Lafem Animation short-subject screens at the NFB Cinema in Toronto, Canada

Just thot I’d share a bit of good and interesting news with everyone. I recently entered a 10-second animated competition organized by the Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS) — click on the following link to view their recap of the screening of the animation entries (the entries you’d be viewing were originally screened at the NFB Cinema in Toronto, Canada on the 25th of June, 2009) . Incidentally, I got an unusual mail from one of the organizers of the competition, expressing the judges’ fondness for my animated ‘Naija Chicken’ (as I titled it). The chicken animation can be viewed on youtube at :

The youtube video compilation can also be accessed below:

Following is an excerpted portion of the article on the frontpage of the TAIS link I posted above (emphasis on the bolded):

“Animators were asked to create a ten second animation on the theme of “chickens”. Here they all are, squished together like chicks in a coop!

Animations by:

Martin Sal, Alex Novitski, Ariel Villaverde, Camille Grandjean, Jesse Jind, Jonathan Amitay, John F. Weldon, Max Hall, Neil Lapointe, Daniel Epton, David Pagurek van Mossel, Jeff Tran, Fabian Dores Pais, Greg Parker, Mike Constable, Adam Fitzgerald, Hector Borboa, Janet Perlman, Joseph Troy, Lisa Murzin & Cesar Forero, Lorenzo West, Matt Hartwell, Michael Jessen, Michael Tallon, Mike Funt, Charles Wilson, Olanrewaju Oluwafemi, Nick Fox-Gieg, Onno Knuvers, Peter Giesbrecht, John F. Weldon, Raphael Rosenwald, Jonathan Cheeseman, Robert Shedlowich, Susan Justin, Tammy Dubinsky, and Madi Piller

Opening/closing animation sequence by Neil Lapointe. Voice work by Bryce Hallett.

Both the jury prize and the audience award prize went to Alex Novitski for his “Born To Be” chicken jam animation.

A special shout out to Olanrewaju Oluwafemi, who sent their chicken jam in all the way from Lagos, Nigeria and to David Pagurek van Mossel, who was our youngest and only grade 7 participant!”


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