Behind the Scenes

Interviews with filmmakers, making-of clips and master classes will be featured with the aim of giving you a sneak peek at what goes into the making of a film.

The history of Expo 67’s Labyrinth Pavilion

A highlight of Montreal’s Expo 67 was certainly the creation of the Labyrinth Pavilion by the NFB. Come and take a look inside!

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The Haunted Artist of Canada

On September 8, 1969, renowned Canadian artist Frederick Horsman Varley died at the age of 88. Varley was an official war artist during World War One as well as a founding member of the celebrated Group of Seven. Late in his career, the NFB profiled him in a documentary that was part of the Canadian

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These Filmmakers are Changing the Face of Animation

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Over the last 78 years, we’ve taken great pride in being an incubator for great talent. We’re excited to introduce you to 12 incredible animators who are changing the face of animation.

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Making The Tesla World Light: An Interview with Matthew Rankin

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As Tesla World Light heads to Cannes 2017, catch an in-depth interview with its avant-garde creator, Matthew Rankin.

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NFB & UK’s National Theatre Collaborate on VR Doc

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Among the productions premiering in the 2017 edition of Storyscapes – the Tribeca Festival’s showcase of new immersive media – is Draw Me Close, a striking hybrid of creative non-fiction VR and live performance from Jordan Tannahill, one of the most inventive voices in contemporary Canadian theatre.

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Kyma by Phillipe Baylaucq: Exploring the Waves in 360

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Learn more about Kyma, a new immersive projection experience created by Philippe Baylaucq for the Montreal Planetarium.

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Upcoming Animation | The Awakening: Meet Érik Goulet, Armature Designer

Upcoming Animation | Meet Éric Goulet, armature designer for Jean-François Lévesques’s upcoming NFB animated film, The Awakening.

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Remembering Dave Broadfoot (1925-2016)

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Remembering Canadian comedy legend Dave Broadfoot, who passed away this week at age 90.

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Upcoming Animation | The Awakening: Animatronics 101 With Jim Randall

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Upcoming Animation | Meet Jim Randall, lead animatronics expert for Jean-Francois Levesque’s upcoming NFB animated film, The Awakening.

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40th Anniversary of the 1976 Olympics: A Look at the Athletes that Did Not Medal

When Montreal was awarded the 1976 Olympics, the National Film Board of Canada was commissioned by the International Olympic Committee to produce the official film of the event. At the same time, the NFB produced several satellite films focusing on individual sports and athletes. My blog post today will focus on one of the satellite

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A Tribute to Comedic Genius Buster Keaton

It has been exactly 50 years since the world lost the great Buster Keaton. I view him as one of the greatest filmmakers of all time and a comedic genius. I wanted to write this tribute to say that he is far from forgotten, and here at the NFB we consider ourselves blessed to have

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Albert Kish: Tribute to a virtuoso filmmaker

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The first time I ever visited the NFB was during my days as a film student, to see the sound mix of the film The Age of Invention. I was kindly invited by filmmaker and editor Albert Kish. I sat with him and the sound mixer and marvelled at their work; it gave me an

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