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Window Horses - The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming

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Written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Ann Marie Fleming, Window Horses is a feature animation about love—love of family, poetry, history, culture.

Rosie Ming, a young Canadian poet, is invited to perform at a poetry festival in Shiraz, Iran, but she’d rather go to Paris. She lives at home with her over-protective Chinese grandparents and has never been anywhere by herself. Once in Iran, she finds herself in the company of poets and Persians who tell her stories that force her to confront her past: the Iranian father she assumed abandoned her and the nature of poetry itself. The film is about building bridges between cultural and generational divides. It’s about being curious. Staying open. And finding your own voice through the magic of poetry.

The film’s voice actors include Sandra Oh (Rosie), Ellen Page (Kelly, Rosie’s best friend), Don McKellar (a young poet named Dietmar), Shohreh Aghdashloo (Mehrnaz, a professor at the University of Tehran) and Nancy Kwan (Gloria, Rosie’s overprotective grandmother). More than a dozen animators, including Kevin Langdale, Janet Perlman, Bahram Javaheri and Jody Kramer, worked on the film with Fleming.

2016, 89 min 15 s

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Platinum Grand Prize
Future Film Festival
May 29 to June 3 2018, Bologne - Italy

APSA Award for Best Animated Feature Film
Asia Pacific Screen Awards
November 23 2017, Brisbane - Australia

Best Foreign Feature Film
Monmouth Film Festival
August 11 to 13 2017, Holmdel - USA

Special Award for the Best Animated Feature Film- with a cash prize of 45.000 PLN
Animator International Animation Festival
July 7 to 13 2017, Poznan - Poland

Best Direction - Animation
Leo Awards
June 4 2017, Vancouver - Canada

Best Musical Score - Animation
Leo Awards
June 4 2017, Vancouver - Canada

AniMovie – Award for the Best Feature-Length Animated Film
International Animation Film Festival / International Trickfilm Festival
May 2 to 7 2017, Stuttgart - Germany

Audience Award Winner- Animated Feature Competition
Film Festival
April 20 to 29 2017, Nashville - USA

Best International Feature- with a cash prize of $10, 000
Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
April 20 to 23 2017, Dubuque - USA

Human Rights Award- Narrative Feature Competition
RiverRun International Film Festival
March 30 to April 9 2017, Winston - Salem - USA

Jury Honourable Mention
March 16 to 26 2017, Lisbon - Portugal

ANIMAFICX Award for Best Animated Film
Gijón International Film Festival
November 19 to 26 2016, Gijon - Spain

Best Canadian Feature Film Award
Reel Asian International Film Festival
November 8 to 19 2016, Toronto - Canada

Jury Prize- Feature Film
International Animation Festival
October 21 to 25 2016, Bucheon - Korea

Best Canadian Film
International Film Festival
September 29 to October 14 2016, Vancouver - Canada

Best BC Film Award
International Film Festival
September 29 to October 14 2016, Vancouver - Canada

Audience Prize
Animasyros- International Animation Festival and Forum
September 21 to 26 2016, Syros - Greece

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