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Best Short Film


In the Land of the Flabby Schnook

A little brother asks his big sister how she managed to stop being afraid of the dark.

A little brother asks his big sister how she man-aged to stop being afraid of the dark. She draws

him into a succession of dreamlike tableaus whereeverything comes alive and through which the littlebrother learns to confront his own fears.In the Land of the Flabby Schnook is a contemplativefilm in which the viewer discovers a magical placethrough the eyes of the protagonists. Director Biography - Francis Gelinas

Francis Gélinas is a graduate of the School of Digital Arts, Animation and Design (NAD - UQAC) in video game design, the Collège de Maisonneuve in multimedia integration techniques, and Concordia’s Fine Arts program, with a major in film animation.He has worked in film and animation for over 14 years. First as an animator, and then as artistic director and producer with Moment Factory, alongside which he founded his own company ( in 2006.He experiments with animation in all its forms: stop motion, 2D and 3D animation, and scenic projections. He has produced animated web series, projection events in amusement parks, and worked on countless commercial projects for clients such as: Igloofest, Radio-Canada, Télé-Québec, Coca Cola, the NFB, Felix & Paul studios, Moment Factory, Ubisoft, Sid Lee, 4U2C, to name a few.His first personal film (Bad Dragon) toured to festivals around the world and won the Audience Award at the Fantasia festival.

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Best Short Film

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