Canada’s Evelyn Lambart Wins Annie Award, First Woman Animator Honoured

National Film Board

The brilliance of Canadian women animators today and in the past is being recognized at the 50th Annie Awards in Hollywood.

Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis’s acclaimed National Film Board of Canada (NFB) production The Flying Sailor has been nominated for Best Animated Short Subject.

The film is inspired by the incredible true-life story of a man blown two kilometres through the air by the 1917 Halifax Explosion-the largest accidental non-nuclear explosion in history.

The Flying Sailor is one of 15 films shortlisted for the Academy Award for Animated Short Film.

NFB animation pioneer Evelyn Lambart is also being posthumously honoured with the Winsor McCay Award for career achievement. As the “First Lady of Canadian Animation,” Lambart paved the way for women in the field.

Presented by ASIFA-Hollywood, the Los Angeles branch of the International Animated Film Association, the 50th Annual Annie Awards is taking place on Saturday, February 25, 2023.

About the film

The Flying Sailor, directed by Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis (7 min 45 s)

Produced and executive produced by David Christensen

/Public Release. This material from the originating organization/author(s) may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. The views and opinions expressed are those of the author(s).View in full here.