NFB.ca in the News

News

Thanks to the overwhelming reaction to our launch from both the press and the public, this post writes itself.  Check out what’s being said about us across Canada…and even beyond:

  • Jason Kottke reveals he’s a Carts of Darkness fan on kottke.org
  • BoingBoing says, “This is how public money should be spent.”
  • CBC Radio 3 says, “This is huge.”
  • The Toronto Sun says, “Set aside a chunk of your day for the new NFB Screening Room.”
  • The article on CBC.ca generated a whopping ten pages of comments!
  • Hugh Mcguire says, “NFB.ca is live and fantastic.”
  • IT World Canada commented on the accessibility of the site, claiming “NFB is to be applauded as this move is smart and gutsy.”
  • Rabble.ca says, “This is a good thing.”
  • Said the Gramophone comments, “NFB.ca is now the best way to explore the most famous films in the NFB collection.”
  • Kris Abel from CTV.ca says, “Clearly, the NFB understands that the power of such technology is to get work of this nature seen and they have mastered the way to do so.”
  • Obsessable.com also loved the site, and even produced a short video showing users how to access all the features!
  • The Internet Eclectic calls it, “A treasure trove.”
  • The Coast, Halifax says, “An amazing and progressive move from the NFB.”
  • The Epoch Times says, “Canada’s National Film Board Puts the Fabric of our Nation online” and “NFB’s content offers hours of entertainment that is a far cry above the hit-and-miss content of YouTube and many other video sites.”

And there’s more:

(updated on February 3, 2009)

So once again, thanks. And a tip of the hat to all of you.

Until next time, I’ll leave you with Hot Stuff, a cute little tongue-in-cheek animated short about the hazards of playing with fire.