The film is set to Ottokar Nováček's violin composition Perpetuum mobile.
"Distinctive for its superb blend of old and new visual techniques coupled with an unusual sound track, the film was unanimously selected as the winning entry [in the amateur category at the Canadian Film Awards in 1950]" (Topalovich, 10).
Mouvement perpétuel stands as the Canadian Film Awards' de facto Film of the Year for 1950 along with North Shore (1950) as the judges did not select a winner in the professional category.
Oeuvres - Mouvement perpétuel. Collection en ligne, Cinémathèque québécoise.
Topalovich, Maria. "1950, the Second Year." A Pictorial History of the Canadian Film Awards. Toronto: Stoddart Publishing, 1984.