Lunchbox lecture series – NFB SHORTS

62 GEORGE STREET, in association with the NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA, presents the annual LUNCHBOX LECTURE SERIES

Hosted by Kaboom, AniFilm, and the Fredrikstad Animation Festivals
featuring the following selection of this year’s NFB shorts,  filmmaker creative process talks and a special filmmaker panel discussion.

Click here to watch the filmmaker panel discussion
NFB Shorts

4 North A, Altötting, I, Barnabé, and The Great Malaise

Jordan Canning and Howie Shia (4 North A), Andreas Hykade (Altötting),
Jean-François Lévesque (I, Barnabé), Catherine Lepage (The Great Malaise)

Thursday, January 28, 2021
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM CET



password: NFBanimation 


4 North A

Directed by Jordan Canning and Howie Shia (pictured above)
Producer: Annette Clarke (NFB)
Executive Producers: Annette Clarke (NFB), Michael Fukushima (NFB)


A woman sits in a hospital room, alone with her dying father. As the din of antiseptic hospital noises pushes her to confront her inevitable loss, she escapes into a series of lush childhood memories.


Directed by Andreas Hykade (pictured above)
Producers: Thomas Meyer-Hermann (Studio Film Bilder), Julie Roy (NFB), Marc Bertrand (NFB), Abi Feijó (Ciclope Filmes)

“You know, when I was a boy, I fell in love with the Virgin Mary. It happened in a little Bavarian town called Altötting.” Mesmerizing, haunting, and deeply personal, Altötting is a coming-of-age story about love, faith, mortality, and shattered illusions.

I, Barnabé

Directed by Jean-François Lévesque (pictured above)
Producer: Julie Roy (NFB)

I, Barnabé takes a luminous look at a desperate man’s existential crisis. During a night of stormy drunkenness, he receives a visit from a mysterious bird and is forced to reconsider his life.

The Great Malaise

Directed by Catherine Lepage (pictured above)
Producer: Marc Bertrand (NFB)
Executive Producer: Julie Roy (NFB)

A young woman describes herself and her life in glowing terms, but the visual narrative tells a different story: with heart-rending power it illustrates the heavy burden of anxiety carried by this worried overachiever.

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