Posts written by Catherine Perreault
 

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Upcoming Animation | The Awakening: Meet Barnabe

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Here at the NFB, we’re fortunate to work with talented artists who, day in day out, create strong characters and magical universes in the studio. While it is always fun to watch a film when it’s done, it can also be quite fascinating to see it come to life. That’s why we’ve decided to open up one of

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The Head Vanishes | An Interview with Animator Franck Dion

* This post is a translation. Read the original French post here. Franck Dion’s The Head Vanishes was part of the official selection of the prestigious Annecy International Animation Film Festival, which ran until June 18. Produced in collaboration with the NFB, Arte and Papy 3D (the filmmaker’s own production company), the film was partially

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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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Francis Desharnais: artist-in-residence at the Musée de la civilisation de Québec

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Meet Francis Desharnais: artist, filmmaker, comic book creator, and lively rotoscoping animator. He’ll be in residence in Quebec City in July 2014.

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Democracy on Trial: The Morgentaler Affair

Morgentaler clinic closing in Fredericton

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As the abortion clinic named after Dr. Henry Morgentaler closes its doors in Frederiction, learn more about this controversial Canadian in the riveting documentary “Democracy on Trial: the Morgentaler Affair”.

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New York Lightboard Record (Norman McLaren, 1961)

McLaren in Times Square, New York

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Discover the endlessly-looped animated film Norman McLaren produced for Times Square as an advertisement for Canadian tourism.

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Eye Candy: 7 Psychedelic NFB Posters

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Check out these eye-bending and mind-twisting psychedelic NFB posters from days gone by. Optical illusions! Pop art! The excitement never ends!

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The Movie That Influenced Kubrick’s 2001

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Did you know that “Universe”, a 26-minute masterpiece on astronomy by Colin Low and Roman Kroitor actually inspired Stanley Kubrick’s 2001, A Space Odyssey? Watch “Universe” now!

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Michel Brault

Michel Brault (1928-2013)

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It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of one of the founders of Québec cinema, the great Michel Brault. He succumbed to a heart attack on Saturday, while visiting Toronto. He was 85 years old. His contribution to our national cinematography is immense. A giant of homegrown cinema As a cinematographer,

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Renaud Hallée’s The Clockmakers Premieres on NFB.ca

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Recently, we launched the most recent animated film by Renaud Hallée, the Montréal filmmaker who’s been making waves on Vimeo. Titled The Clockmakers, this experimental short produced by the NFB’s Marc Bertrand sweeps us into a vast and enthralling cogs and wheels mechanism where notions of right side up and upside down no longer hold.

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Renaud Hallée’s The Clockmakers Premieres on NFB.ca

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Recently, we launched the most recent animated film by Renaud Hallée, the Montréal filmmaker who’s been making waves on Vimeo. Titled The Clockmakers, this experimental short produced by the NFB’s Marc Bertrand sweeps us into a vast and enthralling cogs and wheels mechanism where notions of right side up and upside down no longer hold.

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3D Stereoscopy: A Q&A with producer Marc Bertrand

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This post originally appeared in French on the ONF.ca blog. *** In my last post, I provide a summary of a master class on stereoscopy given by Marc Bertrand, producer at the NFB’s Animation and Youth Studio, during the Montreal International Children’s Film Festival (FIFEM). At the end of his presentation, he was kind enough

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