Short Competitions

Short Film Competitions

Short Film Jury

A photo of Pixie CramPixie Cram is a filmmaker and animator who lives in the Ottawa-Gatineau region. She creates work on themes of nature, technology, and war. Her films have screened at festivals across North America, in Europe, and in China. On top of her own art practice, she works as a freelance director, cinematographer, and editor.
A photo of Brandon BlommaertBrandon Blommaert is a Montreal based artist who has been working with synesthetic merging of sound and image since he began his animation practice in 2004. Originally from Edmonton, Alberta, he obtained his BFA at the Alberta University of the Arts in Calgary, Alberta and moved to Montreal in 2008 to take part in the National Film Board of Canada’s Hothouse program. Brandon has a diverse practice that includes experimental and narrative filmmaking, sound and still image creation. His recent film e:e:e:e:e was selected as Arte TV’s top 10 projects of the Wrong Biennale as well as critic’ choice for 2015’s best short films.
A photo of Don McWilliamsDon McWilliams is a live action and animation filmmaker. Meeting Norman McLaren in 1968 inspired him to become a filmmaker. He would later work with McLaren and this lead to two films on McLaren – Creative Process: Norman McLaren (1990), and Norman McLaren: Animated Musician (2014). McWilliams’ other films include The Passerby (1995), which was selected as one of the best 50 filmic essays since 1895 by the Vienna Film Festival in 2007; he was nominated for an Oscar® as producer and editor of Sunrise Over Tiananmen Square in 1999.
McWilliams taught experimental animation and documentary production in Norway, and has been a part of the NFB Animation Studio for four decades.

Young Audiences Competitions

Young Audiences Competition Jury

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