Posts Tagged ‘CBC’

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The Ernie Game: Troubled youth of the 1960s


The NFB is not primarily known for its feature dramas, but over our 75 years of existence we have produced a few jewels that can rightly be considered some of the best Canada has ever made. One only has to think of Claude Jutra’s Mon oncle Antoine, named best Canadian film of all time by more »

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Between fact and fiction: the NFB’s 1950s Perspective TV series


Take a look at the production and broadcast of the National Film Board’s television series Perspective in the 1950s. The series replaced On the Spot on the CBC.


Time Travel Tuesday: head back to the 1960s with 5 black-and-white gems


Ah, the romance of an era long gone. Take a tour through a sumptuous selection of stylish, seductive, and sonorous black-and-white films from the 1960s. It’ll almost feel like you were there…


Hyperlocal Competition: Picking A Winner


* This is a guest post from NFB Interactive producer Jennifer Moss. Well, we’ve done it. We’ve managed to create 5 interactive stories in 6 weeks, and we’re all still speaking to each other. It’s been a monumental task of creative and administrative cooperation at both the CBC and the NFB, and we’re nearing the more »


NFB Interactive: Hyperlocal features 5 projects by 5 Canadian writers


This is a guest post from NFB Interactive producer Jennifer Moss. This post originally appeared on the CBC website. *** The Hyperlocal project is a terrific collaboration between the National Film Board of Canada and CBC Canada Writes. The NFB’s challenge was to create a collection of interactive stories based on personal essays about local more »


NFB Films Now Available on VIA Rail Trains


The NFB, the CBC, The Historica-Dominion Institute and VIA Rail have come together to provide passengers with free on-board entertainment within the Quebec City – Windsor corridor. The offer includes CBC/Radio-Canada TV shows and programs, Heritage Minutes vignettes and NFB films. Marc Laliberté, President and Chief Executive Officer of VIA Rail Canada said – Over more »

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World Radio Day | Our Beloved CBC Circa 1949


Celebrate World Radio Day with this short vintage documentary about the CBC and its radio programming in 1949.

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The Lockout Sweater, by This Hour Has 22 Minutes


We Canadians are a resilient people. We stoically endure winter. We deal with ridiculously short, mosquito-rich summers. But one thing that is starting to exhaust our collective mojo is this endless NHL lockout, which bewilderingly reached Day 88 today. Eighty-eight days! That is so long that even traditional hockey widows, initially thrilled by the lack more »

Live Tweeting event w/director Gesar Mukpo during the CBC broadcast of Tulku on Aug. 11 at 10 pm ET


[Invalid Link] On Wednesday, August 11 at 10 pm, Am I Reincarnated? Tulku will air on the CBC News Network as part of The Passionate Eye. In association with the broadcast, we’ll be having a live tweeting event on Twitter with director Gesar Mukpo (@chewyguru). Throughout the 10 pm ET broadcast, viewers can direct more »

Ladies and Gentlemen…Mr. Leonard Cohen, a tribute to a Canadian legend


Today we’re featuring a classic NFB documentary in the online Screening Room, Ladies and Gentlemen…Mr. Leonard Cohen. We’ve timed the launch of this film to coincide with CBC Radio 2’s spotlight on Leonard Cohen, which continues through the end of May. Ladies and Gentlemen…Mr. Leonard Cohen offers a unique glimpse into the early years of more »