NFB’s “Wild Life” short piles up 3 Alberta awards

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Wild Life

The Oscar-nominated “Wild Life,” a 13 and a half-minute film directed by West­ern Cana­dian ani­ma­tion duo Wendy Tilby and Amanda For­bis, won three hon­ors Sat­ur­day at the 38th Annual Alberta Film and Tele­vi­sion Awards in Cal­gary, includ­ing the Rosie for Best Short.

For­bis and Tilby also won the Rosie for Best Animator(s) or Motion Graphic Artist(s), while the award for Best Over­all Sound — Drama went to Wild Life cre­ative crew David J. Tay­lor and Pat Butler.

The film tells how in 1909, a dap­per young remit­tance man is sent from Eng­land to Alberta to attempt ranch­ing. How­ever, his affec­tion for bad­minton, bird watch­ing and liquor leaves him lit­tle time for wran­gling cat­tle. It soon becomes clear that noth­ing in his refined upbring­ing has pre­pared him for the harsh con­di­tions of the New World. This ani­mated short is about the beauty of the prairie, the pang of being home­sick and the folly of liv­ing dan­ger­ously out of context.

Last month, Wild Life won the award for Best Ani­ma­tion at the Reel to Real Inter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val for Youth and Fam­i­lies in Vancouver.

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