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Election o’clock in Toronto: get out there and vote!

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Election o’clock in Toronto: get out there and vote!

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Want to get a cinematic perspective on Toronto ahead of the election? Check out these NFB films—old and new—about the city, its people, and its politicians.

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Alanis Obomsawin and the Children’s Court Case

A landmark court case that will greatly impact the future of First Nations children is taking place right now at the Human Rights Tribunal in Ottawa and filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin is in the heart of it. Find out more here!

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Using the stories of Robert Munsch as a springboard for preschool learning

Education

Educators: use the “Bunch of Munsch” film series as a springboard for preschool learning.

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New trends in marketing and distribution; or, how to get eyeballs on your films

News

Want to know how the latest platforms, networks, and technologies are helping distributors and marketers get audiences’ eyeballs on documentaries? Find out here. We’ve got more great content from the TIFF 2014 Doc Conference comin’ atcha!

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The Animation Studio Production Blog!

Check out the sparklingly new NFB Animation Studio production blog!

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10 questions with Hélène Choquette, director of Little Big Girls—a new feature doc on early puberty

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Go behind the scenes with “Little Big Girls” director Hélène Choquette, as her new doc on early puberty in girls premieres FOR FREE online (Oct. 17-19).

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Canada: Cuadro a Caudro, the first Spanish-language book devoted entirely to NFB animation

News

Did you know that the NFB’s animation productions had a huge influence on artists and filmmakers in Argentina? A new book aims to explore this relationship. Find out more!

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Science meets the paranormal and the animal kingdom

Education

Help students use both deductive and inductive reasoning to develop hypotheses about the world around them with the Mystery Hunters and Be the Creature series.

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Behind the scenes with Oscar®-nominated animator and filmmaker Gerald Potterton

FilmsNews

Get some juicy behind-the-scenes info straight from Oscar®-nominated animator and filmmaker Gerald Potteron about his illustrious career—and watch a few films, too. Potterton worked with Buster Keaton, Ivan Reitman, Colin Low, and even on The Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine” in his decades-long career.

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Free stream of The Wind at My Door, Oct. 10-12; plus 4 related mental health films

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Check out a brand new feature doc on bipolar disorder, The Wind at My Door, streaming free on NFB.ca, Oct. 10-12. Plus, 4 more riveting docs on mental health issues—from schizophrenia to bipolar disorder—accompany this film. Get informed and inspired!

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From slapstick to science and beyond: explore 5 cinematic biographies

Films

From Bret “the Hitman” Hart to Dr. Frederick Banting and Buster Keaton, the world’s most fascinating folks come alive in 5 cinematic biographies—watch now and get to know these riveting figures, both professionally and very, very personally.

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Free streaming of The Dance of Words: Sept. 26-28 to mark International Week of the Deaf

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Free streaming: Sept. 26-28, 2014! Get to know a group of young artists who are bringing a creative approach to expressing the solidarity and strength at the heart of Quebec’s deaf community.