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CLICK HERE to watch this film at the NFB website.
The film is an adaptation of an Inuit legend about an owl who falls in love with a goose, and is overwhelmed by the events that follow. Clearly, to the Inuit, the foolish owl has broken an important rule of the North: don't try to be something other than what you are. Survival depends upon following closely the rules of nature. The story is told with sand animation. Old Inuit women who remember mimicking animal sounds to help with the hunting have made the soundtrack of voices and effects.



10th Annecy International Animation Festival, Annecy, France, 1975
Prix Special ‘Emile Renaud’

Canadian Film Awards, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, 1975
Etrog for Best Animated Film

British Academy of Film and TV Arts, London, England, 1976
Nomination for outstanding achievement during 1975

25th Melbourne Film Festival, Melbourne, Australia, 1976
Third Prize, Silver Boomerang, Victorian Government Prize

First Philip Morris International Animation Festival, Melbourne, Sydney, Australia, 1976

First Prize Ottawa International Animation Festival, Ottawa, 1976
First Prize in the category ‘Films for Children’

Information Film Producers’ Association Convention (IFPA), Hollywood, Cal. 1976 Silver Award

Cindy Competition, Hollywood, California, 1976
Silver Cindy Award (2nd place), Language Arts Category

19th Annual American Film Festival, New York, N.Y., 1977

Red Ribbon Award, Language Arts Category
2nd International Short Film Festival, Linz, Austria, 1977 First Prize

Included in Watch Me Move, an exhibit of all time world wide animation at the Barbican Centre, London, England, July 2011. In the next 5 years, the exhibition toured to Calgary Canada, Taipei Taiwan, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, Detroit USA, Monterrey Mexico, Madrid Spain, and Moscow Russia.

Caroline Leaf