The Seasons (film)

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The Seasons
Directed byChristopher Chapman
Produced byChristopher Chapman
Music byAntonio Vivaldi
CinematographyChristopher Chapman
Distributed byNational Film Board of Canada
Release date
  • August 2, 1954 (1954-08-02)
Running time
18 minutes

The Seasons is a Canadian short documentary film, directed by Christopher Chapman and released in 1954.[1] Set to Antonio Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, the film depicts the cycle of the seasons throughout a year on the grounds of his parents' farm on the shore of Lake Simcoe.[2]

The film won the Canadian Film Award for Film of the Year at the 6th Canadian Screen Awards.[3]

Following Chapman's death in 2015, a public sculpture inspired by and named in honour of The Seasons was installed on the grounds of the ReachView Village seniors home in Uxbridge, Ontario, where Chapman had lived in his final years.[4]


  1. ^ "Remembering Christopher Chapman, filmmaker who put Ontario on the map at Expo 67". As It Happens, October 28, 2015.
  2. ^ "Christopher Chapman". Surrey Leader. May 13, 1954. p. 11. Retrieved January 7, 2019 – via
  3. ^ "Christopher Chapman, Toronto Wins Award for The Seasons". Montreal Gazette. April 22, 1954. p. 13. Retrieved January 7, 2019 – via
  4. ^ "Christopher Chapman sculpture installed". The Standard, August 18, 2016.

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