(CANADA / 2016 / 8:50 / Animation – Documentary / Short Film)

There are things in life you never forget. One of them, like it or not, is “The Talk”.

In this film, several adults share memories of the time when their parents first tried to explain sex to them. Using real-life recordings of these recollections and a mix of animation techniques, these stories vividly come to life–showing us that it is truly one of life’s strangest and most awkward occurrences.

Awards – Prix:

  • Best Animated Short
    Warsaw Film Festival (2016), Poland
  • First Prize – Best Animation
    Flicker’s Rhode Island International Film Festival (2016), RI, USA
  • Prix DeVarti Award
    Ann Arbor Film Festival (2017), MI, USA
  • Honorable Mention for Animated Short
    Atlanta Film Festival (2017), GA, USA
  • Windy Award for Best Animation/Experimental Film
    Winnipeg Film Group (2017), MB, Canada
  • Audience Favourite Award
    Dawson City International Short Film Festival (2017), Yukon, Canada
  • Audience Choice – Manitoba Short Film Award
    Gimli Film Festival (2017), Manitoba, Canada
  • Runner Up Award – Best Documentary
    Salute Your Shorts Film Festival (2017), Los Angeles, USA
  • Winner – Best Animated Film
    Skyline Indie Film Festival (2017), Winchester, USA


2016  – Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival, Providence, RI, USA

2016  – Edmonton International Film Festival, Edmonton, Canada

2016 – Warsaw International Film Festival, Warsaw, Poland

2016 – Heartland International Film Festival, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

2016 – DOK Leipzig International Film Festival, Leipzig, Germany

2017 – Doc Point – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival, Helsinki, Finland

2017 – Santa Barbara International Film Festival – Animated Shorts Competition, Santa Barbara, California, USA

2017 – Underexposed Film Festival yc – Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA

2017 – Monstra – Lisbon Animated Film Festival, Lisbon, Portugal

2017 – Atlanta Film Festival, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

2017 – Athens International Film + Video Festival, Athens, Ohio, USA

2017 – Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

2017 – River Run International Film Festival, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA

2017 – Dawson City International Short Film Festival, Yukon, Canada

2017 – Nashville Film Festival, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

2017 – Tribeca Film Festival, New York, New York, USA

2017 – Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, Toronto, Canada

2017 – Short Shorts Film Festival and Asia, Tokyo, Japan

2017 – Southside Film Festival, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA

2017 – AFI DOCS Film Festival, Washington DC, USA

2017 – Palm Springs International Shortfest Film Festival, Palm Springs, California, USA

2017 – Gimli Film Festival, Manitoba, Canada

2017 – Traverse City Film Festival, Traverse City, Michigan, USA

2017 – Hollyshorts Film Festival, Los Angeles, California, USA

2017 – Salute Your Shorts Film Festival, Los Angeles, California, USA

2017 – Skyline Indie Film Festival, Winchester, Virginia, USA

2017 – Nevada City Film Festival, Nevada City, California, USA

2017 – Big Eddy Film Festival, Narrowsburg, New York, USA

2017 – DTLA Film Festival, Los Angeles, California, USA

2017 – Sydney Underground Film Festival, Sydney, Australia

2017 – Milwaukee Film Festival, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2017 – Woodstock Film Festival, Woodstock, New York, USA

2017 – KLIK Amsterdam Animation Film Festival, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2017 – SHNIT Worldwide Short Film Festival, Bern, Switzerland

2017 – FRONTDOC Film Festival, Aosta, Italy

2017 – RIDM Rencontre International du Documentaire de Montréal, Montréal, Canada

2018 – Spokane International Film Festival, Spokane, Washington, USA

2018 – MoMA Doc Fortnight, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA



Share your ‘TALK’ Story

We all have a story…
Here is your chance to share your TALK story with me and others!
I’m collecting the stories for another little project.
I’d like to assemble a collection of your TALK stories into a little book or a website, …not sure at the moment, but I’m working on it.  Please tell me your story.

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Alain Delannoy

Alain Delannoy

Alain Delannoy


Alain Delannoy is a Canadian independent animation filmmaker. Born in Winnipeg, Canada, Delannoy studied at the University of Manitoba’s School of Art. He has created several short animated films, which have screened internationally. Currently, Delannoy teaches animation and video production at Université de Saint-Boniface in Manitoba, Canada.

Distribution & Sales

International Distribution & Sales:

SND Films,

P.O. BOX 15703,1001 NE AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS, Telephone: +31 20 404 07 07



Canadian Distribution & Sales:

The Winnipeg Film Group,

304 – 100 Arthur Street Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada R3B 1H3, Telephone: (204) 925-3456 Fax: (204) 942-6799