‘The Flying Sailor’ Animated Short About Halifax Explosion Wins Oscar | PKBNEWS

An animated short based on the story of the 1917 Halifax Explosion has landed an Oscar nomination.

The flying sailordirected by Calgary animators Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis, is nominated for Best Animated Short.

It is inspired by a maritime tale about a sailor who was tossed through the air after two ships collided in Halifax Harbor during the First World War.

An image from the 2022 short film “The Flying Sailor”.

Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis/tilbyforbis.com

It’s not the first time Forbis and Tilby have won Oscars – the duo were nominated for their 1999 project When the day dawns as well as the years 2011 Wildlife.

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Tilby also received an individual nomination for 1991’s Strings. The animated short was produced for the National Film Board by executive producer David Christensen, distributed by North West Studio.

The short received numerous accolades, including Best Animated Short at the Calgary International Film Festival.

The annual film awards are celebrating their 95th anniversary this year and the winners will be announced at a ceremony hosted by Jimmy Kimmel on Sunday, March 12.


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