Jeff Chiba Stearns’ new animated project Yellow Sticky Notes | Canadian Anijam will be premiering at the 20th Annual Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival at the end of the month. The film serves as a follow up to the 2007 animated hit Yellow Sticky Notes.
Yellow Sticky Notes | Canadian Anijam is unique and innovative approach to animation fillmmaking that unites animators from coast to coast in order to self-reflect on a single day of their lives using only 4×6 inch yellow sticky notes, a black pen and animation meditation. The short features work by original Anijam creator Marv Newland along with Oscar winners Alison Snowden and David Fine and Oscar nominees Cordell Barker, Janet Perlman, Chris Hinton, and Paul Driessen. Other award-winning animators, Jeff Chiba Stearns, Jody Kramer, Howie Shia, Jonathan Ng, Lillian Chan, Malcolm Sutherland, Joel Mackenzie, Louise Johnson round out the ‘anijammers’.
“I am thrilled and honored to have the Canadian premiere of Yellow Sticky Notes | Canadian Anijam at this year’s Hot Docs,” says Chiba Stearns. “For an animated film to get into an exclusive documentary festival is extremely rare, but I can see how the film could be considered an ‘anidoc’ because the film documents a day in the lives of each of the animators involved. Even though this is an entirely animated film, I feel it is also very much a new form of experimental documentary with its approach of documenting the past, present and future.”
For more information, you can check out the official site at www.yellowstickynotesanijam.com