1999 Award Winners, film index

When the Day Breaks

When the Day Breaks

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The accidental death of a stranger has an unexpected and profound effect on the protagonist's view of both herself and her neighbourhood. It seeks to throw light upon the intricate, unseen connections which link individuals within a community.

Award in Annecy

Grand Prix for best animated short film(1999)
Fipresci Award(1999)

The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: When the Day Breaks

    Directed by: Wendy TILBY, Amanda FORBIS

    Country: Canada

    Year of production: 1999

    Running time: 10 min

  • Technique

    Category: Short film

    Process: Colour

    Target public: Adults

  • Credits

    Directed by: Wendy TILBY, Amanda FORBIS

    Production: ONF - OFFICE NATIONAL DU FILM DU CANADA, David VERRALL

    Distribution: ONF - OFFICE NATIONAL DU FILM DU CANADA

    Animation: Wendy Tilby

    Music: Judith Gruber-Stitzer

    Editing: Wendy Tilby, Amanda Forbis