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226 Ratings

Blinkity Blank

Directed by Norman McLaren
Canada, 1955
Avant-Garde, Animation, Short


This experimental short film by Norman McLaren is a playful exercise in intermittent animation and spasmodic imagery. Playing with the laws relating to persistence of vision and after-image on the retina of the eye, McLaren engraves pictures on blank film creating vivid, percussive effects.

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Blinkity Blank Directed by Norman McLaren

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1955 | Winner: Palme d'Or - Best Short Film

BAFTA Awards

1956 | Winner: Best Animated Film

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