When the Day Breaks

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When the Day Breaks
Directed by Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis

When the Day Breaks is a Canadian animated short co-directed by Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis.

Produced by the National Film Board of Canada in 1999, the 9 min. 40 sec. film garnered numerous awards, including the Genie Award for Best Animated Short and the Short Film Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.[1][2] It was also included in the Animation Show of Shows.

It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film, losing to another animated short produced in Montreal: Aleksandr Petrov's The Old Man and the Sea.[3]

To create the film, directors used pencil and paint on photocopies to achieve a textured look suggestive of a lithograph or a flickering newsreel.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "When the Day Breaks". Awards list. National Film Board of Canada. 1999. Retrieved 2009-07-04. 
  2. ^ Punter, Jennie (Summer 1999). "Wendy Tilby's When the Day Breaks wins at Cannes". Take One (Toronto: Wyndham Wise). 
  3. ^ Hays, Matthew (March 23, 2000). "Animating Oscar". Montreal Mirror. Retrieved 2009-07-04. 
  4. ^ "International Festival of Audiovisual Programs". Retrieved 2009-07-04. 

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