CODE Motion Pictures

Powerful, kinetic, the human body in motion is a wonder. See ordinary movement from a whole new perspective—and extraordinary movement in a whole new light.

CODE, the Cultural Olympiad’s digital edition, presents CODE Motion Pictures, a collection of digital shorts created by filmmakers across Canada that explore the human body in motion. The series will be featured on towering high-definition screens in Metro Vancouver and Whistler, on handheld devices and on computer monitors around the world during the 2010 Winter Games.

CODE Motion Pictures commissioned 16 brand new films that will premiere during the 2010 Cultural Olympiad, highlighting more than 70 Canadian shorts to be enjoyed in entirely new settings.

In partnership with Telefilm Canada and the Association of Provincial and Territorial Film Funding Agencies, CODE creates an opportunity for Canada’s filmmakers to show the world what they’re made of, and for audiences across the country and around the world to enjoy their films.

Click through to find out more about the CODE Motion Pictures films and watch them online on in early February.

Here is the list of commissioned projects:

In addition to these 16 brand new films commissioned by CODE, the Cultural Olympiad’s digital edition, we present a collection of over 50 Canadian-made short films to be viewed in new settings—on large public outdoor screens and online.

Be dazzled by dance, follow the journey of a young woman obsessed with winning the love of a luger, watch a man struggle in a  windstorm, get a skating lesson from Kurt Browning and see Canadian hockey legend Rocket Richard from a whole new angle. Check out the games that Northern people play, see soccer as metaphor, and watch the moves we all make reflected with humour, grace and more than a few surprises.  

For two months, CODE Motion Pictures brings Canada’s best filmmakers to the world, celebrating the body and imagination at its best.  Don’t move—sit back and enjoy the ride.

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