Thursday, September 22, 11:00 am (National Gallery) 
Sunday, September 26, 11:00 am (NAC Southam Hall) 
Running time: 49:02 mins.

An Eye for Annai [2005]
Jon Klassen & Daniel Rodrigues
Sheridan College / Canada / 5:27
Pencil on paper, 2D computer

Annai tries to find a replacement for his missing eye.

Daniel Rodrigues and Jonathan Klassen made An Eye for Annai in their third year in the classical animation program at Sheridan College. They've since graduated and now work on the west coast for animation studios.

Sponge Bob ‘Fear of a Krabby Patty’ [2005]
Steven Hillenberg
Nickelodeon Animation Studio / USA / Betacam SP / 11:00
G – Television Series for Children
Animated objects

Sponge Bob develops a fear of Krabby Patties from working too hard at the Krusty Krab.

Stephen Hillenburg graduated from the California Institute of the Arts with a master’s degree in experimental animation in 1992. His undergraduate degree, from Humboldt State University was in natural science with an emphasis in marine biology. Prior to becoming a filmmaker, Hillenburg worked as an exhibit preparator and science educator for kids. As a graduate student, Hillenburg made several independent animated films, including The Green Beret and Wormholes, which have been exhibited internationally in such festivals as Annecy, Hiroshima, Ottawa, Oberhausen and the Los Angeles Animation Celebration. Hillenburg enjoys surfing, fish watching and playing music badly with his friends.

Remote Paradise (Un jour ordinaire pas comme les autres) [2004]
Frédérick Tremblay
National Film Board of Canada / Canada / 35mm / 6:54
Ink on paper

What do two kids do after their TV explodes? They turn into kids again.

Frédérick Trembley, 25, received a degree in animation from the Cégep de Rivière-du-Loup in 1999. Since then, he has teamed up with Marc Boutin for two films using puppet animation. The first, Robot Romance, collected awards at festivals in Vancouver and Quebec, while the second, Théatri Simon, won the jury prize at the Vidéaste recherché(e) competition in 2000. He has also made four independent shorts, including M. Pou, which earned fourth prize at the Tokyo Video Festival in 2003. Remote Paradise is his first collaboration with the NFB.

My Favorite Picture Book ‘The Bear and the Pig’ (Oe beer en het vorkentje) [2004]
Christiaan Coenraads
KRO Youth – Het Woeste Wond / The Netherlands / Betacam SP / 5:33
Animated objects, animated picturebook

A story about a lazy bear and a hard working pig.

Christiaan Coenraads graduated in the Dutch language and literature and communication. He has created animatio nseries and music productions such as Pieletje Peenhaar, LalaLiedje, Frik en zijn vriendjes and My Favourite Picturebook.

Piñata [2005]
Mike Hollands
Act3animation / Australia / Betacam SP / 4:08
3D computer

A stuffed donkey's search for respect.

After studying architecture at Melbourne University, Mike Hollands joined the Australian Broadcasting Commission as a graphic designer and animator working on title, entertainment and animated sequences for ten years. Joining Melbourne’s Video Paintbrush Company as first designer/director in 1985 and later as creative director, he made TV commercials, special effects and communications sequences, winning a Television Society of Australia Award, and awarded Best TV Commercial in 1991 by the Perth Art Directors Club for his efforts. In 1992, he set up his own production company, Act3, producing 2D and 3D animations for diverse fields and working on Blue Tongue Software games.

Journey to Mars (Viaje a marte) [2004]
Juan Pablo Zaramella
Argentina / Betacam SP / 16:00

Antonio is a boy who wants to go to Mars. Luckily his grandfather knows how to get there.

Juan Pablo Zaramella was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1972. He is an independent producer who makes his own films and works for different companies. He made Nickelodeon's serial El Espejo Tiene 1000 Caras (The Mirror has 1000 Faces) which won a Promax/BDA award. Some of his independent films are El Desafio a la Muerte (The Challenge to Death), El Guante (The Glove) and Viaje a Marte (Journey to Mars), all of which have been awarded in several festivals around the world. He also makes illustrations for different publishing companies. Some of these works have also won several international awards, from SND (Society of News Design).