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Tragic Story with Happy Ending

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A little girl finds acceptance in embracing her own difference. This whimsically lyrical film has the timeless charm of an old fable - one whose subject is difference and self-affirmation. Through images evoking the rich texture of a woodblock print, the filmmaker has created a world of contrasts complemented by a lively soundtrack with a rhythmic beat. Technique: photocopies with images scratched into India ink on glossy paper. Lesson plan: www.nfb.ca/guides

2005, 07 min 39 s

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Audience Choise Award - Best Film
Platform International Animation Festival
June 25 to 30 2007, Portland - USA

Award for Best Short Film
International Portuguese Film Festival
June 21 to 24 2007, Toronto - Canada

Grand Prize Jury - Category: Animated Shorts
South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival (SXSW)
March 9 to 17 2007, Austin - USA

Award for Best Animation with a prize of 4,000 € worth of digital blowups to 35 mm
International Shortfilm Festival - Interfilm
November 7 to 12 2006, Berlin - Germany

Honorable Mention - Category: Arts
International Film and Video Festival
November 7 to 12 2006, Columbus - USA

Special International Jury Prizes (ex-aequo with JEU by Georges Schwizgebel)
International Animation Festival
August 24 to 28 2006, Hiroshima - Japan

2nd Prize for Design
Anima Mundi
July 14 to 30 2006, Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

2nd Prize for score
Anima Mundi
July 14 to 30 2006, Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

Special Mention from the International Jury
International Short Film Festival
July 12 to 15 2006, Montecatini - Italy

The Annecy Cristal Award
International Animated Film Festival
June 5 to 10 2006, Annecy - France

TPS Cineculte Award for short Film
International Animated Film Festival
June 5 to 10 2006, Annecy - France

Grand Prize
International Cartoon & Animation Festival (SICAF)
May 24 to 28 2006, Seoul - Korea

Special Jury Award
ANIFEST
May 4 to 10 2006, Trebon - Czech Republic

Animation Award - Best Animated Short Film - with a cash prize of 3,000Euros ($4,280Cdn approx.)
International Young Filmmakers Festival
April 1 to 9 2006, Granada - Spain

Special Prize 2: "Onda Curta"
International Animated Film Festival / CINANIMA
November 7 to 13 2005, Espinho - Portugal

Prize Antonio Gaio - Best film in the National Competition - with a cash prize of 1,000Euros (1,391$Cdn) and film value 1,500Euros by Kodak Portuguesa
International Animated Film Festival / CINANIMA
November 7 to 13 2005, Espinho - Portugal

Jury Special Award - Prize City of Espinho - with a cash award of 2,500Euros (3,478$Cdn)
International Animated Film Festival / CINANIMA
November 7 to 13 2005, Espinho - Portugal

Prize Alves Costa - Special prize given by the Journalists' Jury -
International Animated Film Festival / CINANIMA
November 7 to 13 2005, Espinho - Portugal