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The Street is an adaptation of a short story by Mordecai Richler about his memories of growing up in Montreal's Jewish community. A family living in a small apartment deals with caring for their sick and dying grandmother. Her grandson is eager to take over her bedroom after she dies. He is waiting for her room. The story deals with the stress and the love that the situation creates for the family. The animation technique is paint on glass under the camera. The film has won many awards, including an Oscar nomination in 1977.



Ottawa International Animation Festival, Ottawa, 1976 Grand Prix of the Festival

12th International Film Festival, Chicago, Illinois 1976 Gold Hugo

Norman McLaren Award (given to the best film in the international short subject category which employs unusual animation or innovative film techniques)

Canadian Film Awards, Toronto, Ontario, 1976 Etrog for Best Animated Film

International Film Festival, San Francisco, California, 1976
Certificate for outstanding achievement, Short Film Division

19th Annual American Film Festival, New York, N.Y., 1977
Blue Ribbon Award, Language Arts Category

Cork Film International, Cork, Ireland, 1977
Bronze Statuette of St. Finbarr (1st Prize)  Animated Films Category

25th Melbourne Film Festival, Melbourne, Australia, 1977
Special Prize

Film Council of Greater Columbus International Film Festival, Ohio, 1977
Chris Bronze Plaque

49th Annual Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Hollywood, California, 1977
Oscar Nomination in Short Film category

12th Tehran International Festival of Films for Children and Young Adults, Tehran, Iran, 1977
Special Award given by the Ministry of Culture and Arts

First Annual High Plains Film Festival, Texas Tech U., Lubbock, 1977
First Prize

International Animation Film Festival, Espinho, Portugal, 1977
Silver Dolphins for Best Film between 3 -11 minutes

International Festival of Short and Documentary Films, Lille, France, 1977
Special Jury Mention

6th International Short Film Festival, Huesca, Spain, 1978
‘Recreational Club Pena Zoiti’ Award for Best Animation Film

First Annual AMER film Awards, Dubuque, Iowa, 1979
Amer Golden Eye Award, Judaism Category

American Occupational Therapy Assoc. Film Awards, San Antonio, Texas, 1981
Special Recognition

Learning Magazine, Palo Alto, California, 1982
Learning A-V Award

2nd Best Film of All Time in the World, chosen by the Olympiad of Animation, Los Angeles, 1984. Sponsored by International Animated Film Association and the LA Olympic Organizing Committee

North Carolina International Film and Video Festival, Fayetteville, N.C., 1991

9th best film of all time in ’50 Animated Films for the 50th’ anniversary of ASIFA

Caroline Leaf