Digital media arts faculty present Co Hoedeman films


Huntington, Ind.—The Digital Media Arts faculty will present an evening of films by Canadian filmmaker Co Hoedeman at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 29 in Longaker Recital Hall of the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

Students, faculty, staff and their families are invited to attend this free event. Films will be shown in two sets with a short intermission. The titles offered include the following: 

Set 1: 7 p.m., 60 min. (Selected from Hoedeman’s award-winning children’s films) 




5 min. 



14 min. 

“Ludvic, Magic in the Air” 


12 min. 

“The Box”  


10 min. 

“Sand Castle” (Academy Award) 


13 min.  


“The Owl and the Lemming” 


6 min.  




Set 2: 8:15 p.m., 45 min. (General to older audience) 


“The Owl and the Raven” 


6 min. 

“Charles and Francois”  


15 min. 

“The Sniffing Bear”     


8 min. 

“Marianne’s Theatre”  




Master animator Co Hoedeman was born in Amsterdam in 1940. After immigrating to Canada at age 25, he joined the National Film Board of Canada where he produced his first film, “Oddball,” in 1969. Since then, he has worked on more than 20 productions, including a four-part series in which Ludovic the teddy bear discovers the seasons.

Hoedeman has earned more than 80 international awards and honors throughout his career. “The Sand Castle” alone garnered 24 awards, including an Oscar in 1978 for best animated short. An animation wizard, Hoedeman creates works of great sensitivity. He’s an inquisitive and wonderfully sensitive filmmaker who will use any technique to develop his all-encompassing vision of the world.

The film viewing is a precursor to Hoedeman’s appearance as part of the Forester Lecture Series at 7 p.m. on Oct. 2 in the Zurcher Auditorium of the MCA.

For more information about this event, contact Prof. Steve Leeper, assistant professor of digital media arts, at or extension 4319.

Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). 




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