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Once Upon A Time | Watch 5 NFB-ified Fairy Tales

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Nowhereland: When short films tell big stories

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March 4, Iqaluit. The doors have just opened at the Astro movie theatre, where Bonnie Ammaaq is about to attend the local premiere of her new short documentary Nowhereland. Joining her for the occasion are Alicia Smith, the film’s producer, and Michelle van Beusekom, the director of the NFB’s English Program. Competition for audience is

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4 Fun and Inspiring Art Projects for Kids

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Drawing inspiration from artists Emily Carr, Ron Noganosh, Kai Chan and Maud Lewis, we present you with 4 easy and fun art projects to do with your kids.

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Once Upon A Time | Watch 5 NFB-ified Fairy Tales

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Fairy tales have a way of inspiring all manner of creativity, and they’ve been enjoying a cinematic reimagining ever since Walt Disney put the finishing touches on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937.

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Bedtime in the Balkans: Animation Goes into the Woods

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“Through deep dark forest all day long, Hedgehog Hedge roams, proud and strong.”  Like anyone who grew up in Sarajevo, NFB producer Jelena Popović and filmmaker Eva Cvijanović know Hedgehog’s Home by heart – and they will happily recite all 75 verses in the original Serbo-Croat. “Hedgehog’s Home’s was one of the first stories that

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Summertime art and culture, coast to Canadian coast

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Discover the air-conditioned glory of museums and galleries across Canada this summer, and watch a few films on NFB.ca to supplement your visit. Explore now!

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A Newfoundland Cinema?

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Newfoundland is a place with history, and lots of it. In the same way that Canada saw the need to produce its own cinema as a way of resisting assimilation by its neighbour to the south, Newfoundlanders felt compelled to tell their own big screen stories.

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The agony and the ecstasy: 5 films about running

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Discover the physical, mental, and spiritual dimensions of running in 5 cinematic gems about athletes who run for their lives.

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Interactive Gets Fresh: Newfoundland’s Local Food Scene

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Living on an isolated island in the North Atlantic tends to foster a degree of resourcefulness, and Newfoundlanders know a thing or two about food self-sufficiency. Long before there was talk of locavores and 100-mile diets the Quinlan sisters of Carbonear were picking berries in the open backcountry around Conception Bay and Skipper Clyde Boland

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A Tale of Cannibalism | Watch Passage on NFB.ca

Passage (2008) presents a tragic, disturbing tale about a crew who, faced with the inescapable fate of dying of hunger, committed acts of cannibalism. Englishman eating Englishman?! Impossible, you might say. Unthinkable! But… is it?

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Imposters, Fakes and Charlatans

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Do the names Ernest Dufault, Sylvester Long and Archibald Belaney mean anything to you? They should. All three were famous throughout the 20th century. All three achieved notoriety in their respective fields, and all three were big-time imposters.

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Repurposing the Archive: 4 NFB Films by contemporary artists at the 2015 Aboriginal Pavilion

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This summer, 4 globally-acclaimed contemporary artists use the NFB archives to create new short films that will be exhibited at the Aboriginal Pavilion in Toronto from July 10th to 26th, 2015. If you’re a lover of all things experimental, a contemporary art enthusiast, or a fan of remix culture, you’ll definitely want to catch these.

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Indigenous New Wave: NFB at the Pan Am Games

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Archival footage serves as both inspiration and raw material in Souvenir, an audacious series of shorts by Aboriginal artists that gets its world premiere during the upcoming Pan Am Games in Toronto. Four leading figures in the Indigenous arts — Kent Monkman, Caroline Monnet, Jeff Barnaby and Michelle Latimer — have each crafted a three-to-four-minute

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