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Midnight Matinee

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ABOUT THE FILM

A stop-motion animated film that illustrates the artistic journey of a capricious camera and the personal discovery of its true potential.
The camera character discovers a magical flash, which to its surprise can bring any inanimate object to life. Using the newly found magical wand the camera character acts as a movie making maestro by recruiting objects in the house as cast and crew before creating a film. Saturated with stunning visuals and supported by a swinging score, “Midnight Matinee” personifies the inspirational journey of an emerging filmmaker.

Credit

DIRECTOR'S DATA

Nationality:
Canada
Activities:
Filmography:
J. Scott Portingale is an excellent example of how self-initiative and creativity
can sometimes belie the need for formal artistic training. Scott’s films portray
a blend of traditional, and modern visual mediums whilst blending animation
with live-action. His award winning films are at their root playful and
distinguish themselves in a whimsical and explorative fashion.

FILMS:

“Photosynthesis” (2006), (Animation) (5 mins.), (16mm)
Distributor: Ouat Media

“Midnight Matinee” (2008), (Animation), (10mins.), (35mm, HD, S16)
Distributor: Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Center

AWARDS:
• Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts (Northlands Emerging Artist Award Nomination)
(2009)
• Canadian International Film Festival (Best Animation Award) (Midnight Matinee)
(2009)
• Edmonton International Film Festival (Award-Best Albertan Short Film) (Midnight
Matinee) (2008)
• Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers Film Festival (Audience Choice Award)
(Photosynthesis) (2007)
• Calgary International Film Festival (Alberta Centennial Award Nomination)
(Photosynthesis) (2007)
• Alberta Motion Picture Industry Award nomination (Best Short Film) (Midnight
Matinee)(2009)
Screening / Award history:
“Midnight Matinee” (2008), (Animation), (10mins.), (35mm, HD, S16)
Distributor: Prairie Fire Pictures

Awards:
• Edmonton International Film Festival (Award-Best Albertan Short Film) (2008)
• Canadian International Film Festival (Award- Best Animation) (2009)
• Mexico International Film Festival (Golden Palm Award) (2009)
• Alberta Motion Picture Industry Award nomination (Best Short Film)


Grant Awards:
• National Film Board of Canada Financial Assistance Program (2007)
• Alberta Foundations for the Arts project grant (2007)
• Edmonton Arts Council Lee fund Grant (2007)


Festivals and Screenings:
• Prairie Tales 11 touring film festival, (2009)
• Canadian International Film Festival (Vancouver, 2009)
• Calgary International Film Festival (2008)
• Edmonton international Film Festival (2008)
• Starz Denver Film Festival (2008)
• Cinefest Sudbury International Film Festival (2008)
• Animix Animation Show (theatrical) (2008)
• CAFÉ film Festival (2008)
• Victoria Film Festival (2009)
• Calgary International Festival of Animated Objects, (2009)
• Dawson City International Short Film Festival, Canada, (2009)
• Kent Film Festival, Canada, (2009)
• Mexico International Film Festival-FESTIVAL CANCELD


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15 people voted

michaelskyhook
2009-10-21 20:58:38

It's great!
Mike.

tamfontaine
2009-08-28 10:31:10

Ralene
2009-08-28 02:13:08

Amazing, Great job Scott!!!!

■ tamfontaine 2009-08-28 10:34:38

This film really made me think Scott then it made me smile. Great work.

mojo721
2009-08-28 02:12:49

Incredible Imagination Scott! The kids loved it!

kellytschritter
2009-08-28 02:00:05

I love the classic feel for such quirky characters!! True entertainment!!

Jamie
2009-08-28 00:48:27

Awesome!!

MrsPippi
2009-08-27 14:07:39

Superb

epenns
2009-08-27 13:52:39

I enjoyed it.

Ari
2009-08-27 07:24:57

Good Work Mr.Portingale!!!

jheine
2009-08-27 07:06:12

Who knew a camera could have so much personality? This short film brings to mind the magical whimsy of Pixar. Great job!