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Blackfly

Christopher Hinton
1991 | 5 min
This animated film about the pesky blackfly is based on the song of the same title, written and sung by Canadian folk singer Wade Hemsworth, with back-up vocals by the McGarrigle sisters. It recounts Hemsworth's battles with this quintessential "critter" during a summer of surveying in Northern Ontario.

Awards and distinctions

  • Second Prize - Category: Animated Short under 6 minutes
    International Children's Film Festival, Chicago
    1993
  • Blue Ribbon Award - Category: Animation
    Itinerant - American Film and Video Festival, Chicago
    1993
  • Red Ribbon Award - Category: Animation
    Itinerant - American Film and Video Festival, Chicago
    1993
  • Silver Apple Award
    National Educational Film and Video Festival, Oakland
    1993
  • Silver Medal (Second Prize) - with a cash prize of 25$US
    Expo of Short Film and Video, New York
    1992
  • Best International Film Award
    A.T.O.M. Awards for Short Educational Films & Videos, Melbourne