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Ryan is based on the life of Ryan Larkin, a Canadian animator who, 30 years ago, produced some of the most influential animated films of his time. In the film, we hear the voices of prominent animators and artists discussing Ryan's work, and from waitresses, mission-house caretakers and homeless people who make up Ryan's life. These voices speak through strange, twisted, and disembodied, computer-generated characters - which combine to reflect the film's creator, Chris Landreth. In the words of Anais Nin, "We don't see things as they are. We see things as we are."

Some strong language. Viewer discretion is advised.

2004, 13 min 54 s

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International Portuguese Film Festival
June 21 to 24 2007, Toronto - Canada

Audience Award for Best International Short Film
Cork Film Festival
October 9 to 16 2005, Cork - Ireland

Best Animation Film Prize - with a cash prize of 1,470Euros (approx. $2,080Cdn)
International Short Film Festival of Drama
September 18 to 24 2005, Athens - Greece

Grand prize - Best Short Film - with a cash prize of 500$US
International Fantastic Film Festival (PIFAN)
July 14 to 23 2005, Puchon - Korea

Award for Best of the Festival
International Animation Festival
June 21 to 26 2005, Melbourne - Australia

Audience Award for Best Short Film
IFP Los Angeles Film Festival
June 16 to 26 2005, Beverly Hills - USA

Urban Cinefile 2005 Audience Award - Best Short Film in World Cinema
Film Festival
June 10 to 25 2005, Sydney - Australia

Short Film Jury Prize
Newport International Film Festival
June 7 to 12 2005, Newport - USA

Special Jury Award
Mountain Film Festival
May 27 to 30 2005, Telluride - USA

Gold Award
Animation Festival International
May 13 to 15 2005, Kalamazoo - USA

Director's Choice Award - with a cash prize of 1,100$US
Animation Festival International
May 13 to 15 2005, Kalamazoo - USA

2005 Best Documentary Award - with a cash prize of 500$US
Delaware Valley Arts Alliance
April 22 to May 1 2005, Narrowsburg - USA

Special Jury Award
WorldFest - International Film Festival
April 22 to May 1 2005, Houston - USA

Golden Gate Award for Best Animated Short - with a cash prize of 1,500$US
Golden Gate Awards Competition & International Film Festival
April 21 to May 5 2005, San Francisco - USA

Gold Medallion of Belgrade for Best Film of International Competition - with a cash prize of 2000Euros
Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival
April 20 to 24 2005, Belgrade - Serbia

Audience Award for Best International short
Florida Film Festival
April 8 to 17 2005, Maitland - USA

Ellen Award for Originality - with a cash prize of 1,500$US
Aspen Shortfest
April 6 to 10 2005, Aspen - USA

Animated Eye Award for Best Animated Short - with a cash prize of 2,500$US
Aspen Shortfest
April 6 to 10 2005, Aspen - USA

Genie Award for Best Animated Short
Genie Awards
March 21 2005, Toronto - Canada

Best Animated Short Film Award - with a cash prize of 500$US
International Film Festival
March 10 to 20 2005, Cleveland - USA

Award for Best Animation - with a cash prize of 1,500 Euros (Approx. 2,400$Cdn)
International Film Festival
March 9 to 13 2005, Tampere - Finland

Award for Best Short Animation
Cinequest
March 2 to 13 2005, San Jose - USA

Youth Jury Award - Most Innovative Short Film (Ages 13+)
Reel to Real International Film Festival for Youth and Families
March 1 to 10 2005, Vancouver - Canada

Oscar - Category: Short Film Awards - Animation
Annual Academy Awards / OSCARS
February 27 2005, Hollywood - USA

Award for Best Short Animation
Film Festival
February 4 to 13 2005, Victoria - Canada

Jury's Choice - 1st Prize Works - with a cash prize of 200$US
Black Maria Film and Video Festival
January 30 to June 1 2005, Jersey City - USA

Honorable Mention - Short Filmmaking
Sundance Film Festival
January 20 to 30 2005, Park City - USA

Second Prize from the Public - with a cash prize of 500Euros
Future Film Festival
January 19 to 23 2005, Bologne - Italy

TFCA Special Citation Award
Toronto Film Critics Association Awards
December 16 2004, Toronto - Canada

One of the Top 10 Canadian Films of 2004
Canada's Top 10 - International Film Festival Group
December 14 2004, Toronto - Canada

