NFB’s animation lights up the Theatre de Verdure

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National Film Board of Canada

National Film Board of Canada

After a five-year absence, the National Film Board of Canada is back with an open-air screening of its recent animation at Montreal’s enchanting Théâtre de Verdure.

Join young director Patrick Doyon, whose film Sunday was nominated for an Oscar, and NFB producer Julie Roy for a program of seven films that feature the varied animation techniques used at the NFB and have won 35 international prizes to date.

Daniel Racine, host of the show CINÉFIX on CIBL, will be master of ceremonies for the evening. It’s a unique chance to meet with Doyon and ask him about his experience at this year’s Oscars.

The 78-minute event will take place in French at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, August 9. Admission is free, and the films are suitable for the whole family.


Sunday – Patrick Doyon
Nominated for a 2012 Oscar, winner of seven awards, including the 2012 Jutra for Best Animated Film.

Wild Life – Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby
Nominated for a 2012 Oscar, winner of 11 awards.

Big Drive – Anita Lebeau
Won awards in Seattle and Winnipeg.

Nunavut Animation Lab: The Bear Facts – Jonathan Wright

Here and the Great Elsewhere – Michèle Lemieux
Opening film at Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois 2012, award winner at Poznan.

Romance – Georges Schwizgebel
Winner of four awards, including the Genie for Best Animated Short Film.

The Lost Town Of Switez – Kamil Polak
Winner of 10 awards.

The Théâtre de Verdure is a place of culture enjoyed by several generations of Montrealers. It’s in La Fontaine Park, located at Parc-La Fontaine Avenue, near the ponds.

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