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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Patrick Bouchard's Bydlo (NFB) wins an award at Fantasia's Fantastique weekend du court métrage québécois

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Montreal, August 5, 2012 – Patrick Bouchard's animated short Bydlo has won the special Coup de cœur (animation) award following the Fantastique weekend du court métrage québécois, the Fantasia Film Festival's yearly tribute to short films made in Quebec.

Bydlo, produced by Julie Roy of the National Film Board of Canada, was inspired by the fourth movement of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. The film had the honour of opening the festival on July 19.

The Quebec shorts jury consisted of filmmakers Chloé Robichaud and Benjamin Lussier and actor Daniel Thomas. The award is the first to be won by Bydlo, which premiered on June 7 at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival in France.

The Fantasia International Film Festival continues until August 7: fantasiafest.com

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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Nadine Viau, NFB Publicist
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