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Colin Low (1926-2016) | The NFB and Canada Lose a True Pioneer of Cinema

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Canada has lost a giant of cinema with the passing of Colin Low, who died in Montreal on February 24 at the age of 89. Born on July 24, 1926, in Cardston, Alberta, Mr. Low pioneered breakthroughs across virtually every genre of film, during an illustrious career at the National Film Board of Canada (NFB)

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Annies 2016: Follow If I Was God… and Carface to the “Oscars of Animation”

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Cordell Barker’s If I Was God and Claude Cloutier’s Carface have both been nominated for an Annie Award! Sometimes known as the “Oscars of Animation,” the Annie Awards are the highest honor given for excellence in animation. It’s 43rd annual edition will take place this Saturday, February 6, 2016. Read on for details on both films, notes on the

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The #GIFnTAKE Goes on Tour!

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Exciting news, Canadians! The NFB’s #GIFnTAKE is coming to a city near you. Be a star with the #GIFnTAKE Inspired by the classic photobooth, the #GIFnTAKE is a type of “video booth” that allows you to star in a short NFB film sequence, either by yourself or with a small group of friends. Inside the booth,

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3 NFB Apps to Download During the Holidays

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Santa received your letter and brought you the tablet of your dreams? You woke up to find an Apple TV under the tree? Make these gifts even more special and enjoyable with these 3 NFB apps. NFB Films After versions for the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Windows 8 (tablet), and many smart TVs (see the full list here), our team

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Welcome to Canada! The NFB Gives the Gift of Film to Syrian Refugees

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As you may have heard, the Canadian government is preparing to welcome 25,000 refugees from Syria over the next few months. Upon arrival, they will be provided with permanent resident status, a social insurance number, a winter jacket (straight from our Premier’s hands, for some), as well as welcome kits that include a Parks Canada tuque, children’s books, a copy

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A Cardboard Revolution

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Sometimes, technology takes such a massive leap forward that it starts looking like magic. Sometimes, the revolutionary element is obvious — think “iPhone launch” — but other times, the revolution is much more discreet. May 2014: Without much ado, Google launches their Google Cardboard module. The idea is quite simple: these days, almost everyone has

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Good News! You Can Now Download the NFB Films App for Apple TV

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The new Apple TV is here and we’ve made a superb new NFB Films app for it. Download it today!

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Vancouver | 2 Ways to Experience Circa 1948 this Fall

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Launched at Tribeca’s Storyscapes, the Circa 1948 installation will be displayed twice in Vancouver this fall. Don’t miss it!

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Roots x NFB: More Amazing Gear for Die-Hard NFB Fans

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NFB pom-pom tuque anyone?! Admire 3 fresh items just added to Roots x NFB, the limited-edition collection of NFB-themed Roots gear.

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The NFB heads to TIFF 2015 with 7 films

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We’re back at TIFF with 7 NFB films for you to enjoy. Check out this post for trailers, showtimes, and tickets! See you at the fest!

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Repurposing the Archive: 4 NFB Films by contemporary artists at the 2015 Aboriginal Pavilion

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This summer, 4 globally-acclaimed contemporary artists use the NFB archives to create new short films that will be exhibited at the Aboriginal Pavilion in Toronto from July 10th to 26th, 2015. If you’re a lover of all things experimental, a contemporary art enthusiast, or a fan of remix culture, you’ll definitely want to catch these.

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NFB Films Now Available on TELUS Optik TV

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TELUS Optik TV subscribers in British Columbia, Alberta and Quebec can now watch free NFB films as part of their subscription package.

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