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Slide

Through a simple act of child’s play, a young boy confronts both his parent’s overwhelming protection
and his own very real fears. Slide is an animated short film whose narrative centres around the
metaphor of being handicapped. Even loving parents hand us crutches; what we do with them is up to us.


Written, directed, and animated by Sharon Katz
Story consultant Ellen Besen
Music by Normand Roger
Sound by Normand Roger with Pierre Yves Drapeau and Denis Chartrand

HD Video / DVD / colour
3 min 54 sec
2005

Funding support from the following is gratefullyacknowledged:
The City of Ottawa
Ralph & Roslyn Halbert Foundation

Awards
Show Us Your Shorts, Centretown Outdoor Movie Film Festival (Canada)
Best Animation Under 10 Minutes, Picture This Film Festival (Canada)
Jury Honorable Mention(2nd Prize) KynnysKINO6 Film Festival (Finland)
Jury Special Mention Retour d'Image - Cinema des Differences (France)
Merit Award Superfest International Disability Film Festival (USA)


Official Selection film festivals
2011 BosiFest International Film Festival (Serbia)
2010 AVA Film Festival (Iran)
2008 Superfest International Disability Film Festival (USA)
2008 X’08 London’s 8th International Disability Film Festival (UK)
2008 Spotlight: An Asian Festival of Inclusive Arts (Cambodia)
2007 AbilityFest 2007 (India)
2007 Amiens International Film Festival (France)
2007 Retour d'Image - Cinema des Differences (France)
2007 KROK Festival of Animated Film (Ukraine)
2007 KynnysKINO Film Festival (Finland) competition
2007 KAFI Kalamazoo Animation Festival International (USA)
2007 Dawson City International Short Film Festival (Canada)
2006 International Festival of Animated Films TINDIRINDIS (Lithuania)
2006 Ottawa International Animation Festival (Canada) special programme
2006 Animadrid International Animation Film Festival (Spain)
2006 International Disability Awareness Film Festival, “Breaking Down Barriers,” Moscow, plus ten regions of Russia, and four NIS countries (Russia, Armenia, Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan, Georgia)
2006 Disability Pride Film Festival (USA)
2006 Capalbio Cinema International Short Film Festival (Italy)
2006 London International Animation Festival (UK)
2006 Australian International Animation Festival (Australia)
2006 Melbourne International Animation Festival (Australia)
2006 The Other Film Festival (Australia)
2006 Sapporo International Short Film Festival (Japan)
2006 Toronto Jewish Film Festival (Canada) special programme
2006 Animafest Zagreb World Festival of Animated Films (Croatia)
2006 Picture This Film Festival (Canada)
2006 The Victoria Independent Film & Video Festival (Canada)
2005 Toronto Animated Image Society (Canada)
2005 Reel Life Film Festival (USA)
2005 I Castelli Animati International Animation Festival of Italy  (Italy)
2005 Cinanima International Animation Festival of Espinho (Portugal)
2005 Ottawa International Animation Festival (Canada)
2005 Centretown Outdoor Movie Film Festival (Canada)
2005 Anima Mundi International Animation Festival of Brazil (Brazil) premiere