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

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SXSW Interactive Art Award for BLA BLA by Vincent Morisset (NFB) at South by Southwest Festival

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Montreal, March 14, 2012 – Vincent Morisset's interactive work BLA BLA, produced at the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), took the SXSW Interactive Award for Art at the prestigious South by Southwest Festival held in Austin, Texas. Earlier this week, BLA BLA was one of the winners of an Entertainment Award in the annual Communication Arts Interactive Competition, held by one of the best-known US magazines dedicated to graphic arts, advertising and design. 

BLA BLA by Vincent Morisset, a Quebec filmmaker and interactivity pioneer who is world-renowned for his work with the band Arcade Fire, is a unique adventure determined by the interaction between the viewer and the website. Developed by AATOAA, BLA BLA is produced by Hugues Sweeney of the NFB. You can play it over (and over and over) at nfb.ca/blabla.

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. Since the NFB's founding in 1939, it has created over 13,000 productions and won over 5,000 awards, including 12 Oscars and more than 90 Genies.

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