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Strange Invaders

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Roger and Doris live a quiet, comfortable life until one night they are awakened by the arrival of a strange visitor. It's a child--the answer to their dreams! A gift from heaven... or, from much farther away? The strange little thing takes over, wreaking havoc on the entire household. Life, as the couple knew it, is over. They're a family now, and it's a nightmare!

Anyone planning a family--take heed of this cautionary tale! Doomed parents will appreciate the terror of the couple's plight. Part science-fiction, part autobiography, Strange Invaders is another irrepressible comedy from Cordell Barker, director of the much-loved classic, The Cat Came Back, a 1989 Oscar nominee.

2001, 08 min 27 s

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BLIZZARD Award - for Best Overall Sound
The BLIZZARDS/Manitoba Motion Picture Ind. Ass. Film & Video Awards
March 3 2003, Winnipeg - Canada

BLIZZARD Award - for Best Animation
The BLIZZARDS/Manitoba Motion Picture Ind. Ass. Film & Video Awards
March 3 2003, Winnipeg - Canada

Award for Best Animation - International Competition - with a prize of 2,500Euros (3,980$Cdn) in postproduction services
International Shortfilm Festival - Interfilm
November 5 to 10 2002, Berlin - Germany

Special Prize
International Animation Festival
August 22 to 26 2002, Hiroshima - Japan

Special distinction "for its great humour, timing and design"
World Festival of Animated Films
June 18 to 23 2002, Zagreb - Croatia

Jury Award
Yorkton Film Festival
May 23 to 26 2002, Yorkton - Canada

Golden Gate Award - Division Film and Video - Category: Animation - with a cash prize 500$US
Golden Gate Awards Competition & International Film Festival
April 18 to May 2 2002, San Francisco - USA

Bronze Award - Film and Video Production - Category: The Arts / Cultural
WorldFest - International Film Festival
April 5 to 14 2002, Houston - USA

Black Maria Director's Choice - with a cash prize 175$US
Black Maria Film and Video Festival
January 28 2002, Jersey City - USA

Gold World Medal - Category: Short Film Animated
The New York Festivals / Festival Competition
January 1 2002, New York - USA

Special Merit Animation
Black Nights Film Festival
December 1 to 9 2001, Tallinn - Estonia

Silver Chris Award - Category: Entertainment
International Film and Video Festival
October 23 to 26 2001, Columbus - USA

Special Commendation given by the International Jury of Animated Films (ex-aequo with Camouflage by Jonathan Hodgson-UK)
International Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
October 16 to 21 2001, Leipzig - Germany

Audience Award for the Best Animated Short Film
SITGES International Fantastic Festival of Catalonia
October 4 to 13 2001, Barcelona - Spain

Grand Prize "I Castelli Animati" for the Best Film in Competition
Int’l Festival of Animated Films / I Castelli Animati
October 3 to 7 2001, Genzano - Italy

Special Jury Mention
International Animated Film Festival
June 4 to 9 2001, Annecy - France

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