Third Prize - with a cash prize of 3,000Euros
Animadrid
December 3 to 11 2004, Madrid - Spain

Silver Mikeldi for Animation - with a cash award of 1,803Euros
International Festival of Documentary and Short Film - (Zinebi)
November 29 to December 4 2004, Bilbao - Spain

Audience Award - Category: Digital Shorts Competition
Golden Horse International Film Festival
November 25 to December 3 2004, Taipei - Taiwan

Best Short Film Award
Cape Town World Cinema Festival
November 12 to 20 2004, Cape Town - South-Africa

Silver Chris - Category: Arts
International Film and Video Festival
November 10 to 14 2004, Columbus - USA

Prize of the Journalists
International Animated Film Festival / CINANIMA
November 8 to 14 2004, Espinho - Portugal

Grand Prix Cinanima - Prize Caixa geral de Depositos - with a cash prize of 3,800Euros
International Animated Film Festival / CINANIMA
November 8 to 14 2004, Espinho - Portugal

Special Mention - Category: International Shorts Competition
AFI International Film Festival
November 4 to 14 2004, Los Angeles - USA

Award - AnyZone Competition
Holland Animation Film Festival
November 3 to 7 2004, Utrecht - Netherlands

Grand Prix 2004 - Category: Narrative Shorts
Holland Animation Film Festival
November 3 to 7 2004, Utrecht - Netherlands

ION International Animation of the Year Award
ION International Short Film, Animation & Games Festival
October 29 to 31 2004, Los Angeles - USA

World Animation Award
International Film Festival
October 28 to November 7 2004, Leeds - England

First Prize
ArtFutura
October 28 to 31 2004, Barcelona - Spain

Golden Spike Award - with a cash prize of 9,000Euros (approx. 13,942$Cdn)
International Film Festival
October 22 to 30 2004, Valladolid - Spain

Golden Dove Award - Category: Aniamtion - with a cash prize of 3,000Euros (approx. 4,500Cdn)
International Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
October 19 to 24 2004, Leipzig - Germany

Special prize of the Jury
International Short Film Festival
October 18 to 24 2004, Uppsala - Sweden

Z Télé New Discovery Award - with a cash prize of 5,000$Cdn
Festival du nouveau cinéma
October 14 to 24 2004, Montréal - Canada

Maverick Award for Best Animated Film
Woodstock Film Festival
October 13 to 17 2004, New York - USA

Jury's Prize - with a cash prize of 1,000Euros
Imago Film Festival
October 2 to 9 2004, Fundao - Portugal

Grand Prix for Best Independent Short Film/Video - with a cash prize 3,000$
International Animation Festival
September 22 to 26 2004, Ottawa - Canada

Best Canadian Short Film Award (ex aequo with THROUGH MY THICK GLASSES / À TRAVERS MES GROSSES LUNETTES)
Atlantic Film Festival
September 17 to 25 2004, Halifax - Canada

Best Experimental Film Award
LA Shorts Fest
September 7 to 13 2004, Los Angeles - USA

Golden Nica Award - Category: Computer Animation / Visual Effects - with a cash award of 10,000Euros
Prix ARS Electronica
September 2 to 7 2004, Linz - Austria

First Place - Best Animation - with a cash prize 2,000$US
International Short Film Festival
August 31 to September 6 2004, Palm Springs - USA

Renzo Kinoshita Prize - with a cash award of 250,000Yen (2,286$US)
International Animation Festival
August 19 to 23 2004, Hiroshima - Japan

Jury Honors
SIGGRAPH
August 8 to 12 2004, Los Angeles - USA

Special Jury Award
International Animated Film Festival
June 7 to 12 2004, Annecy - France

Kodak Award for Best Short Film - with 3000Euros in film stock
International Film Festival
May 12 to 23 2004, Cannes - France

Canal + Award for Best Short Film - Canal + buy the rights of the film for broadcasting
International Film Festival
May 12 to 23 2004, Cannes - France

Award of the (Very) Young Critic - given to the Best Short and Best Feature Films.
International Film Festival
May 12 to 23 2004, Cannes - France

The Sun Life Financial Award for Best Canadian Short - with a cash prize of $25,000Cdn
Worldwide Short Film Festival
May 11 to 16 2004, Toronto - Canada

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