Animation Nation

This eclectic assortment of funny, beautiful, and informative animated films will transport you on a variety of journeys, filled with imagination and creativity.

Themes: humour, courage, determination, spirituality and creativity.

Location: Roundhouse Community Centre

Scott Kiborn
Canada

Spaceships soar into space. Dots dance on a page. Rocks and twigs transform into expressive faces. Kids can easily create this kind of magic themselves, and all they require are a few simple tools. Explaining visually with colourful images, siblings Lindsay and Will demonstrate how to bring everyday objects to life — and even how to animate people! Animate Everything encourages you to “make your own magic in whatever style you want.”

Felix Gönnert
Germany

A tiny rocket makes an impact on a big wish. Seen from a distance, the earth is the most beautiful place in space.

Peter Bromley
Canada

Ms Hedley and Mr Frump teach you how to get REALLY REALLY BIG numbers with multiplication!

Rob Silvestri
Canada

Ormie is a pig, in every sense of the word. Pig see cookie. Pig want cookie. But they are out of reach...or are they? See Ormie's attempts to gain the warm sweet taste that is his obsession.

Staffan & Anna Erlandsson
Sweden

On a rock in the woods, a clumsy frog dreams of being a ballerina and dancing on stage. This is his own tale of the day his dream nearly came true.

Jadwiga Kowalska
Switzerland

It’s raining. A small village is in big trouble. The raindrops are actually a young girl’s tears. And it’s up to the hunter to put things in order.

Karina Garcia Casanova
Canada

Five children ponder creation, God, death and the meaning of life.

Phyllis Grant
Canada

This is the story of a young Mi’gmaq girl whose name means “the light from the dawn.” Sadly, her mother dies while giving birth and, though her father works very hard to provide for his family, Waseteg is surrounded by the bitterness and loneliness felt by her sisters. As a young girl, Waseteg looks for solace in nature, and dreams of the stories she’s heard in the village – including one about Walqwan, the mysterious boy living across the river.

Jo Meuris
Canada

Without Wings rejoices in the amazing ways the human body is able to defy gravity and achieve flight (if only for a moment) without wings.