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Get all the latest news from the film and media communities here, including NFB announcements, interactive project launches, festivals, awards, calls for proposals, and app releases.

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New trends in marketing and distribution; or, how to get eyeballs on your films

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Want to know how the latest platforms, networks, and technologies are helping distributors and marketers get audiences’ eyeballs on documentaries? Find out here. We’ve got more great content from the TIFF 2014 Doc Conference comin’ atcha!

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10 questions with Hélène Choquette, director of Little Big Girls—a new feature doc on early puberty

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Go behind the scenes with “Little Big Girls” director Hélène Choquette, as her new doc on early puberty in girls premieres FOR FREE online (Oct. 17-19).

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Canada: Cuadro a Caudro, the first Spanish-language book devoted entirely to NFB animation

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Did you know that the NFB’s animation productions had a huge influence on artists and filmmakers in Argentina? A new book aims to explore this relationship. Find out more!

Gerald Potteron; My Financial Career

Behind the scenes with Oscar®-nominated animator and filmmaker Gerald Potterton

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Get some juicy behind-the-scenes info straight from Oscar®-nominated animator and filmmaker Gerald Potteron about his illustrious career—and watch a few films, too. Potterton worked with Buster Keaton, Ivan Reitman, Colin Low, and even on The Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine” in his decades-long career.

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Free stream of The Wind at My Door, Oct. 10-12; plus 4 related mental health films

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Check out a brand new feature doc on bipolar disorder, The Wind at My Door, streaming free on NFB.ca, Oct. 10-12. Plus, 4 more riveting docs on mental health issues—from schizophrenia to bipolar disorder—accompany this film. Get informed and inspired!

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The State of the Art, Part II: Documentary Aesthetics

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Discover the latest in documentary’s forms, trends, and visual languages, straight from industry insiders at the 2014 TIFF Doc Conference.

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The State of the Art, Part I: Documentary Ethics

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What’s a doc’s job? Get the latest on documentary practices from artists, critics, and industry insiders at the TIFF 2014 Doc Conference. In this post, we consider ethical documentary practices and a filmmaker’s responsibility.

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In the dish pit: a Q&A with Mark Hoffe, director of interactive web doc Bubble Dancers

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Docs ain’t what they used to be! Check out this informative interview with Mark Hoffe, the interactive web doc filmmaker behind “Bubble Dancers”, a series of profiles about working in the dish pit. Fans of new media and creative producers alike will relish this behind-the-scenes look.

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TIFF 2014: Michael Moore’s 13-Point Manifesto for Documentary Filmmaking

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One of the world’s most successful theatrical doc filmmakers shares his emphatic, controversial, and hilarious tips for making documentaries work. All creators in the documentary industry need to see this!

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TIFF ’14: free outdoor screenings of Norman McLaren classics with live music

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Head down to TIFF’s free, public, outdoor Festival Street this Sunday, Sept. 7th for a real treat: live original music will accompany classic Norman McLaren animations.

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Who’s who? Meet the animators in our 10th annual Hothouse animation apprenticeship

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Meet the 8 emerging animators who will immerse themselves in our 12-week paid apprenticeship in hands-on animation. Who will make what—and how?!