World premiere of experimental animated short No Objects by Moïa Jobin-Paré to take place

From: National Film Board

Media advisory

May 6, 2019 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB)

No Objects (Sans objets) by Moïa Jobin-Paré, a National Film Board of Canada (NFB) production, will have its world-premiere screening at the Chromatic Festival in Montreal on Thursday, May 16, followed by a live-music and photo-scratching performance. The experimental animated short, which blends photographs, scratching and a soundtrack assembled from original recordings, will then embark on a tour of Canadian and international festivals.

After 4min15 au révélateur, which won an award at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, this new offering from Jobin-Paré plunges the viewer into landscapes whose reliefs quickly morph into anonymous bodies toiling in close quarters. No Objects, with sound design by Benjamin Proulx-Mathers, is a sensory experience about people who move and the energy they give off.

Upcoming festival screenings

  • Chromatic Festival, Montreal (May 10 to 17, 2019)

    World premiere: Thursday, May 16, 8 p.m. – Petite salle, Usine C

    Screening plus live-music and photo-scratching performance

Performing artists:

Moïa Jobin-Paré: live photo scratches

Julie Cloutier Delorme: turntables

Cédric Dind-Lavoie: double bass

Simon Drouin: musical saw

Benjamin Proulx-Mathers: sound manipulations

Martin Tétreault: turntables

DJ Julie D

About No Objects (6 min 34 s)

Produced at the NFB by Marc Bertrand

Combining hands-on techniques with digital and analogue technologies, No Objects transfigures forms of expression, turning photographs into etchings and sound into motion. An ode to touch in which every gesture is magnified and the image can be heard, the film offers both a bracing and contemplative meditation on the tactile world.

About Moïa Jobin-Paré

Moïa Jobin-Paré is a musician and audiovisual artist. She has developed a unique technique for altering physical photographs, bringing out their previously unexplored and overlooked qualities. She then applies this method to a series of video stills to create dynamic short films. Her first animated short, 4min15 au révélateur, was screened at many Canadian and international festivals, winning numerous awards.

About the NFB

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) produces groundbreaking animation at its studios in Montreal and at NFB centres across Canada, as well as via international co-productions with many of the world’s leading auteur animators. The NFB is a leader in developing new approaches to stereoscopic 3D animation and animated content for new platforms. The NFB has created over 13,000 productions and won over 7,000 awards, with NFB animation accounting for 7 of the NFB’s 12 Oscars, as well as 6 grand prizes at France’s Annecy International Animated Film Festival, 4 Palmes d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and 2 Golden Bears at Berlinale. To access acclaimed NFB animation, visit or download its apps for mobile devices.

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