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Bob's Birthday

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Surprise birthday parties can be risky. Especially when the guest of honour is turning 40! When Margaret plans a celebration for her husband, Bob, she underestimates the sudden impact of middle age on his mood. A witty, offbeat animated portrait of a frustrated dentist wrestling with the fundamental issues of life.

1993, 12 min 18 s

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Director's Citation Award
Black Maria Film and Video Festival
January 24 to May 15 1997, Jersey City - USA

Jury Award
Gravity Free Film Festival
June 1 1996, Jamestown - USA

Diploma of Honour
International Short Film Festival
May 11 to 12 1996, Sukagawa - Japan

First Prize - Category: Animation Short Film
South Beach Film Festival
April 18 to 25 1996, North Miami - USA

Finalist Award
The New York Festivals / Festival Competition
January 19 1996, New York - USA

Best Short Film Award
Northern Ireland International Film Festival / Cinemagic
December 7 to 16 1995, Belfast - Ireland

Award of Excellence
Film Festival
November 7 to 11 1995, Nashville - USA

Second Place - Category: Animation
Central Florida Film & Video Festival
September 22 to October 1 1995, Orlando - USA

Honorable Mention
IMAGE Film and Video Festival
June 9 to 16 1995, Atlanta - USA

Alberta - Quebec Award 1995 - Innovative cinema less than 60 minutes - with a cash prize of 2,500$
Quebec-Alberta Prizes (Television - Cinema)
June 1 1995, Banff - Canada

Award for Best Animation
Worldwide Short Film Festival
May 31 to June 4 1995, Toronto - Canada

Short Film Award
International Animated Film Festival
May 30 to June 4 1995, Annecy - France

Bronze Apple Award - Category: Arts
National Educational Media Network Competition
May 1 1995, Oakland - USA

Special Jury Award - Division Film and Video - Category: Animation
Golden Gate Awards Competition & International Film Festival
April 20 to May 4 1995, San Francisco - USA

Oscar - Category: Short Film Awards - Animation
Annual Academy Awards / OSCARS
March 27 1995, Hollywood - USA

Award - Category: 10 to 40 minutes Films Category C
International Animated Film Festival / CINANIMA
November 8 to 13 1994, Espinho - Portugal

Prix Animé - prize given by the general public for the Best Animation Film of the Festival
Festival du cinéma international en Abitibi-Témiscamingue
October 29 to November 3 1994, Rouyn-Noranda - Canada

Silver Hugo - Category: Short Subject Film
International Film Festival
October 6 to 23 1994, Chicago - USA

Gordon Bruce Award for Humour - with a cash prize of 500$
International Animation Festival
September 28 to October 2 1994, Ottawa - Canada

Second Prize - with a cash prize of 1,000DM
Short Film Weekend
May 6 to 8 1994, Augsburg - Germany