Frank Film (1973)

14 Feb
Director  Frank Mouris
Producer  Pyramid Films
Contributors  Caroline Mouris
Length  9 minutes
B&W/Color  Color
UO Library Catalog description:  Combines animated sequences with two narrative sound tracks to create a series of complex, moving patterns which satirize contemporary middle-class life.
Call # FILM Ma209
Genre  Experimental, Animated
Rare  No
Online  Yes
Copyright status  Protected
Physical condition  Fair
Oregon-related  No


Frank Mouris is an experimental filmmaker.

In 1974 Frank Film won the Academy Award for Best Short Subject, Animated Film. In 1996 the film was selected for preservation in the US National Film Registry.

University of Oregon’s library copy of “Frank Film” is in fairly good condition in 16mm format. The film is warped and has signs of emulsion degradation (pink tinge), but overall it runs well through the projector making it an enjoyable experience to watch this film on it’s original format (a side note, it is rare to find “Frank Film” on 16mm).



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