A drawing of a young boy with an oversized head, a character from BLA BLA, an interactive website produced by Vincent Morisset in 2011.

Press Releases & Media Kits

Announcing the winners of the Roxy et Max s’animent! contest

Press release


Toronto, November 15, 2011 – The TFO MediaGroup, National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and their partners are delighted to announce the winners of the Roxy et Max s’animent! (Roxy and Max Get Animated!) contest.

Ages 14–18

·    Alyssa Hornick from Winnipeg for À la terre
·    Nadège Pulgar-Vidal from Winnipeg for Rêver en couleurs

Ages 19–25

·    Janie Trudel from Sudbury for L’imprimante
·    Rose-Anne Gagné from Sudbury for Somnium avec le son

The winners will receive a laptop computer and Toon Boom animation software along with professional post-production services from the NFB (including sound and music design). They will also have their works published online and aired on the TFO network.

Launched to encourage young French-speaking filmmakers to create their own animated films, the Roxy et Max s’animent! contest has succeeded in raising interest in animated film among young people. The tfo.org/roxymax website featured a 13-episode series starring Roxane and Maxime, two students enrolled in an animation course. The series took viewers through each step of making an animated film, then encouraged them to try their hand at the process by entering the contest.

Roxy et Max s’animent! is produced by GroupeMédia TFO in partnership with the National Film Board of Canada (French Program, Ontario and West Studio), in collaboration with Toon Boom Animation Inc., l’ Association canadienne d'éducation de langue française (ACELF), Collège Boréal and Cégep du Vieux Montréal; with the financial support of the Government of Canada, through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Cultural Development Fund) and of the Government of Québec’s Secrétariat aux affaires intergouvernementales canadiennes (secretariat for Canadian intergovernmental affairs) through the Programme d’appui à la francophonie canadienne (support program for Canadian francophone culture).

For more information, visit tfo.org/roxymax.

About GroupeMédia TFO

GroupeMédia TFO produces and broadcasts select educational and cultural multimedia content and produces and distributes complementary supporting content targeted to the needs and aspirations of its clientele. Through its activities, GroupeMédia TFO contributes to the civic and cultural development of the francophone community in Ontario and makes the Group’s content available on a large number of multimedia platforms.

About the NFB

Canada’s public producer and distributor, the National Film Board of Canada creates interactive works, social-issue documentaries, auteur animation and alternative dramas that provide the world with a unique Canadian perspective. The NFB is developing the entertainment forms of the future in groundbreaking interactive productions, while pioneering new directions in 3D stereoscopic film, community-based media, and more. It works in collaboration with emerging and established filmmakers, digital media creators and co-producers in every region of Canada, with Aboriginal and culturally diverse communities, as well as partners around the world. Since the NFB’s founding in 1939, it has created over 13,000 productions and won over 5,000 awards, including 4 Webbys, 12 Oscars and more than 90 Genies. Over 2,000 NFB productions can be streamed online, at the NFB.ca Screening Room as well as via partnerships with the world’s leading video portals, while the NFB’s growing family of apps for smartphones, tablets and connected TV delivers the experience of cinema to Canadians everywhere.

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Kim Galvez, Publicist for the NFB
Telephone: 416-359-0380
E-mail: kgalvez@sympatico.ca

Lily Robert, Director, Corporate Communications, NFB
Telephone: 514-283-3838
Cell: 514-296-8261
E-mail: l.robert@nfb.ca