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.

Canada Proud | Watch 5 Films on Canadian Rock Music

Canadians have made significant contributions to rock music. Whether you’re a fan or not, take 30 minutes and enjoy 5 shorts on Canadian rockers.

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5 Docs for People Who Hate Docs

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For all you doubters out there, and all you fans who have friends who aren’t, we’ve put together this selection of 5 fantastic docs for people who hate docs.

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Watch 4 Films That’ll Help You Through Adolescence

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Adolescence is hard. Arguably one of the hardest stages of life. Just when you’re getting an idea of who you are, everything changes. But chin up! We’ve put together 4 films designed to get you through the difficult years.

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5 Films That Capture the Magic of Canadian Summers

We know that in theory every season gets four months, but as Canadians, we also know there are really only two seasons: Summer and winter, with winter lasting around 10 months, and summer a scant two. Watch 5 films that capture the magic of Canadian summers.

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NFB Summer 2017 Events Near You!

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Below you’ll find a list of screenings and activities that we’ll be involved in across the country. This post is a piece in progress, and we’ll be adding to it as events are booked, so bookmark this page and check back often!

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The Wonder Women of the NFB

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Here at the NFB, we have a long, proud history of films about women, directed by women – and quite a few of them are Oscar® winners, too. In a sense, they’re our own Wonder Women.

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Doc Lab Saskatchewan – Call for Proposals

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The NFB’s North West Studio is announcing the launch of Doc Lab Saskatchewan, a 10-week intensive program for emerging documentary filmmakers. Over the course of the program, three participants will each complete a short (5-7 min) documentary, going from concept to post-production.

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Watch 6 Films About Comics and Their Creators

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Comic strips and comic books are universal art forms, and give their creators a direct line to wide, wide audience. Some comics are serials, some are satirical, some offer insight, and some just want to make you laugh. From political cartoonists to the creator of a world-famous superhero, I think we’ve got something for just about everyone.

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Watch 4 Docs on Teens Taking Control of Their Future

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We have several films in our collection that deal with teens and young adults who leave home and travel far, far away. Each film approaches the topic from a different angle, and offers a different perspective on what it means to leave home.

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Watch 5 Films That Explore Sexuality

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Remember when your teacher would come into the classroom, wheeling in the television and VCR, and pop in an NFB film? Well, I bet they never showed you any of these…

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7 Films to Empower Women and Girls

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Film is a powerful communication tool, and when the right film meets the right audience, amazing things can happen. This post contains 7 films that hold empowering messages for women and girls.

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Adult Animation | 5 Films To Watch After The Kids Go To Sleep

Enjoy 5 animated films created just for adults. Each film addresses a different theme, from sex to addiction to living beyond our means.

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