Posts written by Julie Matlin
 

Julie is a freelance writer who was formerly the Head of Social Media for the National Film Board. Her background in the film industry, her work as a writer and her affinity for connecting with people made her a natural fit for the NFB. Her favourite films include The Big Snit, Strange Invaders, RiP! A Remix Manifesto and the interactive project, Flawed.

What Makes for a Great Animated Film?

Production

Want to know what makes for a great animated film? Ask someone who produces them for a living.

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Remembering Leonard Cohen

Films

Mark the one-year anniversary of the passing of Leonard Cohen a national treasure who never lost touch with his Canadian roots.

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10 Tips for Marketing Your Independent Film

FilmsProduction

So, you’re going to make a movie. Congratulations! Here are 10 tips for marketing your independent film.

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Here Are A Few Tips For Successful Conflict Resolution

Education

Conflict resolution is hard. It’s human nature for us to think we’re in the right, and that our opponent is the one who’s got it wrong. Watch 3 films that deal with conflict resolution for children and adults.

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Halloween Horrors! A Film A Day Keeps the Monsters Away

Every year, we put together a collection of our favourite films for Halloween. This year’s selection is a little more silly than scary, but you may still suffer a shiver up the spine or two.

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NFB x ImagineNATIVE 2017

News

ImagineNATIVE 2017 kicks off today in Toronto, and we’re thrilled to have 13 projects at the festival this year.

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Watch the First Films of 5 Acclaimed Animators

Films

It’s no secret we work with a lot of talented animators. From educational films for toddlers to family animation to more mature works, we’ve got it all.

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Women’s History Month: The Struggle Continues

Films

October is Women’s History Month in Canada. Pay tribute to the stories of incredible women involved in the struggle.

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Teachers of the world, we salute you!

Films

To celebrate World Teachers’ Day, we’ve put together 5 films on teachers, the important job they do, and how they impact our lives.

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4 Films for National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

The month of October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month in Canada. To shine our own little light on this month, we’ve put together four films about dogs, and the effect they have on our lives.

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Watch 5 critically-acclaimed animated shorts

Watch 5 critically-acclaimed animated shorts

Films

With the opening of the Ottawa International Animation Festival next week, we’ve got animation on the brain. So, we dug into our collection to present you with 5 of our most critically-acclaimed animated shorts!

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Drawn from the Heart | 5 Animated Films about Love

Films

While great love stories can be told in any form or genre, we’ve chosen to put together a selection of 5 animated films, each of which explores a different aspect of love in its own unique way.

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