You're Invited: NFB’s Annual Cross-Canada Animation Celebration

You're Invited: NFB’s Annual Cross-Canada Animation Celebration

Get Animated! isNFB’s annual cross-Canada animation celebration, bringing you some of Canada’s finest (and funniest!) animated films.

The NFB, in partnership with a number of community organizations across the country, is bringing the magic of animation to over a dozen cities through two exclusive screening programs, including one for families.

Get Animated! marks International Animation Day with an amazing selection of films: from boldly experimental to flat-out funny, there’s something for everyone. Add workshops that show you how to make your own animated films and meet-the-director sessions, and you’ve got a truly irresistible series of events—all absolutely free. So come join us and get animated!”

Enjoy the following FREE events:

  • Screenings
    1. NFB New Releases (80 mins) give you an eclectic collection of entertaining new animation films, ranging from the whimsical to the experimental
    2. Family Program (45 mins) is a fun-filled selection of NFB films, featuring some of the NFB’s newest animation for kids of all ages
  • Master classes
    • animation directors screen their films and share their insights in this series of master classes
  • Meet the directors
    • Want to know what life is like behind the camera?
    • Meet acclaimed animation directors, learn about their techniques and ask your own questions.
    • In select cities, the NFB’s New Releases programs will be followed by Meet the Directors sessions. Celebrated animation directors will be available to take questions from the audience and to discuss the art of animation.

Please click on the following links to see the Get Animated! schedule for dates and times of the above celebratory events happening this week across Canada:

Please click here for more info about the NFB New Releases Screenings (PDF, 3 Mb).

Also, please click here for more info about the Family Program Screenings (PDF, 709 Kb).

By the way, in Toronto there is also the FREE Green Screens event coming up this week.


Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 7:00 PM


“For the Inuit, the sled dog symbolized a way of life as well as a deep connection to the land. They depended upon the dogs for hunting, transportation and companionship: They were essential to survival. But from the 1950s to the 1970s, the sled dog population dropped from an estimated 20,000 to just a few hundred dogs. Many Inuit believe the dogs were deliberately killed by the RCMP as part of a government policy to force them off the land – and into “civilization.”

Qimmit: A Clash of Two Truths explores the mystery of how and why the sled dogs disappeared, a mystery that has left deep wounds across Canada’s Arctic.”

Note: There is some graphic content, not suitable for children.

Location: 150 John Street, Toronto ON, M5V 3C3; Phone: 416-973-3012

Please click here for more info about Qimmit: A Clash of Two Truths.

It’s a really heart-wrenching film about the disappearance of the entire sled dog community in the Arctic – for anyone interested in dogs, animal rights and Indigenous culture.

Contact Info

From anywhere in Canada:
From Montreal and region
We are ready to take your call Monday to Friday 9:00 am – 7:00 pm (Eastern Time).

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