| Patrick jenkins | Canada
Canada holds an iconic and unique position
in the world of indie, auteur animation. Beyond her network
of world-class schools and the iconic institution known as
the National Film Board of Canada is a vast, diverse and outrageously
gifted community of fiercely independent animators that stretches
from one coast to the other and makes do with whatever resources
they can muster. Combined, their output is staggering in scope
and scale and these three programs have been put together
to paint a picture of one of the biggest unconnected animating
collectives there is – the modern Canadian indie animators.
Toronto filmmaker Patrick Jenkins personifies the Canadian
indie spirit in every way. He has generously helped curate
these programs, will be hosting our filmmaking workshop and
will add his Canadian flare to the screenings by introducing
each of the programs.
> Canadian Indie Showcase #2: Tue 25
> Canadian Indie Showcase #3: Sat 29
> Animation 101: Meet the Filmmaker
- Patrick Jenkins (Canada), Mon 24 June, 5.15pm
> Flip Book Workshop: run by Patrick
> NFB (National Film Board of Canada)
3D Stereoscopic Collection, Sat 22 June, 5pm
CANADA, 8'40, 2012
The perfect kickstart to this program. An
amazing animated ‘who’s who’ gallery of some
of the most iconic independent Canadian animators, drawn by
the animators themselves in their own individually unique styles.
CANADA, 1'24, 2011
A beautifully abstracted study of human
grace and choreographed form created for the Toronto Nuit Blanche
festival in 2011.
CANADA, 3'06, 2012
A pretty wild ride
– in a yellow kind of way – after our man consumes
what roughly looks to be his own weight in liquid.
Jeff Tran, Louis Yeum
CANADA, 7'41, 2011
Tran puts the crystal clarity of 3D CG animation
to the task of depicting the gritty and ambiguous reality confronting
kids seeking life’s simplest joys on the wrong side of
the social divide.
Noah Wohl, Nima Ehtemam
CANADA, 2'42, 2011
Latin for ‘dream’, Somnium reaches
out to all people as a modern creation myth, drawing on influences
as diverse as African tribal masks, ‘60s psychedelia and
contemporary graphic design.
Music / Musique De Chambre
CANADA, 4'13, 2010
In her densely and richly layered watercolour-on-glass
technique, Goldberg’s film immerses our senses as we follow
a couple who propel themselves through the visual and aural
dimensions of a restrained tango.
CANADA, 3'35, 2011
The best animated films exude a real, textured
and complex sense of the artist’s hand in their making
and Toro Bravo is a glorious masterclass example of this. Every
frame is a work of art, every moment a captured split second
of an imagined action that commands us to believe it is, or
Theatres - Homage To The Mineral Of Cabbage
CANADA, 4'47, 2010
A pathway to an intensely esoteric version
of enlightenment using the humble cabbage as the hook on which
to hang the leading proclamations and exultations.
The Good Life
CANADA, 4'27, 2013
We'll buy anything to feed our hunger for
self-worth. And the world of retail that envelops us all is
only too delighted to build on that craving.
CANADA, 5'40, 2011
A darkly atmospheric, stop-motion, fantasy
tale about a lonely inventor and his only friend Raven. Striving
to invent something that will change his life and bring him
freedom, he must try to anticipate the consequences of his actions.
Of The Bluebird
Xstine Cook, Jesse Gouchey
CANADA, 5'45, 2011
When the killer of
indigenous woman Gloria Black Plume-Bird was acquitted on a
legal technicality, her friends responded by gathering at the
place of her slaying and crafting this simple, affecting animated
tribute and biography to her.
CANADA, 2'19, 2012
Obom to her friends and fans, Diane Obomsawin’s
films and illustration work spans decades. Her work is free
spirited, takes risks and doesn’t seem to mind not quite
making sense sometimes. It pushes the synapses to come to their
CANADA, 8'25, 2009
A stop-motion film
of outstanding intricacy and detail that follows the emotional
shadow-boxing that goes on when two lonely strangers meet in
a seedy bar.
CANADA, 8’41, 2008
A surrealist, film-noir, paint-on-glass
epic following a detective’s strange encounters with mysterious
phenomena from the ‘dark side’.
no dialogue / S = subtitles