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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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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?!

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The NFB heads to TIFF 2014 with 7 films

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We’re gearing up for the Toronto International Film Festival with 5 NFB films in the running. Check out some trailers and clips here. See you at the fest!

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A Q&A with Oscar®-nominated animator and artist-in-residence Janet Perlman

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Get to know animator-in-residence Janet Perlman as she works on a live, unscripted animation project at Les Musées de la civilisation à Québec. This Q&A is a first-hand account of the work and creativity of an Oscar-nominated artist.

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The First World War’s 100th anniversary: a cinematic commemoration

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Mark the centenary of the First World War with free public film screenings and special programming on NFB.ca. Explore now!

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Evelyn Lambart’s centenary: celebrating Canada’s first female animation pioneer

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On the 100th anniversary of Evelyn Lambart’s birth, explore the animation pioneer’s life and work across her decades-long career at the NFB.

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Francis Desharnais: artist-in-residence at the Musée de la civilisation de Québec

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Meet Francis Desharnais: artist, filmmaker, comic book creator, and lively rotoscoping animator. He’ll be in residence in Quebec City in July 2014.

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Show some love: make DIY animations with the NFB’s easy-to-use apps

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Get inspired: you’re gonna start animating! Send friends and family unique, heartfelt greetings through short, shareable animated videos made with our incredibly easy-to-use apps.