Posts Tagged ‘experimental film’

A Trip Down Memory Lane

A Trip Down Memory Lane: A Phantasmagoria of the 20th Century Compressed by Arthur Lipsett


May 13th marks the 76th anniversary of the birth of experimental filmmaker Arthur Lipsett. I thought it appropriate to talk about his films and why they have become such cult classics. I could easily write a 200-page book on his oeuvre, so instead of attempting to cover everything I am going to limit myself to more »

vimeo blog post

The NFB and Vimeo: a match made in video heaven


It’s official. After Youtube and Daily Motion, the NFB is launching its very own Vimeo channel. I don’t know about you but we, the NFB’s web team, are big fans of Vimeo. Why do we like it so much? Here’s why: 1- Vimeo is an esthetically pleasing platform that is largely advertisement free. The very more »

Neighbours: The NFB’s Second Oscar Winner


The story behind the production and distribution of Norman McLaren’s Neighbours; The National Film Board’s second Oscar winner.


Friday Staff Pick: Pas de Deux


Pas de Deux wasn’t the first Norman McLaren film I ever saw. Nor was it the film that tipped me into becoming an animation filmmaker. But when I finally did see it? What animation could be – and  how my own fascinations would mesh into it – was flooded by the brilliant light of sudden more »

Guy Maddin wins at SXSW


Night Mayor (Trailer) by Guy Maddin, National Film Board of Canada Night Mayor, the short film Guy Maddin created for the NFB’s 70th anniversary, won Best Experimental Short at SXSW this week. The film tells the story of an immigrant who attempts to harness the power of the Aurora Borealis and uses it to broadcast more »

Making Music, Part 2

Claire Blanchet and Sam Vipond conclude their guest post on the making of The Wobble Incident and their participation in the Making Music program.

Q&A with artist and filmmaker Mark Lewis


Artist Mark Lewis’ latest work is a film trilogy entitled Cold Morning. The 3 films, Cold Morning, Nathan Phillips Square, A Winter’s Night, Skating and TD Centre, 54th Floor combine to make up the first major public exhibition of Lewis’ work in Toronto, Mark Lewis: In a City. The exhibit opens at the Justina M. more »