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.
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