Posts Tagged ‘Annette Clarke’

Alanis Obomsawin’s Hopeful New Opus

Production

Words have always been precious to Abenaki filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin who routinely begins production on a film by simply listening, recording quiet conversations with her main subjects. Much of this original audio later occupies a central place on her final soundtrack.

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*Exclusive Online Premiere* | Meet Mabel Robinson, Nova Scotia’s 89-Year-Old Hairdressing Dynamo

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Meet Mabel Robinson, a 90-year-old hairdressing pioneer who’s still styling up a storm in Hubbards, Nova Scotia.

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Settling Scores: Q&A with Composer Jeff Johnston

Production

Jeff Johnston comes to film music as one of Canada’s most accomplished jazz pianists. In a career that spans over 25 years, he’s played with some of the biggest names in jazz – Kenny Wheeler, Sheila Jordan, Archie Shepp, Slide Hampton and a host of other luminaries.

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NFB English Production: Five to Watch in 2016

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2016 kicked off on a high note here at the NFB with news that Canada’s public producer has nabbed 19 Canadian Screen Award nominations – getting the nod in no fewer than 14 different categories. The same range and innovation is evident in the English Program’s current production slate. Here are five projects to keep

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Massimo’s Feast

Production

Massimo Bottura knows a thing or two about feeding people. One of the most inventive proponents of contemporary Italian cuisine, he’s hailed as the Jimi Hendrix of Italian chefs and his flagship eatery, Osteria Francescana, in his hometown of Modena, routinely ranks among the world’s very best restaurants. So when it was announced that the

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Madness & Animation: Mystery of the Secret Room

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Scene one: Young Grace and her mom have just boarded a bus, and are trundling along a rural Newfoundland road, heading to a mysterious appointment in St. John’s. The girl looks up from her book, a well-thumbed children’s detective novel, gazing with quiet concern at her distracted and troubled mother… The unusual story of a

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Interactive Gets Fresh: Newfoundland’s Local Food Scene

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Living on an isolated island in the North Atlantic tends to foster a degree of resourcefulness, and Newfoundlanders know a thing or two about food self-sufficiency. Long before there was talk of locavores and 100-mile diets the Quinlan sisters of Carbonear were picking berries in the open backcountry around Conception Bay and Skipper Clyde Boland

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Digital Studio Reframes the Art of Portraiture

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The notion of portrait gallery is cast in a new light in Bread and Kabul Portraits — a pair of interactive projects nearing completion at the NFB’s Vancouver-based Digital Studio. “No two interactives are alike,” says Loc Dao, executive producer of both projects. “The challenge is to see how technology can best serve any given

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Girl Power Goes Global

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It’s October 11, 2012, and 160 Kenyan girls are taking concrete action to mark the first UN-designated International Day of the Girl Child. Having assembled in the town of Meru, they begin to march towards the courthouse. The local cops, taken aback by the sight, scramble to close the gates, but the girls stand their

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Elephant 1967: Passage from India

Production

It was a job that called for green screen. Lots of green screen. Colin MacKenzie and Aparna Kapur have just completed an unusual shoot in southern India, kicking off production on Elephant 1967, a new animated documentary from Quebec-Atlantic Studio. The project revisits the poignant and little-known story of Balakrishna, a bull elephant shipped from

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“54 Hours”: writing the Newfoundland sealing disaster

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Streaming for free in Canada only on NFB.ca: our new short animation 54 Hours, which depicts the harrowing 1914 sealing disaster. The writer of the film, Michael Crummey, discusses the project’s inception here.

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The NFB is Nominated for 23 Canadian Screen Awards

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Pop the champagne! We’ve gotten 23 nominations at the Canadian Screen Awards. Watch some of our nominated films here.

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