Backstage at the Nursery Rhyme

Backstage at the Nursery Rhyme

Available on DVD

In this short animation, Al Sens gives us a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes of a nursery rhyme.

Beat Around the Bush

Beat Around the Bush

Available on DVD

Three seniors in this short comedic drama bring a whole new context to a popular phrase.

Brain Clever

Brain Clever

Available on DVD

China is the largest manufacturer in the world, and English translations of Chinese instructions often say more about the culture than they do about the product. Filmmaker Lulu Keating brings the "Hand-Pressing Flashlight" instructions to life, creating a land of extremes.

Characters in Colour

Characters in Colour

Available on DVD

In Characters in Colour, Al Sens displays his talent for drawing by combining colourful, playful animation with a light piano melody.

Crank

Crank

Available on VHS

Crank juxtaposes the seemingly nonsensical with the precision of science, classification and system. Our belief in the order of language does not guarantee communication. Ultimately we are left with a disturbing picture of the futility of the urban environment-city as machine.

The Dancing Cop!

The Dancing Cop!

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With a nod to the theatre of the absurd, Kelvin Redvers has created a musical like no other to provoke discussion about relationships between law enforcement and First Nations people.

Dinner Parade

Dinner Parade

Available on DVD

Dinner Parade is an animated narrative that takes the viewer through fluid metaphors portraying consumption, both as the theme and protagonist.

Dog=God

Dog=God

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A girl loves dogs. She wants to be one. Shot on location in Dawson City and on Manitoulin Island, Dog=God is an experimental, musical, ecstatic ode to dogs and those who both master and worship them.

Dreamtime

Dreamtime

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Using playful animated drawings, Al Sens shows us where dreams come from and that not everything is what it seems.

Fowl Play

Fowl Play

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After witnessing a crime, a citizen in distress visits a less than interested inspector.

Funny Things People Can Do to Themselves

Funny Things People Can Do to Themselves

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A humorous look at the strange physical capabilities of ordinary people, including squeaking ears, dislocating limbs, and elongating tongues. The musical score is provided by a self-proclaimed classical teeth player. Bizarre!

Insomniac

Insomniac

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This film captures the hopelessly frenetic quality of modern life, as characters move in a manic and surreal fashion from one inevitable situation to the next.

Its Me, Again

It's Me, Again

Available on DVD

Ostensibly a film about twins, It's Me, Again explores the expectations and desires we have when we are confronted with identical siblings.

Jericho and his Fortress

Jericho and his Fortress

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Visual artist Robert Williams explores alternate perceptions of the world in this interpretation of a conversation he had with a local figure in Halifax.

Ray Condos Crazy Mixed Up World

Ray Condo's Crazy Mixed Up World

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This charming and lively animation by Vancouver artist Deb Dawson pays tribute to the genius of the late Canadian musician commonly known as Ray Condo (1950-2004).

Smelling Smelly

Smelling Smelly

Available on DVD

When three filmmakers were challenged to create a film about a touchy topic, they came up with a unique solution--a silent-movie style film that conveys key concepts about personal hygiene with comic-like graphics.

Sourdough Starter

Sourdough Starter

Available on DVD

Sourdough Starter is an animated musical tribute to discovering love and leavening.

Turkey Trip

Turkey Trip

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In this animated short, a turkey has an unfortunate fall.

The Working Cats Guide to the Klondike

The Working Cat's Guide to the Klondike

Available on DVD

Old timers, First Nation storytellers, historians and a cast of Yukon locals recall a traditional practice of “cat sledding” unique to the Dawson City area in Canada’s far North.