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93 Ratings

Bead Game

Directed by Ishu Patel
Canada, 1977
Animation, Short


In this fascinating, innovative exercise in animation, thousands of beads are arranged and manipulated, assuming shapes of creatures both mythical and real. They continually devour, merge, and absorb one another in explosions of color.

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Bead Game Directed by Ishu Patel

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1978 | Nominee: Best Short Film, Animated

BAFTA Awards

1978 | Winner: Best Short Fictional Film

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