Canadian Animation Festival

Since I’m Canadian, I really should mention this. There will a Canadian animation festival taking place at the Tollywood theatre in Shimo-Kitazawa from April 29th to May 23rd. Here’s the description from Real Tokyo:

With such prominent representatives as Norman McLaren or Co Hoedeman, the standard of animation made in Canada is extraordinarily high. After all, they have that enviable institution with a history of more than 60 years, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB/ONF). Showing at this festival are 12 shorts the NFB/ONF has produced since 1980, divided into four blocks. The variety of films featured in each programme couldn’t be greater, which makes the choice painfully difficult. If you ask me to pick a single one, director Jacques Drouin’s “Ex-Child” should be a safe recommendation for both fans of animation and art. Take the chance and enjoy the cream of pin screen animation.