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) scoops second award at Fantasia

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Montreal, August 9, 2012 – With the close of the 16th Fantasia International Film Festival, Patrick Bouchard's Bydlo has scooped the special award for technical achievement in the Animation category. It's the second award in a week for the animated short, which has been selected to screen at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

Produced by Julie Roy of the National Film Board of Canada, Bydlo offers a terrifying vision of humanity inspired by the fourth movement of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. To create his film, Bouchard sculpted, modelled and animated over 500 kg of Plastiline, an earth-toned modelling clay.

The Animation jury was composed of filmmakers Robert Morgan, Patrick Doyon and Erik Goulet.

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
Telephone: 514-283-9411
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Lily Robert, Director, Corporate Communications, NFB
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E-mail: l.robert@nfb.ca