335 De Maisonneuve Blvd. East, Montreal, Quebec, H2X 1K1
The NFB, in partnership with the Sommets du cinéma d’animation, is pleased to invite you to an Artist’s Talk with Janice Nadeau.
In this one-hour masterclass, the filmmaker will talk about the creative process behind her most recent film, Harvey.
Janice Nadeau is a professor at UQAM’s École de design, where she teaches drawing and illustration. She holds a masterès in film studies from Université de Montréal and a bachelor’s in graphic design from Université du Québec à Montréal. As part of her doctoral studies, she is currently conducting art-focused research that experiments with the intersection of conventional drawing and computer graphics. This project is an extension of her personal artistic journey, in which she has often explored concepts of materiality and temporality in images through both static images and animation.
Janice Nadeau has illustrated ten books, earning her three prestigious Governor General’s Literary Awards in the Children’s Literature — Illustration category. She has also co-directed and directed the animated films Nul poisson où aller (No Fish Where to Go) and Mamie, both selected for official competition in over 50 international festivals and winners of, among other awards, the Japan Foundation President’s Prize (2014) and a FIPRESCI Prize (2014).
Coproduced by the NFB and Folimage by Marc Bertrand (NFB) and Corinne Destombes (Folimage), Harvey is an animated short based on the eponymous graphic novel by Hervé Bouchard and illustrated by Nadeau (éditions de La Pastèque) about a small boy who openly recounts the spring when his world was turned upside-down. The film was world premiered at the most recent edition of the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival and was backed by an exceptional team, including animation leads Claude Cloutier and Marc Robinet, sound designer Olivier Calvert, and composer Martin Léon.
*This talk will be given in French.