Posts Tagged ‘Alberta’

Photo Friday | All Eyes on the Prairies

The Canadian Prairies are just stunning, and it’s no wonder the NFB has enjoyed trailing its cameras over its grassy lands decade after decade. Check out some of the finest Prairie pictures in our archives with these photographs taken from films old and new. Western Wheat, 1952. Prairie Profile, 1955. Western Wheat, 1952. Western Wheat, 1952. Canadian Wheat,

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Little Animation on the Prairie | Watch 5 Free Shorts About Canadian Prairie Life

Films

With The Grasslands Project launching later this week, we’ve been dreaming of Canada’s big, bold Prairie provinces lately. A production of the North West Studio, Grasslands  is a community-inspired initiative to document contemporary life on the southern Prairies through a series of short docs. (They’re stunning, by the way. Check them out.) But what about Prairie animation?

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Back at the Ranch: The Grasslands Project

Production

Few motorists speeding along the straight stretch between Regina and Calgary ever venture off the Trans Canada Highway to explore the grasslands to the south. “It’s off the beaten track, unknown to most outsiders, and that’s one of the motivating factors behind The Grasslands Project,” says filmmaker Scott Parker. “We get to shed light on

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NFB Films Now Available on TELUS Optik TV

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TELUS Optik TV subscribers in British Columbia, Alberta and Quebec can now watch free NFB films as part of their subscription package.

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Fort Mac Dreamin’

Production

The recent dramatic drop in world oil prices may be playing havoc with economic forecasts, but it has upped the creative stakes in Limit is the Sky, a feature doc about Fort McMurray that has just wrapped its final shoot. Established as a 19th century fur trade post, Fort Mac is now the epicentre of

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By the Time We Get to Radville

Production

The Prairies called — and the NFB answered. A small team from the Northwest Studio recently completed an 8-day road trip across the southern prairie grasslands — a journey that took them from Magrath, Alberta, to Wood Mountain, Saskatchewan, with stops in Coutts, Foremost, Eastend, Val Marie, Assiniboia and Radville. Part research, part travelling road

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Fort McMoney | New Interactive Game to Launch Nov. 25th

Interactive

Starting November 25, people everywhere can take control of Fort McMurray, Alberta, and decide the fate of the world’s largest energy project when they play Fort McMoney. With over 2 years of research, 60 days of filming and 55 interviews, Fort McMoney is an innovative new documentary game from TOXA and the NFB, in association

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Fort McMoney | Be the First to Play

Interactive

Introducing Fort McMoney, an upcoming interactive documentary game about the issues facing Fort McMurray, Alberta.

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Horse Drawn Magic: Open-Air Theatre in Western Canada

Films

Imagine travelling through the countryside on wagons pulled by a team of Clydesdale horses and stopping in small towns to perform a play. This is the premise of Horse Drawn Magic, a 1979 jewel of a documentary that follows the Caravan Stage Company throughout the interior of British Columbia and Alberta. The troupe travels an

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Stampede Fever Forever: Watch 3 Films About Cowboys and Rodeos

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Despite the fact its grounds and racetrack were recently under water, the 101st edition of the Calgary Stampede opened today as planned. Even as floodwaters from the nearby Elbow River submerged large swaths of Southern Alberta, Stampede chairman Bob Thompson said last week the Stampede would proceed no matter what. “Throughout our entire history, we

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Flash William: A One-Man Movie Industry

Films

One of the greatest aspects of my job is that I get to see pretty much every NFB film ever made. There is no better feeling than discovering a long-lost film in our vaults and making it available to the general public. Years ago, I ran across a little jewel about a one-man film industry

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The NFB Goes West to Calgary, Alberta!

Education

By Renée Lottridge, NFB Education Specialist On October 21, 2012, Tey Cottingham, Advisor, Educational Programs, Penny Rampado, Sales and Market Development Officer, and I arrived at the Blackfoot Inn in Calgary, Alberta, to prepare for the Educational Media Marketplace sales conference. In addition to 20 centimetres of fresh snow, we were greeted by almost a

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