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Friday, September 6, 2013

Video animated short: "When the Day Breaks" directed by Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby

Video animation "When the Day Breaks"
directed by Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby.

Ruby the pig seeks affirmation in the city around her after witnessing the accidental death of a stranger… and finds it in surprising places. With deft humour and finely rendered detail, When the Day Breaks illuminates the links that connect our urban lives, while evoking the promise and fragility of a new day. The film also features singer Martha Wainwright.

Awards: Winner of over 40 prizes from around the world including the Palme d'Or for Best Short Film 52nd International Film Festival Cannes France, 1999; Grand Prix for Best Animated Short Film 23rd International Animated Film Festival Annecy 1999; Gold Hugo Award Animated Short Film Category 35th International Film Festival Chicago, 1999, an Oscar® nomination for Best Animated Short Film, and the Grand Prix at Zagreb and Hiroshima International Animation Festivals.

About the Directors and their website: 
Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis met at the Emily Carr College of Art and Design in Vancouver where they studied film, video and animation. They each went on to create their own works with the National Film Board of Canada before co-directing "When the Day Breaks".




Tilby and Forbis have also collaborated on assorted commissioned projects and directed numerous TV commercials. Interview, their acclaimed spot for United Airlines, was nominated for an Emmy® in 2004.



Forbis has led many animation workshops for kids and from 1987 - 1993 was an instructor at the Arts Umbrella Children’s Art Centre in Vancouver.

Tilby has taught animation at Harvard and Concordia University and from 2007 - 2009 was external examiner for animation at the Royal College of Art in London.