Face|Time

A study of the cyclical nature of time, as seen through portraits and the hands that create them.

  • Anita Lebeau
    Director
  • Anita Lebeau
    Writer
  • Anita Lebeau
    Producer
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 20, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Language:
    English
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Cinematheque Premiere
    Winnipeg
    Canada
    March 27, 2019
    Manitoba Premiere
  • Gimli Film Festival
    Gimli
    Canada
    July 27, 2019
    Jury Prize for Best Manitoba Short Film
  • FIFA
    Montreal
    Canada
    March 19, 2020
    Selection
  • Reel 2 Reel International Film Festival for Youth
    Vancouver
    Canada
    April 15, 2020
    Selected for competition
  • Wearing and Sharing Our Shorts
    Winnipeg
    Canada
    October 8, 2021
  • OurToba Film Fest
    Winnipeg
    Canada
    May 27, 2022
Distribution Information
  • Winnipeg Film Group
    Distributor
    Country: Canada
Director Biography - Anita Lebeau

ANITA LEBEAU is an animator who has produced two award-winning short films with the National Film Board of Canada - Louise and Big Drive (winner of the Hiroshima Prize and the Annecy Junior Jury Award for Louise, as well as the Seattle CFF Children’s Jury Prize and the Newport Beach FF Chuck Jones award for Big Drive). She has also produced, written and directed a number of documentary films. Her latest NFB animated short, A Change of Scenery, was released online in April 2019. She also debuted her independent animated film, FACE|TIME, in March 2019.

Anita is currently working on an independent animated short, 8 Rooms, which will be completed in 2022. She is also an assistant to Cordell Barker (The Cat Came Back) on a commissioned project, and is a freelance animator for Loogaroo. She spends whatever time she has left reading, writing, and hanging with family.

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Director Statement

In a conversation with a friend and colleague, I bemoaned the loss of purity in a child's art when it transitioned from innocent creation to self-conscious comparison. This discussion was the impetus behind FACE|TIME. The portraits - many of them created by esteemed visual artist Diana Thorneycroft - tell a story of growth from innocence to self-consciousness, from realism to experimental, and then back again, sharing the journey with the hands that have ostensibly created them. The sense is of the cyclical nature of all things. As an artist and writer, I am keenly fond of exploring the nature of cycles, the illogicality in life, the notion of departure and return - that is, how things change and at once also stay the same. FACE|TIME was created entirely in AfterEffects using photographs of hands.