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The Boy and the Snow Goose / Le Petit Garçon et l'Oie des neiges

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In this enchanting animation film without words, a young boy finds an injured snow goose, which he nurses back to health. Constant companions throughout the glorious, sun-filled days of summer, the two sadly separate in autumn when the bird obeys the call to join its flock for the annual flight south. Lonesome for his friend, the boy whiles away the long winter dreaming of how he and the goose would fly together to magical places. With spring's return, the boy and the snow goose are happily, though briefly, reunited, each one realizing that the bond of love and friendship between them will endure.

1984, 10 min 32 s

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Second Prize - Category: Short Films / Animation 10 to 15 minutes
International Children's Film Festival
October 14 to 23 1988, Chicago - USA

Ruby Slipper Award for Best Animation Short given by the Adult Jury
International Children's Film and Television Festival
October 18 to 19 1986, Los Angeles - USA

Second Place - Category: Film as Art
National Educational Media Network Competition
May 15 to 18 1986, Oakland - USA

Second Prize - Category: Films as Art
Golden Gate Awards Competition & International Film Festival
March 20 to 30 1986, San Francisco - USA

Special Mention
Festival internatinal de cinéma de court métrage
March 3 to 8 1986, Murcia - Spain

Silver Dolphin Award - Category: Films for Children
International Animated Film Festival / CINANIMA
November 12 to 16 1985, Espinho - Portugal

Honorable Mention - Category: Music (Normand Roger)
International Animated Film Festival / CINANIMA
November 12 to 16 1985, Espinho - Portugal

Jury Mention for Animation and the Educational Message
Festival international du film animalier
July 18 to 21 1985, Pléneuf - Le Val André - France

Actra Award for Best Children's Television Program
Itinerant - Annual ACTRA Awards
April 3 1985, Ottawa - Canada

Golden Sheaf Award - Category: Best Animation
Yorkton Film Festival
October 31 to November 4 1984, Yorkton - Canada

Special Jury Award
International Animation Festival
August 13 to 18 1984, Toronto - Canada