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Lines Vertical / Lignes verticales

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This experiment in minimalism is an elegant evocation of abstract expressionism (Norman McLaren and Evelyn Lambart initially wanted to use only a single line to make the film, but later accepted that they would have to use more). This film later inspired the making of Lines Horizontal and Mosaic.

1960, 05 min 49 s

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First Prize - Category: Arts and Experimental
Genie Awards
May 13 1961, Toronto - Canada

First Prize
International Competition CIDALC of Music and Dance in Film (International Committee of Film Education and Culture)
January 29 1961, Valencia - Spain

Selected as an Outstanding Film of the Year for presentation at the London Film Festival
BFI London Film Festival
October 20 to November 4 1960, London - England

Diploma of Merit
International Film Festival
August 21 to September 10 1960, Edinburgh - Scotland

First Prize - Category: Experimental
Mostra Internatzionale del Cinema
July 20 to 30 1960, Venice - Italy