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Photo Friday | Filming with Montreal’s Urban Poor in the 1960s

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The NFB Wins 5 Webby Awards!

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The 2016 Webby awards rewarded four NFB productions, including three awards for Vincent Morrisset’s Way to Go. The winners are: Way to Go – Webby and People’s Voice awards in the Web/NetArt category; Webby for Online Film & Video/VR: Gaming, Interactive or Real-Time The Unknown Photographer – People’s Voice award /VR: Gaming, Interactive or Real-Time

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Interview With Legendary Method Actor Grant Mously

10:12 PM. Sunday night. The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York. I’ve been waiting for two hours for a chance to interview one of the greatest actors of our generation. Celebrated by peers and critics alike as one of the most singular method actors to be captured on celluloid, Grant Mously is a force of nature. Roger

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Lights, Camera, Parity: NFB Women Shine at Hot Docs

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It’s a banner year for NFB women directors. Only weeks after the NFB made its historic commitment to gender parity in production, Canada’s public producer is heading to Hot Docs with no fewer than eight films by women directors — a diverse crop of new and classic titles that includes four feature docs making their

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Photo Friday | Filming with Montreal’s Urban Poor in the 1960s

The NFB was always cutting-edge. Between 1967 and 1980, its activist documentary program Challenge for Change produced almost 250 films and videos to confront a wide spectrum of issues, from poverty to sexism to marginalization. Coming into and working with low-income communities, the program used video recordings and closed circuit television to stimulate social debate and action. Among the

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Man the Polluter: Man’s Ridiculous Solutions to the Problem of Pollution

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Just in time for Earth Day, I want to let you know about an offbeat animated feature film about pollution that the NFB made some 43 years ago and recently digitized. Not surprisingly, we are still dealing with some of the issues raised in this film. As Man the Polluter points out, sometimes our solutions

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National Canadian Film Day: Our Staff Picks

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Check out our staff picks for National Canadian Film Day

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Isabella Weetaluktuk Shines Light on NFB Archive

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It’s little more than a fragment, a few seconds of footage shot in the Canadian Arctic over 50 years, but it’s pure visual gold. Four Inuit kids, oblivious to the camera, are absorbed in play. Their game involves a homemade spinning top, ingeniously crafted from ice and sinew. A husky puppy observes with interest. An

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Check Out Seances, Guy Maddin’s Latest Interactive Cinema Experiment

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Now you see it; now you don’t.

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Inuit Culture, Living History

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Ensure your students have a good grasp of intercultural studies by using the world’s largest inuit films collection and its study guide.

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Seances: Guy Maddin Invokes Interactive Spirits

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The imagined ghosts of silent movies are resurrected in Seances, a deliriously original interactive installation that gets its world premiere in the Storyscapes program at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. The project emanates from the feverish imagination of Guy Maddin, the reigning surrealist of Canadian cinema, co-directing here with fellow Winnipeggers Evan and Galen Johnson. Working

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Photo Friday | Meet the Indigenous Peoples of B.C.’s Skeena River in 10 Gorgeous Pics

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After the Frazer, the Skeena is British Columbia’s second longest river. For the area’s first inhabitants, the Tsimshian and Gitxsan, whose names respectively mean “inside the Skeena River” and “people of the Skeena River,” the river is everything. Take a trip up river and back in time with these sweet images taken from the archives of Peoples of the

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Free Animation! | Celebrate World Health Day With 5 Tonic Shorts

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Despite the fact it is (or should be) everyone’s highest, most prized possession, health remains a bit of a mystery. What is health, exactly? Harmony between all of the body’s parts? The absence of disease? It is somewhat unclear. All we know for sure is what it feels like when we have it, and what it feels like

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