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Lipsett Diaries

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Lipsett Diaries is a descent into the maelstrom of anguish that tormented famed Canadian experimental filmmaker Arthur Lipsett, who died prematurely at age 49. Taking the form of a diary, this animated film by Theodore Ushev charts the meanderings of psychological distress, with clashes of images and sounds evoking the loneliness of the artist’s childhood, his frenzied creations and his dizzying descent into depression and madness. Drawing, as Lipsett did, from archives of diverse origins, even recycling segments of Lipsett’s films, Ushev renews his aesthetic by using paint and crayon on paper, to which he applies digital treatments. The result is both spectacular and daring: a fragmented and fascinating short film that plunges us into the whirlwind of a mind out of balance. A collaboration between Ushev and writer Chris Robinson, Lipsett Diaries is a singular study of what happens when genius is on a first-name basis with madness.

2010, 14 min 01 s

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Best of Festival
Yorkton Film Festival
May 26 to 29 2011, Yorkton - Canada

Founder's Award
Yorkton Film Festival
May 26 to 29 2011, Yorkton - Canada

Golden Sheaf Award: Animation
Yorkton Film Festival
May 26 to 29 2011, Yorkton - Canada

Best Animation Film
Soirée des Jutra
March 13 2011, Montréal - Canada

Best Animated Short
Genie Awards
March 10 2011, Ottawa - Canada

Creativity Prize- with a prize of 1000 $ in duplication services by umen | digital
Regard sur le court métrage au Saguenay
March 9 to 13 2011, Chicoutimi - Canada

Diploma of Merit
International Film Festival
March 9 to 13 2011, Tampere - Finland

Mention from the Public Jury
Regard sur le court métrage au Saguenay
March 9 to 13 2011, Chicoutimi - Canada

Best Animation Film
International Short Film Festival
February 4 to 12 2011, Clermont-Ferrand - France

Special Mention
Black Nights Film Festival & Animated Dreams
November 19 to 23 2010, Tallinn - Estonia

RTP2 Award - Onda Curta
International Animated Film Festival / CINANIMA
November 8 to 14 2010, Espinho - Portugal

Canadian Film Institute Award for Best Canadian Animation
International Animation Festival
October 20 to 24 2010, Ottawa - Canada

Special Mention for the International Jury Prize
International Animation Festival
August 7 to 11 2010, Hiroshima - Japan

Special Mention (ex-aequo with Don't Go by Turgut Akacik)
International Animated Film Festival
June 7 to 11 2010, Annecy - France

Special Mention
Worldwide Short Film Festival
June 1 to 6 2010, Toronto - Canada

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