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.

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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We’ve Got Your Oscar 2017 Craving Covered

If you’re an Oscar junkie, you’re probably looking for more films to sate your Oscar craving. To help, we’ve taken some of the best films from 2016 and matched them up with NFB films that are similar in theme and subject matter.

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Bear 71 VR: Google and the NFB Partner to Expand the World of Virtual Reality Storytelling

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The NFB has partnered with Google to turn Bear 71 into a virtual reality experience which is available for free online as Bear 71 VR.

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Stop Motion Madness! Students Create StopMo Films!

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Watch an adorable selection of StopMo films from the First Annual Highfield International Film Festival in Etobicoke, Ontario.

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The 5 Best Films You Didn’t Know Were on NFB.ca

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Looking for a great film to watch? We’ve got 5 suggestions that range from fiction to documentary and from funny and surreal to tragic and heartbreaking.

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Watch 6 Unconventional Films About Art

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How do you define art? Here are 6 films that challenge our perception of films about art, featuring Bill Mason, Todd McFarlane, Frederick Varley and others.

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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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