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May 6May 8

We’re partnering with the Halifax Animation Festival (AFX) to bring you two exciting events!


All AFX events are presented online and are not impacted by the current provincial lock down.

FULL DETAILS at www.anifx.ca



This World’s Not Done (films by Helen Hill)

Curated by Becka Barker

May 6, 5:00PM – WATCH HERE

Experimental animator Helen Hill was known for the bright hand-crafted aesthetic she brought to so much of her work and life. Her films blend an exuberance for life and care for others with personal stories and themes of mortality. This program embraces the whimsy, the sadness, the fun, and the contemplation in Hill’s films as intertwining threads that encourage us to cushion our pain with love, and celebrate the brevity of our time on earth by demonstrating love and care to one another and our communities. Join us in celebrating and remembering an icon of our local film and animation community!

Animating our stories: Exploring LGBTQ2S History through Animation

May 7, 3:00PM – Watch Here

History is not the past, it is the present. We carry our history with us.
We are our history.
– James Baldwin

The first live action feature documentary was Robert Flaherty’s Nanook of the North in 1922. 85 years later, the world saw its first animated feature documentary with Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis in 2007.

What happened? Can animation document as well as live action? Does it tell stories differently? Inspired by Quickdraw Animation Society’s (QAS) On LGBTQ2S+ Animation Project*, this panel features special guests Mike Hooves, member of the project’s organizing collective, along with award-winning Toronto-based queer artists Lauren Hortie and Sonya Reynolds. The panel is moderated by Sam Decoste, independent animator and one of the essayists for On LGBTQ2S+ Animation.

*On LGBTQ2S+ Animation is a collection of essays, comics, and other works exploring queerness, identity and representation in animation.


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