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Copyright © 2004 National Film Board of Canada

Ryan

A gentleman panhandler. One of the pioneers of Canadian animation. Oscar nominee. Poor beggar. An artist unable to create. God observing the world. Fallen angel. Arrogant. Shy. Broken. Not destroyed. Ryan Larkin who produced some of the most influential animated films of his time today lives on welfare and panhandles in Montreal. How could such an artistic genius follow this path?

Film notes

Ryan hovers between animation and documentary, and defies easy definition.

Copyright

Copyright © 2004 National Film Board of Canada

Awards and nominations

Best Canadian Short Film
11 May – 16 May | Canada
Award of the (very) Young Critics
Cannes Film Festival
12 May – 23 May | France
Kodak Award for Best Short Film
Cannes Film Festival
12 May – 23 May | France
Canal+ Award for Best Short Film
Cannes Film Festival
12 May – 23 May | France
Special Jury Award
Annecy International Animation Film Festival
7 Jun – 12 Jun | France
Jury Honors
8 Aug – 12 Aug | United States
Renzo Kinoshita Prize
19 Aug – 23 Aug | Japan
Best Animation
31 Aug – 6 Sep | United States
Golden Nica - Computer Animation/Visual Effects
2 Sep – 7 Sep | Austria
Best Experimental Film
7 Sep – 13 Sep | United States
Grand Prize for Independent Short Film
22 Sep – 26 Sep | Canada
Golden Dove Award - Animation
Dok Leipzig: International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
19 Oct – 24 Oct | Germany
Special Jury Prize
Uppsala International Short Film Festival
18 Oct – 24 Oct | Sweden
New Discovery Award
14 Oct – 24 Oct | Canada
Golden Spike
Valladolid International Film Festival
22 Oct – 30 Oct | Spain
Animation of the Year Award
29 Oct – 31 Oct | United States
AnyZone Competition Award
3 Nov – 7 Nov | Netherlands
World Animation Award
28 Oct – 7 Nov | United Kingdom
Grand Prize
3 Nov – 7 Nov | Netherlands
Grand Prize
Cinanima: International Animated Film Festival
8 Nov – 14 Nov | Portugal
Critics Prize
Cinanima: International Animated Film Festival
8 Nov – 14 Nov | Portugal
Special Mention
4 Nov – 14 Nov | United States
Silver Chris - Arts Category
10 Nov – 14 Nov | United States
Best Short Film Award
Cape Town World Cinema Festival | 2004
12 Nov – 20 Nov | South Africa
Audience Award
19 Nov – 3 Dec | Taiwan
Silver Mikeldi for Animation
Zinebi: International Festival of Documentary and Short Film
29 Nov – 4 Dec | Spain
Grand Prize - International
1 Dec – 5 Dec | Italy
Third Prize
AniMadrid: Festival Internacional de Imagen Animada | 2004
3 Dec – 11 Dec | Spain
Second Prize from the Public
19 Jan – 23 Jan | Italy
Honorable Mention - Short Filmmaking
20 Jan – 30 Jan | United States
Best Short Animation
4 Feb – 13 Feb | Canada
Best Animated Short Film
27 Feb | United States
Best Animation - International
Tampere Film Festival
9 Mar – 13 Mar | Finland
Best Short Animation Film
2 Mar – 13 Mar | United States
Best Animated Short Film
10 Mar – 20 Mar | United States
Best Animated Short Film
21 Mar | Canada
Ellen Award for Originality
6 Apr – 10 Apr | United States
Animated Eye Award
6 Apr – 10 Apr | United States
Audience Award for Best International Short Film
8 Apr – 17 Apr | United States
Best Film - International
Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival
20 Apr – 24 Apr | Serbia
Special Jury Award - CGI/mixed media
22 Apr – 1 May | United States
Best Animated Short
21 Apr – 5 May | United States
Gold Award - Independent works under 28 minutes
13 May – 15 May | United States
Director's Choice Award
13 May – 15 May | United States
Short Film Jury Prize
Newport International Film Festival | 2005
7 Jun – 12 Jun | United States
Best Short Film - World Cinema - Audience Award
10 Jun – 25 Jun | Australia
Best Short Film - Audience Award
16 Jun – 26 Jun | United States
Best of the Festival
21 Jun – 26 Jun | Australia
Grand Prize for Short Film
14 Jul – 23 Jul | Korea, South
Best Film - Session 1 - Jury Award
23 Aug – 28 Aug | United Kingdom
Audience Favourite
São Paulo International Short Film Festival
25 Aug – 3 Sep | Brazil
Special Prize for Best Animation Film
International Short Film Festival in Drama
18 Sep – 24 Sep | Greece
Audience Award for Best International Short Film
9 Oct – 16 Oct | Ireland
Best of Fest
9 Nov – 19 Nov | United States

