Film Board Screenings, Workshops Celebrate Animation

By Brian Schultz

You have until November 6 to take in all that Get Animated! has to offer. The National Film Board of Canada’s program is a prelude celebrating the talented animators across Canada leading up to International Animation Day on October 28.

Winnipeg’s Get Animated! is being presented in English at Cinematheque, 100 Arthur Street, and in French at the Franco-Manitoban Cultural Centre, 340 Provencher Boulevard.

The program features Anita Lebeau — whose film “Big Drive” received the Youth Jury Award for Best Animated Short from Freeze Frame — along with a selection of some of the finest and funniest NFB animation. Winnipeggers will also be able to take part in hands-on animation workshops and a master class on music in animated film. Besides that, there’s 10 new releases from NFB’s animation studios, with a family-friendly program for all ages.

The new releases program will be presented in French on Friday, October 28 at 10 p.m. at the Franco-Manitoban Cultural Centre, and in English on Saturday, October 29 at 7 p.m. at the Cinematheque. Admission to the screenings is free.