When the Day Breaks
|When the Day Breaks|
|Directed by||Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis|
|Produced by||David Verrall & Barrie Angus McLean|
|Music by||Judith Gruber-Stitzwer|
|Distributed by||National Film Board of Canada|
Produced by the National Film Board of Canada in 1999, the 9 min. 40 sec. film garnered numerous awards, including the Genie Award for Best Animated Short, the Short Film Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, TIFF – Best Canadian Short, the Annecy International Animation Film Festival – Animated Short, Grand Prix for short film at Animafest Zagreb and the Banff Television Festival, Best Animation Program. It was also included in the Animation Show of Shows.
To create the film, directors used pencil and paint on photocopies to achieve a textured look suggestive of a lithograph or a flickering newsreel.
- Animated Short Winner: 2000 Oscars
- "When the Day Breaks". Awards list. National Film Board of Canada. 1999. Retrieved 2009-07-04.
- Punter, Jennie (Summer 1999). "Wendy Tilby's When the Day Breaks wins at Cannes". Take One. Toronto: Wyndham Wise.
- Hays, Matthew (March 23, 2000). "Animating Oscar". Montreal Mirror. Archived from the original on 2008-12-02. Retrieved 2009-07-04.
- "International Festival of Audiovisual Programs". Archived from the original on 2006-11-30. Retrieved 2009-07-04.
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