Through a simple act of child’s play, a young boy confronts both his parent’s overwhelming protection

and his own very real fears. Slide is an animated short film whose narrative centres around the

metaphor of being handicapped. Even loving parents hand us crutches; what we do with them is up to us.

Written, directed, and animated by Sharon Katz

Story consultant Ellen Besen

Music by Normand Roger

Sound by Normand Roger with Pierre Yves Drapeau and Denis Chartrand

Digital HD Video / DVD / colour

3 min 54 sec


Funding support from the following is gratefullyacknowledged:

The City of Ottawa

Ralph & Roslyn Halbert Foundation

Merit Award,

Superfest International Disability Film Festival

Jury Honorable Mention,

KynnysKINO6 Film Festival

Jury Special Mention,

Retour d'Image - Cinema des Differences

Best Animation

Under 10 Minutes,

Picture This Film Festival