Toronto Animation Film Festival

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Where: Hot Docs Cinema (506 Bloor St W) & Online

When: April 4-6, 2024

Previous Events:

Toronto Animation Industry Conference

Toronto Animation / VFX Job Fair


7 minutes

Nuha is a composer who sees music everywhere in the world

around her; taking in the sights and sounds of everyday life as

inspiration for her new piece of music. It’s a slow morning, one

of tea, music and blue.

But her morning is interrupted when the Tone appears and

it’s an assault on her senses, overwriting her music. Nuha

attempts to dismiss it, and then confine it, but what starts out as

an annoyance, grows to fury and the Tone grows along with

it. It becomes longer and louder and Nuha is unable to hear

anything but the incessant ringing of the Tone.

It’s only after Nuha stops seeing the Tone as a problem that

she’s able to reconnect with the world and her music and find a

way for the Tone to be a part of both. Ostinato is a beautifully

animated short film that uses a composer’s passion for music to

explore the grief and the growth that can come from change.


Sonia Furier

Canada - WIA


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