With James, Martha and Kim doing a fabulous job covering the Toronto International Film Festival, I figured we would focus strictly on Canadian films this week on Eat My Shorts. Sure, Canada seems to get a bad rap (especially from those South Park boys), but it hasn't stopped them from producing some outstanding shorts over the years.

While browsing around the internet recently, I noticed (via Boing Boing) that The National Film Board of Canada has put 50 of its greatest animated shorts online for all to see. And yes, for free! With a collection that spans 60 years and features 41 directors, you'll find a ton of excellent shorts, with some Oscar-nominated works thrown in.

As always, if you'd like to see a short film featured on a future edition of Eat My Shorts, simply email all links, tips and suggestions to shorts AT Cinematical DOT com. Okay, and now it's aboot time we check out some Canadian shorts, eh ...