Previous screenings

2004
11 May – 16 May | Toronto, Canada
Best Canadian Short Film
Cannes Film Festival
12 May – 23 May | Cannes, France
Canal+ Award for Best Short Film
Award of the (very) Young Critics
Kodak Award for Best Short Film
Annecy International Animation Film Festival
7 Jun – 12 Jun | Annecy, France
Special Jury Award
8 Aug – 12 Aug | United States
Jury Honors
19 Aug – 23 Aug | Hiroshima, Japan
Renzo Kinoshita Prize
31 Aug – 6 Sep | Palm Springs, United States
Best Animation
2 Sep – 7 Sep | Linz, Austria
Golden Nica - Computer Animation/Visual Effects
7 Sep – 13 Sep | Hollywood, United States
Best Experimental Film
17 Sep – 25 Sep | Halifax, Canada
Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival
18 Sep – 26 Sep | Sudbury, Canada
22 Sep – 26 Sep | Ottawa, Canada
Grand Prize for Independent Short Film
14 Oct – 24 Oct | Montréal, Canada
New Discovery Award
Uppsala International Short Film Festival
18 Oct – 24 Oct | Uppsala, Sweden
Special Jury Prize
Dok Leipzig: International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
19 Oct – 24 Oct | Leipzig, Germany
Golden Dove Award - Animation
Valladolid International Film Festival
22 Oct – 30 Oct | Valladolid, Spain
Golden Spike
28 Oct – 7 Nov | Leeds, United Kingdom
World Animation Award
29 Oct – 31 Oct | United States
Animation of the Year Award
3 Nov – 7 Nov | Utrecht, Netherlands
Grand Prize
AnyZone Competition Award
4 Nov – 14 Nov | Los Angeles, United States
Special Mention
Cinanima: International Animated Film Festival
8 Nov – 14 Nov | Espinho, Portugal
Grand Prize
Critics Prize
10 Nov – 14 Nov | Columbus, United States
Silver Chris - Arts Category
Cape Town World Cinema Festival | 2004
12 Nov – 20 Nov | Cape Town, South Africa
Best Short Film Award
19 Nov – 3 Dec | Taipei, Taiwan
Audience Award
Zinebi: International Festival of Documentary and Short Film
29 Nov – 4 Dec | Bilbao, Spain
Silver Mikeldi for Animation
1 Dec – 5 Dec | Rome, Italy
Grand Prize - International
AniMadrid: Festival Internacional de Imagen Animada | 2004
3 Dec – 11 Dec | Madrid, Spain
Third Prize
2005
19 Jan – 23 Jan | Bologna, Italy
Second Prize from the Public
20 Jan – 30 Jan | Park City, United States
Honorable Mention - Short Filmmaking
4 Feb – 13 Feb | Victoria, Canada
Best Short Animation
18 Feb – 3 Mar | Adelaide, Australia
27 Feb | United States
Best Animated Short Film
2 Mar – 13 Mar | San Jose, United States
Best Short Animation Film
Tampere Film Festival
9 Mar – 13 Mar | Tampere, Finland
Best Animation - International
10 Mar – 20 Mar | Cleveland, United States
Best Animated Short Film
21 Mar | Toronto, Canada
Best Animated Short Film
31 Mar – 3 Apr | Vail, United States
6 Apr – 10 Apr | Aspen, United States
Animated Eye Award
Ellen Award for Originality
7 Apr – 20 Apr | Philadelphia, United States
8 Apr – 17 Apr | Maitland, United States
Audience Award for Best International Short Film
12 Apr – 17 Apr | Dresden, Germany
Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival
20 Apr – 24 Apr | Belgrade, Serbia
Best Film - International
21 Apr – 24 Apr | Indianapolis, United States
21 Apr – 5 May | San Francisco, United States
Best Animated Short
21 Apr – 30 Apr | Newport Beach, United States
21 Apr – 24 Apr | Boston, United States
Indielisboa: International Independent Film Festival
21 Apr – 1 May | Lisboa, Portugal
22 Apr – 1 May | Houston, United States
Special Jury Award - CGI/mixed media
25 Apr – 1 May | Syracuse, United States
13 May – 15 May | Kalamazoo, United States
Gold Award - Independent works under 28 minutes
Director's Choice Award
Newport International Film Festival | 2005
7 Jun – 12 Jun | Newport, United States
Short Film Jury Prize
8 Jun – 30 Nov | New Zealand
10 Jun – 25 Jun | Sydney, Australia
Best Short Film - World Cinema - Audience Award
Norwegian Short Film Festival
15 Jun – 20 Jun | Grimstad, Norway
16 Jun – 26 Jun | Los Angeles, United States
Best Short Film - Audience Award
21 Jun – 26 Jun | Melbourne, Australia
Best of the Festival
14 Jul – 23 Jul | Bucheon, Korea, South
Grand Prize for Short Film
11 Aug – 16 Aug | Odense, Denmark
23 Aug – 28 Aug | London, United Kingdom
Best Film - Session 1 - Jury Award
São Paulo International Short Film Festival
25 Aug – 3 Sep | São Paulo, Brazil
Audience Favourite
Fantoche: International Animation Film Festival
6 Sep – 11 Sep | Baden, Switzerland
16 Sep – 18 Sep | La Ciotat, France
International Short Film Festival in Drama
18 Sep – 24 Sep | Drama, Greece
Special Prize for Best Animation Film
Krok: International Animated Film Festival
19 Sep – 1 Oct | Russia
9 Oct – 16 Oct | Cork, Ireland
Audience Award for Best International Short Film
19 Oct – 3 Nov | London, United Kingdom
20 Oct – 23 Oct | Ojai, United States
Valladolid International Film Festival
21 Oct – 29 Oct | Valladolid, Spain
10 Nov – 20 Nov | Denver, United States
Wissembourg International Animated Film Festival
14 Nov – 22 Nov | Wissembourg, France
Victoriaville Short Film Festival
17 Nov – 20 Nov | Victoriaville, Canada
2006
16 Feb – 19 Feb | Boulder, United States
6 Apr – 10 Apr | Ashland, United States
19 Apr – 23 Apr | Gent, Belgium
Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film
27 Apr – 2 May | Stuttgart, Germany
Animafest Zagreb: World Festival of Animated Film
12 Jun – 17 Jun | Zagreb, Croatia
13 Sep – 17 Sep | Temecula, United States
9 Nov – 19 Nov | St. Louis, United States
Best of Fest

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7 Mar 2004 | Animation World Network
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