Best Canadian Animation Award for Nightingales

The amazing Ottawa Animation festival is over. And Nightingales in December won Canadian Film Institute award for best Canadian Animation. I’m extremely happy that I won with this small, personal, no-budget film, done as a Carte Blanche for the last 40th anniversary of the Festival of New Cinema in Montreal. This is my 4th film that wins this prestigious award in Ottawa – after The Man Who Waited 2006, Drux Flux 2008, Lipsett Diaries 2010, and now Nightingales… I guess I have to stop making films, cause otherwise Steven Harper may evoke my citizenship, or will ban me from visiting Ottawa…

And big thanks to the producers Nicolas-Gerard Deltruc, Adéle Enjolras, Olivier Calvert, who did the sound, Spencer Krug, who inspired the film, and was so good to give me the wonderful music.