The Street (1976 film)

The Street is a 1976 animated short by Caroline Leaf, based on a short story of the same name by Mordecai Richler, and produced by the National Film Board of Canada.

The Street
Directed byCaroline Leaf
Based onThe Street
by Mordecai Richler
Produced byCaroline Leaf [1][2]
Guy Glover[3]
StarringMort Ransen (voice)[4]
Distributed byNational Film Board of Canada
Running time
10 m 12 s[3]


Animated using paint on glass animation, and set on Saint Urbain Street in Montreal, it explores the reactions of Jewish family in the early 20th century to the death of a grandmother.[5]


The film had a budget of $49,223 (equivalent to $224,115 in 2021).[6]


The Street garnered numerous awards including a special prize from the Melbourne International Film Festival, the Grand Prize at the Ottawa International Animation Festival[7] and two Canadian Film Awards (now known as the Genie Awards) for Best Animated Film and the Wendy Michener Award, presented in recognition of outstanding artistic achievement in Canadian cinema.[8] It was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film at the 49th Academy Awards.[5]


  1. ^ Short Film Winners: 1977 Oscars
  2. ^ 1977|
  3. ^ a b Wyndham Wise, ed. (2001-09-08). "The Street". Take One's Essential Guide to Canadian Film. University of Toronto Press. pp. 201–202. ISBN 978-0802083982.
  4. ^ "The Street". 1976. National Film Board of Canada Web site. Retrieved 2009-08-30.
  5. ^ a b "The Street". Canadian Film Encyclopedia. Toronto International Film Festival. Archived from the original on 2013-08-24.
  6. ^ Evans 1991, p. 228.
  7. ^ Caroline Leaf on THE STREET, archived from the original on 2021-12-21, retrieved 2021-05-19
  8. ^ Townend, Paul. "Wendy Michener Award". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica-Dominion.

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