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Animovies + Windchasers

March 19, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Blue birdlike puppet with yellow beak and red scarf.


60 minutes

Curated by filmmaker Loretta Simeon, this fascinating and entertaining program of shorts from around the world uses an astonishing array of stop-motion, puppetry, and animated object techniques to explore complex and whimsical themes.


  • The Fable of the Fox & the Stork by Anna Lee
  • Red Rider/ Marcach Dearg by Emma and Ivan Fisher-Owen
  • Blue Madness by Herbert Poll Gutièrrez and Jose Alberto Susano Ruiz
  • Rumination by Ashleigh Vaillancourt
  • Len & His Spitfire by Noelle Duddridge
  • PHILIP by Andre Maat
  • The History of the World in 10.000 Bricks by Fabian Dreihorst
  • Spring Roll Dream by Mai Vu

Animovies is supported by CAOS, a non-profit arts organization that amplifies voices through the arts of mask and puppetry, and the Nakoda AV Club, a group of emerging and established storytellers and media artists.


After Animovies, catch Windchasers: a fun-filled, fantasy puppet adventure that follows whimsical creatures on a distant planet. Ven is bored with his duties as a Herdguider for his flock, but when he and his adorable pet Nunu come across a stranger out in the tall grass, everything changes. With the help of Aria the Windchaser, they’re going to have to act quickly to save their home.


Windchasers is presented by Solaris Productions

Screenplay by Andrew G. Cooper and Anna Cummer

Co-Created by The Calgary Puppeteer Collective


cSPACE Eau Claire
381 2 Ave SW
Calgary,AlbertaT2P 5E9Canada
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