(CANADA / 2012 / 8:49 / Animated Short Film – Court métrage d’animation)

Caught in a battle of time, an elderly artist struggles to complete his body of work.

“FRACTION” is a hand drawn animated short film written, directed and animated by Alain Delannoy. Without spoken language, the film follows the story of an elderly artist who, caught in a battle of time, struggles to complete his body of work. Produced over a span of four years, thousands of handcrafted drawings were created to compose and ultimately complete this short film.

Un peintre, pris par le désir d’achever son œuvre, ressent la pression du temps qui s’écoule.

« FRACTION » est un film d’animation écrit, réalisé, animé et produit par Alain Delannoy, un cinéaste franco-manitobain. Sans dialogue, FRACTION raconte l’histoire d’un peintre, pris par le désir d’achever son œuvre, ressent la pression du temps qui s’écoule.

Awards – Prix:

  • Grand Prize – Best Experimental
    Flicker’s Rhode Island International Film Festival (2012), RI, USA
  • Finalist – Best Animation
    Foyle Film Festival (2012), Northern Ireland
  • Prix Du Jury – Jury Prize & ‘épi D’or’ Prix Du Public – Audience Choice
    Cinémental Film Festival, Winnipeg, Mb (2012)
  • Nomination – ‘Best Editing In Animation’
    Canadian Cinema Editors Awards, Toronto, Canada

Screenings – Projections:

  • «Palm Springs Shortfest International Short Film Festival»
    Palm Springs, CA, USA (2012)
  • «Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival – Official Competition»
    USA (2007)
  • «Hiroshima International Animation Festival – Best Of The World Program»
    Japan (2012)
  • «Foyle Film Festival» – Finalist: Best Animation»
    Northern Ireland (2012)
  • «Athens International Film + Video Festival»
    Athens, Ohio, USA (2012)
  • «Aesthetica Short Film Festival»
    York, UK (2013)

  • «CBC – Short Shots»
    Cbc Television, Canada (2013)
  • «Cinéfest – Sudbury International Film Festival»
    Sudbury, Canada (2012)
  • «Cinémental Film Festival»
    Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (2012)
  • «Victoria Film Festival»
    Victoria, British Columbia, Canada (2013)
  • «Haida Gwaii Film Festival»
    Queen Charlotte, British Columbia, Canada 
  • «Strange Dreams Of Alain Delannoy (Retrospective Screening) »
    Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

The filmmaker would like to acknowledge financial assistance provided by the Manitoba Arts Council and support from the ‘Programme d’aide au cinéma indépendant de l’Office national du film du Canada’ (ACIC-ONF).

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 and sales

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