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'THE COLOURS OF MY FATHER: A PORTRAIT OF SAM BORENSTEIN' NOMINATED FOR AN OSCAR IN DOCUMENTARY SHORTS CATEGORY

 TORONTO, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- "The Colours Of My Father; A Portrait Of Sam Borenstein" has been nominated for an Academy Award in the "Best Achievement in Documentary Short Subjects" category. Produced by Richard Elson and Sally Bochner (in whose names the nomination was received) and written, directed and animated by Joyce Borenstein (all of Montreal), this half-hour mix of animation, archival material and contemporary interviews celebrates the work of the director's late father, painter Sam Borenstein. The nomination is the 58th received by a film produced or co-produced by the National Film Board of Canada.
 "The Colours Of My Father" is already a multiple award-winner, having garnered a Genie in 1991, a Special Jury Prize at the 1991 Banff Television Festival and the FIFART prize at the International Festival of Films on Art in Switzerland. "The Colours Of My Father: A Portrait Of Sam Borenstein" was produced by Imageries in co-production with the NFB in association with TV Ontario with the participation of Telefilm Canada, la Socit generale des industries culturelles-Quebec, and Ministre des Affaires culturelles du Quebec. Executive producer for the NFB was Colin Neale.
 NFB productions have garnered eight Oscars over the years, ranging from "Churchill's Island" (the first documentary film to be awarded an Oscar), to the pixillated short "Neighbours" and the documentary "If You Love This Planet." In addition, an Honorary Oscar was presented to the NFB in 1989 "in recognition of its 50th anniversary and its dedicated commitment to originate artistic, creative and technological activities and excellence in every area of filmmaking." The NFB's most recent Oscar nominations came in 1992 for the animated shorts "Blackfly" and "Strings."
 The 65th Annual Academy Awards ceremony will be presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on March 29.
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 /CONTACT: Karen Marginson, 514-283-9410; or Rose Mangone, 416-973-9094, both for the National Film Board/


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