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In memoriam: Wolf Koenig (1927-2014)


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


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


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.


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


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)


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.


Listen up, emerging animators: now’s your time to shine in the 10th season of Hothouse


The tenth annual edition of this 12-week full-time apprenticeship for emerging animators is now underway. Get all the details about the call for proposals here. Animators: start your engines!


Frame x Frame: Animated Film at the NFB, a new exhibit at Les Musées de la civilisation à Québec


Going to Quebec City? Learn more about what’s on offer at Frame x Frame: Animated Film at the NFB, a new exhibit at Les Musées de la civilisation à Québec.


NFB Film Club’s stellar programming for fall 2014


Want to see an amazing new film for free at your local public library? Find out more about the NFB Film Club here, and get your community together to enjoy and discuss the latest and greatest NFB productions.

Making Movie History: A Portrait in 61 Parts

Explore “Making Movie History: A Portrait in 61 Parts”, a new web doc series


Want to know more about how and why Canadian film culture came to be the way it is? Go straight to the source in our new interactive web doc! Interviews with poets, dreamers, and pioneers reveal the history of the NFB… and maybe even a bit about what movies mean to Canadians today.


Celebrating 75 years of cinema history with a pretty cool timeline


Check out this infographic to see what we’ve done and where we’ve been over the past 75 years. Share it widely on your networks, because who doesn’t love a good infographic, right? Cinema history is full of milestones, and we’re proud to say many of them have taken place at the NFB.

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Celebrate the re-release of “Forbidden Love” with 4 LGBTQ films


The seminal feature doc Forbidden Love, about women`s same-sex relationships across decades in Canada, has now been remastered and re-released. Watch a related selection of LGBTQ films on now and get to know the gay community`s struggles, triumphs, histories, and hopes.

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Delve into “Shameless Propaganda”: what does it mean to be Canadian?


Our new feature doc compiles some 500 wartime propaganda films (1939-1945) in an effort to understand what being Canadian meant then, and maybe even what it means now. This film is streaming for free online.


Films on stamps / stamps on film: watch 5 films commemorated by Canada Post


Watch them all, and then collect them all! Canada Post and the NFB present a series of permanent domestic rate stamps honouring 5 of the NFB’s most acclaimed films of all time. Watch all 5 films here.