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Milo is always losing his lunchbox, screwing up in class and humiliating himself on the playground. He'd like to be invincible like his comic book hero Captain Cosmo, but for a shy near-sighted kid, the humiliations of Grade One know no bounds! He lives in a lonely, blurry world and is blind to his one true friend, Gwenny.

A visit to the eye doctor brings things into focus. His first pair of glasses enables Milo to excel in class and on the playground. Full of new-found confidence, he loses sight of who his friends really are until a crushing accident reminds him.

Funny and poignant, Glasses is a vivid cinematic exploration of elementary school life and just how hard it can be when you don't see things quite the way everyone else does.

2001, 22 min 32 s

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Norman McLaren Award for Best Animation
VIEWFINDERS International Film Festival for Youth
April 21 to 27 2003, Halifax - Canada

Special Commendation - Category: Early Education
International Educational Program Contest Japan Prize
October 30 to November 6 2002, Tokyo - Japan

Chris Statuette - Category: Education and Information
International Film and Video Festival
October 23 to 25 2002, Columbus - USA

Second Prize - Special Award for First Work
Anima Mundi
July 12 to 21 2002, Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

Golden Sheaf Award - Category: Best Animation
Yorkton Film Festival
May 23 to 26 2002, Yorkton - Canada

Special Jury Prize - Category: Best Short Film
Festival International du film pour enfants (FIFEM)
March 2 to 9 2002, Montréal - Canada

Camerio Award for Best Short Film
Carrousel international du film
September 16 to 23 2001, Rimouski - Canada