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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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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.

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In memoriam: Wolf Koenig (1927-2014)

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Explore the life and work of Canadian filmmaker, producer, cinematographer, animator, and overall cinema pioneer Wolf Koenig.

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Haiku! Calling all interactive creatives: explore the short form… the very, very short form

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The NFB and Arte are partnering on a call for proposals in a new interactive creative project called Haiku. If you were to bring this short form to life, how would you design an interactive haiku? Submit your proposal for a short interactive project—12 winners will have their projects funded and posted online in 2015.

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Seven Digital Deadly Sins: a new interactive web doc about online ethics

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Today’s digital world brings with it a whole new set of moral dilemmas. Which ones are most common—and which ones are you guilty of? Explore digital sin confessions in this new interactive web doc.

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In memoriam: Morten Parker (1919-2014)

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Discover the life and work of Canadian film producer, director, writer, and educator Morten Parker (1919-2014). “We were all young, we were all enthusiastic—and we were all going to change the world,” says Parker of the early days of the NFB.