Posts Tagged ‘Atlantic-Quebec Studio’

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

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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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Feature Docs Take Flight at NFB

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Updated September 17, 2015 The Toronto International Film Festival, which kicked off on September 10, is celebrating its 40th birthday with a program that boasts one of the biggest documentary sections in the event’s history. Among the non-fiction titles getting world premieres is a much anticipated feature doc from Pacific & Yukon Studio, Ninth Floor,

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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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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

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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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“Revenge is a Dead End”

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With Grassroots in Drylands, a new feature doc from Quebec-Atlantic Studio, Helene Klodawsky goes to the Middle East — and returns with a welcome message of hope. The project brings her back to the region where she made her first feature doc in 1988 — Shoot and Cry, about a young Israeli conscript in the

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English Program: Five to Watch in ’15

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Get an overview of 5 projects in production at the National Film Board of Canada – including new docs, interactives, and the NFB’s very first featured animated documentary.

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Introducing the NFB’s Atlantic-Quebec Studio…

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Find out how the NFB’s Atlantic-Quebec Studio is exactly like chocolate bark.

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Alanis Obomsawin and the Children’s Court Case

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A landmark court case that will greatly impact the future of First Nations children is taking place right now at the Human Rights Tribunal in Ottawa and filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin is in the heart of it. Find out more here!

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