Awards & Winners

Sheldon Cohen

Date of Birth 1949
Place of Birth Montreal
(Canada, Urban agglomeration of Montreal, Québec)
Nationality Canada
Profession Film Director, Animator, Screenwriter, Film Editor
Sheldon Cohen is a Montreal-based animator and children's book illustrator whose film animation work includes the National Film Board of Canada productions The Sweater, a 1980 film adaptation of Roch Carrier's classic short story, and the 2002 work I Want a Dog, based on a children's book of the same title by Dayal Kaur Khalsa. The Sweater received 15 international prizes, including a BAFTA Award for Best Animation. Cohen followed this success with a picture book version of the film as well a sequel, Un champion, which won him the Governor General's Award for French-language children's illustration. Cohen received a Bachelors of Science from McGill University and then studied art at Sheridan College. He joined the NFB as a student trainee in 1972.

Awards by Sheldon Cohen

Check all the awards nominated and won by Sheldon Cohen.


Nominations 1999 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Gemini Award for Best Animated Program or Series Snow Cat


BAFTA Award for Best Animated Film
Honored for : The Sweater

Nominations 1982 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
BAFTA Award for Best Animated Film The Sweater