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Runaway wins a Genie

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Congratulations to Cordell Barker (Runaway, The Cat Came Back) for his Genie Award win in the Best animated film category. Congratulations also to the NFB films Vive la Rose (Bruce Alcock), The Spine (Chris Landreth) who were nominated in the same category.

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Tell a friend about the NFB iPhone app

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Ever since yesterday, iTunes lets you send apps to friends as gifts – but since our NFB Films iPhone app is already free, you can “Tell a Friend” about it [iTunes Link]. You know those friends that roll their eyes whenever you tell them how incredible this app is? Well, now you can harass them

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So what’s up with the NFB premiering a film on YouTube in the US?

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One of the most exciting things happening at SXSW this week is the launch of a new music doc we have coming out about the brilliant Montreal musician and artist, Socalled. Why is this exciting? We’ve launched films at SXSW and other major film festivals before – but this is different because instead of launching

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12-year-old reviews NFB iPhone app on YouTube

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This morning, we’re loving this very thorough review of our iPhone app by Max, the enterprising young host of App Store Reviewers. Jump to about 1:50 to see his review, where he calls the app “amazing” and “wicked”. Thanks, Max!

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Top 10 movies on NFB.ca last week

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Here’s a list of our most popular films on the site last week. We finally put the Oscar-nominated animated short Madame Tutli-Putli online last week and it shot right to the top. Also new, is the glorious The Memories of Angels, a visual paean to the Montreal of the ’50s and ’60s. Madame Tutli-Putli 5840

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New NFB Facebook page

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We’ve completely overhauled our Facebook Fan page. Click here to check it out. Here’s what’s new: Brand New FILMS Page This page has all the same features as NFB.ca – you can watch and comment on the latest new films while you’re still in Facebook. The page also allows easier sharing within your Facebook newsfeed,

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One year after putting NFB films online – Here are the stats…

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What an amazing year it has been for the NFB. It’s been exactly one year since we launched the NFB Screening Room – we wanted to make the NFB more accessible to Canadians and the world and the response has been overwhelming and exceeded our expectations in every way. Since the beginning, our philosophy has

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Top 20 Movies on NFB iPhone App

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Since we released our iPhone app last year, we’re getting an increasing amount of mobile traffic watching NFB films. Here’s a snapshot of the top 20 films people are watching on their iPhones… The Cat Came Back 21901 Log Driver’s Waltz 12702 Citizen Harold 10481 Noël Noël 9875 HA’Aki 8930 The Sweater 8777 Tzaritza 7563

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Nina Paley: A ‘Free’ Distribution Case Study

People talk a lot about the economics of giving content away for “free”, but only a few put that into action. And fewer still share their experiences with everyone so we can learn from them. Here Nina Paley gives a methodical breakdown of where she made money (and where she didn’t) after she put her

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Beta site is live – Please let us know what you think…

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Version 2.0 of the NFB website is now live. We’d love it if you could have a look at it and send us your feedback. For the user, the biggest change to the site is that you can now sign in and control your preferences. Once you’re registered with NFB.ca, you can leave comments on

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16 Free iPhone Wallpapers from NFB Films

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We made a bunch of free iPhone wallpapers from images from the NFB archives. Here they are… Note: To download an image on your iPhone, press and hold on the image till the dialogue box appears. 21-87, by Arthur Lipsett The Sweater by Sheldon Cohen

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The NFB wins at the Canadian New Media Awards

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The NFB was honoured this week with two awards at the Canadian New Media Awards which celebrates accomplishments of individuals and companies in the Canadian digital media industry. The NFB was also awarded the 2009 Applied Arts Magazine Interactive Award. NFB.ca – the NFB’s online screening room won “Best Online Video Portal”. This award was

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