October 28 is World Animation Day – and Canada is getting animated. The National Film Board  is celebrating this special day with a 13-city tour of Get Animated! , a series of free public screenings from the NFB’s Oscar-winning animation studios. Get Animated! will showcase amazing new creations from Canada’s public producer, for young and old, from October 22 to November 9, 2008.
After celebrating the 65th anniversary of NFB animation, National Film Board studios have found a fresh burst of energy, producing works that have garnered international acclaim, including a record-setting 70th Academy Award nomination last year – more than any production company or organization outside Hollywood – as well as awards across Canada and around the world. Get Animated! is part of a broader commitment at Canada’s public producer and distributor to ensure that Canadians from coast to coast have access to outstanding NFB productions.
Get Animated! free screenings will take place in Victoria, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax, as well as five communities served by the NFB’s pioneering e-cinema network for francophone Acadian communities, in Moncton, Bouctouche, Caraquet, Edmundston and Kedgwick, New Brunswick.
Date: Friday, October 24, 2008
Place: Emily Carr University – Lecture Theatre, Room 301 – 1399 Johnston Street, Granville Island
7 pm: Get Animated! New Visions
9 pm: Local Animation Program
Date: Sunday, October 26, 2008
Place: Carousel Theatre – 1411 Cartwright Street, Granville Island
1 pm: Get Animated! Children’s Program
2:30 pm: Reel 2 Real Animation Workshop for Kids!
Date: Saturday, October 25, 2008
Place: Camosun College, Lansdowne Campus – Fisher Building, Room 100 – 3100 Foul Bay Road
7 pm: Vancouver Island Shorts/Get Animated! New Visions
8:30 pm: Artist Talk & Screening with Oscar®-winning animators David Fine and Alison Snowden