By Sarah Klein
International Animation Day will be celebrated at the Cinemathèque starting today until Sunday, October 31 with free animation screenings and activities.
“Get Animated!” is being put on by Freeze Frame and the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and is open to the public.
Ten new releases are being featured at this year’s Get Animated!, including a puppet-animated piece by Oscar nominees Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski tonight at 7:30 p.m.
On Saturday, fans can meet the director of “Big Drive,” Anita Lebeau, at 2:30 p.m.
On Sunday, children are encouraged to come dressed in costume for Halloween and collect a goodie bag. At 11:30 a.m., the Freeze Frame Animation Station will show participants how to become an animator and give them the opportunity to create their own spooky film in French. An English workshop follows at 1:30 p.m.
At 2:30 p.m., fairy tale lovers will be charmed by the selection of animated shorts, featuring “Molly in Springtime,” awarded Best Animation at the 2010 Banff World Television Festival.