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Here you’ll find musings, histories, critiques, and behind-the-scenes info on some of the more than 2,000 films (animations, documentaries, fiction) and interactive projects we’re streaming on NFB.ca.

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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Cold Journey: A feature on residential schools

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The feature film Cold Journey (1975) started out with the best of intentions but failed to find its audience in commercial cinemas. It scored much better in community screenings throughout the country. This is its complicated story.

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The Flashy World of Fiction

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We’re showcasing a few of the fictitiously flashy films that are floating around in our collection. Check out these 7 fab fiction films to satisfy your craving today!

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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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Meet Manivald, a Wannabe Troubadour with Mommy Issues

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Discover Manivald, our new animated short that’s just hitting the festival circuit. The film is a quirky and refreshing take on the difficult and delicate bonds between a mother and son.

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Travel Across Canada From the Comfort of Your Home

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This one’s for all you globetrotters who don’t have the time to quench your summer vacation wanderlust! Enjoy all the majesty of Canada, from sea to glorious shining sea, and travel across the country from the very comfort of your home.

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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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A Brief History of the NFB at the Cannes Film Festival

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With the 2017 Cannes Film Festival coming to a close this Sunday, enjoy a list of 10 NFB films that have crossed the Croissette and taken home one of Cannes’s most prestigious prizes.

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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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Explore the Universe with the NFB!

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Filmmakers have always been obsessed with exploring the cosmos and the science of space. Enjoy five films about the secrets of our vast universe!

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Watch 5 Films on the Realities of the LGBTQ Community

Watch 5 Films on the Realities of the LGBTQ2 Community

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Earlier this week, the world celebrated the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. Although we are fortunate enough to live in a country that values openness, tolerance and individual freedom, the fight against prejudice, discrimination and violence based on identity and sexual orientation is far from over. Because the cause is very important to us at the NFB,

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Freaks of Nurture: Alexandra Lemay in the Dollhouse

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Alexandra Lemay has a full line of creative hats in her artistic wardrobe — but ‘art director’ is one she wears with particular style and confidence. Currently at work on Freaks of Nurture, a new stop-motion animation inspired by her own unorthodox upbringing, she’s designed an extraordinary miniature set — a scaled down version of

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