Welcome to Cinemadelic

Cinemadelic is the home for the anmiation projects of Dwight Friesen, who lives in Toronto, Canada, on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples.

Our next film: Way out of hand

We are currently working on our next short film, Way out of hand. You can watch a preview (no sound yet) below.

Way out of hand is a thought-provoking parable about materialism and the environment.

A little boy holding a teddy bear stands in a doorway looking up at someone's hand waving in a greeting

Stay tuned for more news about this upcoming film.


After the Canadian premiere of our first animated film, Henlightenment in August, 2019 at the Animaze Montreal International Film Festival, our film is now being distributed by Indiecan Entertainment.

Henlightenment is now available for viewing on Amazon Prime, iTunes, and Vimeo!

If you happen to enjoy the show we hope you will leave a review to help others decide whether it's something they might like too.

New York was eggcellent

Hero hen takes Manhattan!

In June, 2019, we screened Henlightenment at the New York Independent Film Festival.

There was such an incredible range of animated films there, it was a thrill to be included. Many thanks to Animation Programmer, Jonny Lewis, for giving us a shot in the Big Apple!

In March, we were honoured to win the Harvey Award for Best Children's Film at the Idyllwild International Film Festival in California. The festival is held in a gorgeous spot in the mountains that makes you think of westerns like Bonanza and Ponderosa, probably because they were shot nearby!

To see what all the fuss is about, check out the trailer.

From the film

Deputy Dog

Welcome to Cinemadelic

Our first production, Henlightenment, won the Harvey Award for best children's film at the Idyllwild International Film Festival.

Hero Hen

Thanks, Athens!

Thanks to the Athens Marathon Animation Festival in Greece, where we had our world premiere in November, 2018!

Omniscient Owl

Please review the film

If you have seen Henlightenment at a festival or preview screening, we would love to read your review on our facebook page.

Get in touch!

We'd love to hear from you, film lover.