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Watch 5 Newly Released Docs on NFB.ca

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Good news! You can now watch over 60 new films on NFB.ca for free!

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Annecy 2016 | Michael Fukushima Explores Annecy!

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The NFB’s Michael Fukushima, executive producer of the English program animation studio, was in France recently for the Annecy Festival, the world’s largest event devoted to animation. The NFB had a strong presence at the festival again this year with three short films (The Head Vanishes, by Franck Dion, Blind Vaysha, by Theodore Ushev and Mamie, by Janice Nadeau), and one feature film

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Be a Star! | The #GIFnTAKE Summer Tour Kicks Off in Canada Place

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After successful appearances at various winter festivals and Quebec City libraries, the #GIFnTAKE is embarking on its 2016 summer tour across Canada. 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

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NFB XP: The Future is Here, and It’s Female

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* This is a guest post by Joseph Elfassi. Read the original French post here. The NFB has decided to implement gender parity in the creation of its works: from now on, half of all NFB projects will be carried out by women. And because it’s 2016, the biggest thing in cinematographic creation is virtual

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Public Libraries: NFB Film Club Reveals Fall 2016 Programming

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This fall, the NFB Film Club is offering filmgoers another season chock-full of recent releases that capture the remarkable diversity of the Canadian experience. The lineup of 6 programs—5 for general audiences and one for children—consists of both shorts and features, documentaries and animation. This rich selection of inspiring films will move and entertain audiences from

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Making Movie History | New iPad App Brings Together Portraits of 61 Iconic NFB Figures

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A new iPad app exploring the NFB’s unique place in Canadian cinema is now available on the iTunes Canada App Store. GET APP The app, Making Movie History: A Portrait in 61 Parts, features 61 short profiles of some of the greatest artists, rebels and dreamers the NFB has ever known. Originally created as a web-based celebration of

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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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