Montreal: The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) continued its record-setting pace at the Academy Awards, garnering its 73rd nomination, more than any film organization in the world outside Hollywood.
Torill Kove’s Me and My Moulton, co-produced by the NFB and Norway’s Mikrofilm AS, is nominated for Best Animated Short Film. It’s a category Kove knows well, having directed the 2006 Oscar-winning, NFB-co-produced short The Danish Poet, as well as her Oscar-nominated debut film, My Grandmother Ironed the King’s Shirts.
In celebration of its 73rd Oscar nomination, the NFB is offering free streaming of Me and My Moulton for 73 hours on NFB.ca in Canada, from today to January 17.
Kove’s latest whimsical semi-autobiographical work, Me and My Moulton tells the tale of a seven-year-old girl with unconventional parents who envies other normal Norwegian families of the 1960s―and the unexpected drama that occurs the summer she and her sisters ask their parents for a bicycle.
The 87th Academy Awards take place February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. The NFB has won 12 Oscars over its 76-year history, including a 1989 Honorary Academy Award for overall excellence in cinema.