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Dinner for Two

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When it comes to conflict, even chameleons won't change! Peace in the rain forest is disrupted when two chameleons literally get stuck in a conflict, with catastrophic results. Relationships are severed, opportunities are lost, innocent bystanders are harmed and violence seems imminent. Luckily for the lizards, a frog observing the fracas turns into exactly what they need - no, not a prince - a mediator.

Dinner for Two tackles conflict in a lively, humorous and provocative way. It shows that amidst the chaos that differences create, there are still paths to reconciliation.

This film is part of the ShowPeace series of lively animated films about conflict resolution. This series has received support from UNICEF and Justice Canada. For teaching guides, a parents' guide and recommended resources visit www.nfb.ca/showpeace

Technique: Cel animation

1996, 07 min 18 s

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Special Recognition - for Children Film
World Festival of Animated Films
June 17 to 21 1998, Zagreb - Croatia

Jury Award - Animation Program
Expo of Short Film and Video
November 21 1997, New York - USA

Certificate of merit
International Film Festival for Children and Young People
November 14 to 23 1997, Hyderabad - India

Bronze Plaque Award
International Film and Video Festival
October 21 to 23 1997, Columbus - USA

First Prize - Best Animation film given by the Children Jury
International Children's Film Festival
October 9 to 19 1997, Chicago - USA

First Prize - Best Animation film given by the Adult Jury
International Children's Film Festival
October 9 to 19 1997, Chicago - USA

Best Film Award - given by the Children's Jury
International Family Film Festival
July 26 to August 1 1997, Seoul - Korea

Grand Prize - Category: Animation
International Family Film Festival
July 26 to August 1 1997, Seoul - Korea

Bronze Apple Award
National Educational Media Network Competition
May 1 1997, Oakland - USA

Animated Eye Award - with a cash prize of 500$US
Aspen Shortfest
April 2 to 6 1997, Aspen - USA

UNICEF Jury Award - Category: Best Short Film
International Film Festival
February 13 to 24 1997, Berlin - Germany

Award for Best Animation
San Diego International Film Festival
February 1 1997, La Jolla - USA

Grand Prix des Amériques (First Prize) - Best Short Film Section
Montreal World Film Festival
August 22 to September 2 1996, Montréal - Canada