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.

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Stories We Tell: A post by Sarah Polley

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The following is a guest post from filmmaker Sarah Polley about her new film, Stories We Tell. *** Today in Venice my latest film, Stories We Tell, will be screening for the first time. Until now, thanks to the extraordinary decency of many people – including some journalists who have known the story for years

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Sarah Polley’s Stories We Tell at Venice Days Film Festival and TIFF

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Oscar®-nominated director Sarah Polley’s latest film Stories We Tell will have its world premiere at the Venice Days Film Festival, followed quickly by a North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. With this project, Polley offers up a genre-twisting film that playfully excavates layers of myth and memory to reveal the truth at

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Colin Low: Special screenings at Montreal’s Cinémathèque québécoise

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Starting tomorrow and running until Saturday, April 14, the Cinémathèque québécoise and Hors Champs will present an hommage to veteran NFB filmmaker Colin Low. Each night boasts a different program, and the lineup is as follows: April 12 at 6:30 pm: Corral (1954), Universe (1960) and Circle of the Sun (1960). April 13 at 8:30

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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

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The National Film Board of Canada pays tribute to Pierre Juneau

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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

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Introducing the 6 filmmakers participating in Hothouse 8

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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

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

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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

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Pink Ribbons, Inc: Breast cancer and cause marketing

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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.

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Sidebar banners now available for Pink Ribbons, Inc.

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[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

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Enjoy daily holiday specials on NFB.ca this December

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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 NFB.ca at a very special low price – $0.99 for shorts (SD) and $2.99 for features (SD) – for one day only.

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Animation Open House taking place Monday, September 26 in Montreal

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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,

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The NFB Tour resumes in October

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  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

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