From 26 to 30 September, the capital will host a ” stop-motion “, in cartoon or virtual reality on the occasion of the 42nd international animation Festival, Ottawa (FOR). This year, the national film Board of Canada (NFB) presents nine works, two of which are produced by filmmakers from Ottawa.
The FOR is the largest and the oldest appointment of the animated film in North America. Each year, nearly 28,000 film buffs to attend screenings of independent films, music videos, advertisements, and other creations of all kinds. The spectators there to view works that have little in common with the Shrek, toy Story and other animated films well-known to the general public ; the films selected were mostly hooked the eye of the jury for their audacity.
The palette of 2018 promises to be diverse and provocative. Selection difficult, if there is one ; 2469 films submitted by filmmakers from 84 countries, 110 have been separated from the batch for the competition of short films, in addition to seven special screenings. The Festival is located at the beginning of the Oscar race, it is not uncommon for films in competition at Ottawa to be noticed by the Academy of arts and sciences of cinema, the organization that awards the famous statuettes of gold.
Among the filmmakers in competition, David Barlow-Krelina will be in native soil to present the north american premiere of Papillioplastie (Caterpillarplasty). The science-fiction silent five-minute sets out a vision grotesque and totally out of plastic surgery. It portrays 3D a clinically dystopian, which transforms the body and face of the characters already inflated and whose aesthetic recalls the chewing gum. Pushing wish. Papillioplastie has received the special Mention of the ecumenical jury at the Oberhausen International Short Film Festival 2018, and is part of the official selection of the Vancouver International Film Festival 2018.
In the category of films in the virtual reality, the cartoonist and animator Paloma Dawkins will propose a adventure with a local flavour. The Museum of the symmetry is an experience of a twenty minutes — but you can leave at any time — which takes the form of a game. In a colourful universe, the player-spectator crosses the landscapes of earth, fire, wind, fly in the clouds and swimming in the ocean, meeting in the passage of the characters in two dimensions.
The universe of the Ottawa has been inspired by his numerous pilgrimages to the canadian Museum of nature when she was a child. Disappointed by the result of the recent renovations — the place had lost its soul, he believed it — she has designed her own museum. For its part, the scene in the night garden takes its influence from the park in Strathcona, in the district of la Côte-de-Sable.
It will be possible to immerse themselves in the Museum of the symmetry of the 27 to 30 September at the arts Court.
Not the NFB, but…
Out-of-competition, 41 films will be screened in three Panorama, that provide a glimpse into international talent, students and canadians. In this last category, the Ottawa Pixie Cram project Emergency Broadcast — this is a film that does not bear the seal of the NFB, in contrast to those of Barlow-Krelina and Dawkins. The stop motion illustrates the beginnings of a nuclear war with photos taken in the Diefenbunker, in Carp.
The films of the FOR will be screened from 26 to 30 September at various locations, including the movie Cinema, the Short-arts and the Musée des beaux-arts.
To go there
What: the international animation Festival of Ottawa (several locations)
When: From 26 to 30 September