28. Mai 2024 Johannes Wolters

ANNECY 2024 – National Filmboard of Canada → 11 films, including 4 in competition and a world premiere!

May 28, 2024 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB)

The National Film Board of Canada will take part in this year’s Annecy International Animation Film Festival (June 9–15) with a strong, diverse lineup of 11 productions and co-productions, screening across a wide range of sections at the event. Four films have been selected for various competitions, including Torill Kove’s Maybe Elephants (Mikrofilm/NFB), which will be having its world premiere. In addition, Michèle Lemieux, a virtuoso with the Alexeïeff-Parker pinscreen, will present her latest short, Le tableau (The Painting).

The festival will also be presenting an Honorary Cristal award to filmmaker Pierre Hébert to mark his 60-year career.

The NFB at the 2024 Annecy Festival


Maybe Elephants by Torill Kove (Mikrofilm/NFB, 16 min 43 s) – WORLD PREMIERE

  • A playful and loving autobiographical film created by Oscar-winning animator Torill Kove.

Maybe Elephants (Excerpt) from NFB/marketing on Vimeo.


Le tableau (The Painting) by Michèle Lemieux (NFB, 11 min 56 s)

  • Animated on the Alexeïeff-Parker pinscreen, this film revisits the tragic fate of Queen Mariana of Austria and her 1652 portrait by painter Velázquez.

The Painting (Trailer 00m56s) from NFB/marketing on Vimeo.


Miserable Miracle by Ryo Orikasa (Miyu Productions/NFB/New Deer, 8 min)

  • A breathtaking film, inspired by Henri Michaux’s book of poetry and drawings of the same name.

Miserable Miracle (Trailer) from NFB/marketing on Vimeo.



Corpus and the Wandering by Jo Roy (NFB, 7 min 13 s)

  • One dancer, one body, one phone… a short experimental self-portrait composed of 100 video screens.

Corpus and the Wandering | Corpus et l’exploration divine (Clip) from NFB/marketing on Vimeo.



Graver l’homme: arrêt sur Pierre Hébert (Scratches of Life: The Art of Pierre Hébert) by Loïc Darses (NFB, 75 min)

  • This feature-length documentary guides us through the inspiring labyrinth of the celebrated animator’s life and work.

Scratches of Life: The Art of Pierre Hébert (Trailer 01m45s) from NFB/marketing on Vimeo.

The Annecy Festival will present an Honorary Cristal to Pierre Hébert in recognition of the innovative nature of his work, which has spanned 60 years, including 35 at the NFB.



Choreographies: Animation and Dance 3

LOCA by Véronique Paquette (NFB, 5 min 19 s)

  • A woman finds a path to freedom through the energy of tango.

LOCA (Excerpt) from NFB/marketing on Vimeo.



A Tribute to Portuguese Animation

Regina Pessoa

  • Tragic Story with Happy Ending (Folimage/Ciclope Filmes/NFB, 7 min, 2005)

Winner of the 2006 Annecy Cristal award

  • Kali the Little Vampire (Folimage/Ciclope Filmes/NFB, 9 min, 2012)
  • Uncle Thomas: Accounting for the Days (Ciclope Filmes/NFB/Les Armateurs, 13 min, 2019)

Jury Award for a Short Film and Best Original Music Award for a Short Film (Normand Roger) – Annecy 2019

Choreographies: Animation and Dance

  • Pas de deux by Norman McLaren (NFB, 13 min, 1968)
  • Carface by Claude Cloutier (NFB, 4 min, 2015)


Award-winning animation filmmaker (and Annecy regular) Claude Cloutier is a jury member at this year’s festival.

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