Patrick Doyon

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Patrick Doyon is a Quebec animator and illustrator, based in Montreal.[1]


On January 24, 2012, he was nominated for an Academy Award for the animated short film Dimanche, which was inspired by his experiences growing up in Desbiens, Quebec.[1] Still learning how to use computer animation tools, he worked with pen and pencil to create Dimanche, hand drawing the entire film. While 10-minute film took him two years to complete, working in this manner, Doyon believes such traditional animation techniques are better for portraying emotion.[2] Dimanche is his first professional film.[3]

Earlier films[edit]

Doyon had previously created a three-minute animated short Square Roots in 2006, while enrolled in the NFB's Hothouse program for young animators,[2][1] as well as a 2002 experimental short, 32:11, which was screened at Animafest Zagreb and the Ottawa International Animation Festival.[4]

Illustration and graphic design[edit]

In addition to his film work, Doyon is a book and magazine illustrator who has received the 2008 Applied Arts Magazine Illustration Award and a LUX award in 2009 for his editorial illustrations.[2] He has a degree in graphic design from the Université du Québec à Montréal.[4]


  1. ^ a b c Kelly, Brendan (21 February 2012). "Montreal filmmaker heads to the Oscars for first professional film". Montreal Gazette. Postmedia News. Retrieved 21 February 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Wyatt, Nelson (16 February 2012). "Oscar nomination sets bar high for Montrealer's second film". CTV News. Canadian Press. Retrieved 16 February 2012. 
  3. ^ Patch, Nick (24 January 2012). "Two National Film Board of Canada animated shorts nominated for Oscars". Toronto Star. Canadian Press. Retrieved 24 January 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Doyon Patrick". NFB PROFILES. National Film Board of Canada. Retrieved 16 February 2012. 

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