The National Film Board of Canada has one of the most sophisticated 3D stereoscopic labs in the world. The films that come out of this sublime creative engine-room showcase just what 3D stereoscopic animation is truly capable of. Curated by the NFB’s head of 3D Animation, Munro Ferguson, this programme is a stunning collection of films unleashed from all the restraints that smother most 3D stereoscopic animation that’s floating around out there.
Thanks to the Quebec Government Office, London.
Read an extended article on this programme by LIAF Co-Director, Malcolm Turner here
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Subconscious Password (Chris Landreth, 2013)
The absurd misadventures of Charles, a friendly kind of guy who meets up with someone whose name completely escapes him.
Interoculus (Marie Valade, 2010)
In an infinitely vast space a man, a woman and a fish illustrate a flow of questions about perception.
The Interview (Claire Blanchet, 2010)
Racial stereotypes and prejudices deprive a highly qualified candidate of a fair interview.
The Wobble Incident (Claire Blanchet & Sam Vipond, 2009)
When the First Sound rings out in a silent cartoon world, two characters experience momentous change as their universe goes bananas.
Marvin Parson Inner Wild Wilderness (Fred Casia, 2010)
A weird and wacky safari through the jungle that is the human digestive system.
Unlaced (A. Megan Turnbull, 2010)
A myopic woman walks through a wintry urban landscape, her world view altered suddenly by a beat within herself, transporting her to a lush place full of green foliage.
Reflexion (Greg Labute, 2010)
Two prisoners are trapped in a void. Trying separately to escape, they discover each other and have to overcome their fear in order to connect and find a way out.
Pierogi Pinch (Kiarra Albina, 2010)
As a young woman finds herself lost in daydreams while clumsily performing the tradition of making pierogies, she invokes the presence of her grandmother, who guides her through the messy ritual.
Blind Evolution (Zane Kozak, 2010)
An eerie mystical journey from the human from to something completely different.
Hot House 6 Behind The Scene (Jelena Popovic, 2010)
A fun, behind-the-scenes look at the Hothouse 6 3D stereoscopic scheme featuring 6 filmmakers, the producers and mentor.
Drux Flux (Theodore Ushev, 2008)
An angry musical collage dealing with machinery, construction and destruction.
Moon Man (Paul Morstad, 2004)
Inspired by the song ‘Moon Man Newfie’ sung by Stompin’ Tom Connors – telling the story of Codfish Dan who made Newfoundland history after a lucky fishing trip on the Milky Way.
Tower Bawher (Theodore Ushev, 2005)
Geometry meets fine art in this tango of jostling smart design and perfect placement.
Private Eyes (Nicola Lemay, 2011)
Since he’s been in darkness all his life, Matthew has eyes where other people only have hands, feet or ears.
Falling in Love Again (Munro Ferguson, 2003)
When two cars travelling in opposite directions careen around sharp curves, the meeting of their occupants promises to be explosive.
June (Munro Ferguson, 2013)
Made in the memory of Canadian artist and filmmaker Joyce June Weiland, June is like a 3D abstract painting that moves set to a score by Philip Glass performed by the Kronos Quartet.
Gloria Victoria (Theodore Ushev, 2013)
From the Russian front to the Chinese Revolution, and Dresden to Guernica, great black birds fly over graves while vampires and reapers keep moving.
Ora (Unknown, 2011)
An experimental 3D dance film filmed thermographically, capturing images of the dancers using only their body heat, and inspired by Darwin’s theory of evolution and the myths of Narcissus and Prometheus