and societal self-destruction.

Robert McLaughlin and Maral Mohammadian
NFB executive producer and producer

As an artist-first studio and global leader in short films, the National Film Board of Canada creates groundbreaking animation for international audiences. Its productions and co-productions have earned 76 Academy Award® nominations and 12 Oscar wins. In the past decade alone, six NFB films were Oscar-nominated for Best Animated Short, including last year’s Affairs of the Art (Joanna Quinn and Les Mills, 2021).
Period6 Dec 2022
Event typeConference
LocationLondon, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational