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Black Soul

Black Soul (2000) Theatrical Cartoon Black Soul

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>National Film Board of Canada
  • National Film Board of Canada
  • Awards: Best Short Film, Reel Black Awards, Toronto, 2002.
    National Film Board of Canada Prize for Best Animation (all ages) by Youth Jury, Reel to Real International Film Festival for Youth and Families, Vancouver, 2002.
    Best Animated Short, Soirée des Jutra, Montréal, 2002.
    Chantal-Lapaire Award given by Tele-Quebec (ex aequo), with a cash prize of $1,000$ ($500 for each winner), VUES D'AFRIQUE/Journées du cinéma africain et créole, Montréal, 2001.
    Jury Kazoo d'Or, with a cash prize of $500, Francophone Film Festival, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 2003.
    Jury Mention to the Best Animation, Festival Internacional de Cine Para Ninos - La Matatena, Mexico, 2002.
    First OCIC Award, Film with the most human values, Festival internacional de Cine para Ninos/DIVERCINE, Montevideo, 2002.
    Best Animation Short Film (ExAequo), Festival internacional de Cine para Ninos/DIVERCINE, Montevideo, 2002.
    Special Commendation, Technical Achievement for Craft and Sound, International Animation Festival, Melbourne, Australia, 2002.
    Second Place, Animation, Black Film Festival, San Francisco, 2002.
    Best Film Fine Arts Discpline, Black International Cinema I.U.S.B., Berlin, 2002.
    Certificate of Merit, Film and Video, Animation, Golden Gate Awards Competition and International Film Festival, San Francisco, 2002.
    Gold Special Jury Award, Film and Video Production, The Arts/Cultural, WorldFest International Film Festival, Houston, 2002.
    Process Award for Visual Excellence, with a cash prize of $500, International Film Festival, Cleveland, 2002.
    Best Animated Short, International Film Festival, Santa Barbara, California, 2002.
    Black Maria Juror's Choice, with a cash prize of $225, Black Maria Film and Video Festival, Jersey City, New Jersey, 2002.
    Jury Award, Expo of Short Film and Video, New York, 2001.
    Honorable Mention, Human Development Across the Life Span, Itinerant - National Council on Family Relations, Minneapolis, 2001.
    Chris Statuette, Arts, Columbus International Film and Video Festival, 2001.
    Crystal Heart Award, with a cash prize of $2,500, Heartland Film Festival, Indianapolis, 2001.
    Special Commendation given by the Ecumenical Jury, International Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, Leipzig, Germany, 2001.
    Golden Bear, Short Film, International Film Festival, Berlin, 2001
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  • Originally Released in 2000 (Estimate).
  • Running Time: 9:47 minutes.
  • Color
  • Canada  Canada

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Foreign Language Title: "Âme Noire (French)."

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Film without words.

"Black Soul," by Haitian-Québécois animator Martine Chartrand, is a poetic film about memory. Its evocative soundtrack is a mix of the Boütz dancers' irresistible rhythms, Lilison T.S. Cordeiro's mellow African music, the magnificent voice of Ranee Lee backed up by a gospel choir, and instrumentals composed by the great Montreal jazz pianist Oliver Jones.


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