Herring Hunt


Herring Hunt is a 1953 National Film Board of Canada short documentary film about the operations of a herring boat off the coast of British Columbia, directed by Julian Biggs, written by Leslie McFarlane and produced by Guy Glover, which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film at the 26th Academy Awards.[1] The film's musical score was composed by Robert Fleming.[2][3]

The 10-minute 47-second film follows Western Girl, her skipper and crew as they race to get their catch before quota is reached and their fishing area closed. In addition to its Oscar nomination, the Herring Hunt received a special mention at the Canadian Film Awards and a Second Award in the Category: Agricultural and Industrial at the Yorkton Film Festival.[3]

See also


  1. ^ "The 26th Academy Awards (1954) Nominees and Winners". Oscars.org (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences). Retrieved May 30, 2019.
  2. ^ "The Canadian Forum". 34. Canadian Forum. 1954: 63. Retrieved 31 May 2017. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. ^ a b "Herring Hunt". NFB Collections page. Retrieved 2017-05-31.

External links

  • Herring Hunt at IMDb
  • Official website