Biidaaban (The Dawn Comes)

2019 Best Animated Short

Accompanied by a 10,000-year-old shapeshifter and friend known as Sabe, Biidaaban sets out on a mission to reclaim the ceremonial harvesting of sap from maple trees in an unwelcoming suburban neighborhood of Ontario. Amanda Strong’s mesmerizing stop motion animation intricately weaves together multiple worlds through time and space, calling for a rebellion.

Nominees:

Amanda Strong

Production Company:

Spotted Fawn Productions

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