You are invited to join the celebration of  the International Animation Day 2010 at the NFB Mediatheque this Thursday, October 28th.

To mark the International Animation Day, the Get Animated! program of the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is providing, from October 28th – November 7th, a Canada-wide series of free screenings, master classes, and activities for adults, families and children as well as special presentations paired with special appearances of acclaimed directors from your area.

You can watch animated films on the big screen for free. And on International Animation Day, this Thursday at 7 pm, there is the free special presentation of Hothouse in the Third Dimension, the first-ever 3D event at the NFB Mediatheque!

NFB Mediatheque will be screening short 3D films from the latest Hothouse program, which are produced from a 12-week apprenticeship (Hothouse 6 Series in 3D) for “emerging Canadian animators who tackled the challenging process of stereoscopic 3D animation.”

Also, after the screening of Hothouse In The Third Dimension, you can participate in a lively discussion on the future of 3D filmmaking with the following special guests of NFB Mediatheque:

  • Maral Mohammadian, Associate Producer and Production Manager of StereoLab,
  • Hothouse filmmaker Megan Turnbull and
  • Hothouse filmmaker Zane Kozak.

To enhance your evening’s enjoyment, there will also be a free screening of Get Animated! New Releases from the NFB immediately after the 3D filmmaking discussion at 9 PM. You will be the first to experience the following NFB’s newest, internationally acclaimed animated short films,  “hot off the festival circuit”:

Complete Get Animated! New Releases Program (1h48 min)
1. The Trenches
2. The Formation of Clouds
3. The Circus
4. The Trembling Veil of Bones
5. The Bare-Wolf
6. Mamori
7. The Bear Facts
8. Flawed
9. Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life
10. Lipsett Diaries

Furthermore, these ten short films in the above Get Animated! New Releases Program will be showing again on the big screen at the NFB Mediatheque this Friday for free on October 29th at 7 pm.

Here is the Get Animated! 2010 program:

Location and Contact Info:
150 John Street
Toronto, Ontario, M5V 3C3

Happy International Animation Day! Enjoy!

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