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NFB's Flawed Gets Emmy Nom!

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Montreal, July 19, 2012 – The National Film Board of Canada is pleased to announce that its animated production Flawed, by Halifax filmmaker Andrea Dorfman, has earned a News & Documentary Emmy nomination, in the New Approaches to News & Documentary Programming: Documentaries category. Produced by Annette Clarke of the NFB's Atlantic Centre, this is Ms. Dorfman's first Emmy nomination. The News & Documentary Emmy Awards will be presented October 1 in New York City.

“I think the world of television is opening up to all different kinds of art forms, and viewers are becoming so literate and are open to different formats. At the end of the day, it's about storytelling. If the story is strong, the audience will connect to it, and I think  Flawed is a film that resonates with people. I'm completely honoured that the film is up for an Emmy Award, and I'm so grateful to the NFB. It's meant that the film was far-reaching – they got it to PBS in the USA, where it became eligible for the nomination. There are so many incredible short films out there,” says filmmaker Andrea Dorfman.

A personal short film, Flawed tells the story of how one woman's interesting life becomes all the more exciting when she embraces her flaws. Using a series of colourful handmade postcards and stop-motion animation, the film is a sometimes playful, occasionally serious and always heartfelt reflection on the modern obsession with being flawless.

An interactive version of  Flawed can be viewed at nfb.ca/flawed.

Andrea Dorfman is a multiple award-winning, critically acclaimed artist and filmmaker based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She has made numerous short experimental and dramatic films as well as two feature films,  Parsley Days (2000) and  Love That Boy (2003). Dorfman also made a full-length documentary,  Sluts (2005), and is currently working in animation at the National Film Board. Her latest film with the NFB,  Big Mouth (2012), was released this past spring at the Worldwide Short Film Festival.

About the NFB

The National Film Board of Canada creates groundbreaking interactive works, social-issue documentaries and auteur animation. The NFB's award-winning content can be seen at NFB.ca and on apps for smartphones, tablets and connected TV. Canada's public producer and distributor since 1939, the NFB has created over 13,000 productions and won over 5,000 awards, including 6 Webbys, 12 Oscars and more than 90 Genies.

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Pat Dillon, NFB Publicist
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Lily Robert, Director, Corporate Communications, NFB
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