The McLaren Wall-to-Wall Competition is an international competition run by the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and the Quartier des Spectacles in Montreal to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Norman McLaren’s birth.

The Canadian filmmaker born in Stirling was famous for his 1952 Oscar-winning Neighbours. McLaren forged animation techniques that were not only innovative but enduring. Cross-dissolves, pixilation and synthesised sound all form a legacy of experimental work which has largely shaped Canadian animation- not to mention his work in the creation of the National Film Board’s first ever animation studio.

Emphasising McLaren’s “uncommon boldness and originality,” this contest gives four winning artists from any background the chance to use four iconic facades in Montreal’s Quartier des Spectacles as video canvases. Creators are invited to submit linear work from any discipline that opens a dialogue with McLaren’s work. The winning work will form one of three parts of the celebration.

Application Deadline: 20 February
Final Drop Date: 6 March

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