Posts written by Julie Matlin

Julie is currently the Social Media Strategist 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.


Payback, the latest doc from Jennifer Baichwal, opens Friday, March 16

The above photo was taken from the film Payback, which opens in Canadian theatres on Friday, March 16. *** Did you know there’s a man in Albania who hasn’t left his home in almost 10 years? He’s been forced into confinement as a result of an episode with a neighbour – a land dispute, to more »


The National Film Board of Canada pays tribute to Pierre Juneau


The National Film Board of Canada wishes to acknowledge the significant and lasting contribution made by Pierre Juneau to the NFB and to Canada’s radio broadcasting and telecommunications industries. Mr. Juneau died on February 21, 2012, at the age of 89. During his career at the NFB from 1949 to 1966, Pierre Juneau played a more »


Introducing the 6 filmmakers participating in Hothouse 8


After a stunning crop of entries for this year’s edition of Hothouse (entitled Sheep Dreams), we’re thrilled to present the 6 filmmakers who will be joining us in Montreal for the intensive 12-week program. Rosa Aiello is interested in the various types of infinity, chaos, and complex systems, and how they might manifest in narrative more »


Watch the Annie Awards live on Saturday, Feb. 4 on


On Saturday, February 4 at 7 pm (pacific time), the International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, will present the 39th Annual Annie Awards in Los Angeles, California and this year, we’re proud to announce that we’ll be broadcasting the live-stream directly from this blog post. The Annie Awards honour excellence in the field of animation and more »


Pink Ribbons, Inc: Breast cancer and cause marketing


Next week our latest doc Pink Ribbons, Inc. opens in theatres across Canada. We’ve written about the film several times here, and we’ve been talking about it for months. It’s a critical look at the industry that has grown up around breast cancer, and how the disease has become “the poster child” for cause marketing. more »

Members of the IV League, a stage 4 cancer support group

Sidebar banners now available for Pink Ribbons, Inc.


[The image above features members of the IV League, a stage 4 cancer support group based in Austin, Texas.] On February 3, our new documentary Pink Ribbons, Inc. opens in theatres across Canada. The film deals with how breast cancer has become the poster child for cause-related marketing campaigns and the effect this has had more »


Enjoy daily holiday specials on this December


From December 1, right up until Christmas Day, we will be offering specials on a select number of our download to own titles. These films will be featured on the homepage carousel of at a very special low price – $0.99 for shorts (SD) and $2.99 for features (SD) – for one day only. more »


Animation Open House taking place Monday, September 26 in Montreal


On Monday, September 26, the NFB will be hosting its annual Animation Open House. From 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, the studio will open its doors to the public at our Montreal headquarters (3155 Cote de Liesse Road). The animation studios were founded in 1941, 2 years after the NFB itself. In the early decades, more »


The NFB Tour resumes in October


  In late 2010, we launched the NFB Tour, a series of town-hall style meetings across the country during which Tom Perlmutter, head of the NFB, met with a variety of people to discuss the new directions we’re heading in, take questions and talk about ways in which we can better interact. The tour went more »


Pink Ribbons, Inc. premieres at TIFF to a packed house


Yesterday afternoon saw the world premiere of our feature documentary, Pink Ribbons, Inc. at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film probes into the world of cause-marketing and breast cancer in an attempt to get people to think critically about what is involved in corporate fundraising and how the money is being spent. It offers more »


Updates for our iPhone and iPad apps are now available


We’ve just released updates for both our iPad and iPhone apps. The changes, outlined below, are a direct result of your feedback and suggestions. Thank you for helping us build the best apps we can. Both the iPhone and iPad apps allow you to: Watch over 1000 films on your mobile device Save films for more »


NFB launches BlackBerry Playbook app


RIM launched its new BlackBerry® PlayBook™ and we’re proud to announce that it includes an NFB films app – right out of the box. The app was co-developed by RIM and the NFB. The new tablet offers free access to NFB films, including our mobile HD channel – a Playbook exclusive. As with our iPad/iPhone more »