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International Women's Day

International Women’s Day at the NFB


Join us for a cinematic trip through the history of feminist struggle as we celebrate International Women’s Day at the NFB.


Top 5 New Releases on CAMPUS


Watching quality NFB films has never been easier, and our online selection has once again increased! We’ve added some of our newest feature films to our educational screening room, CAMPUS, so you can turn your classroom into a cinema. The site features documentaries, animated shorts and interactive productions that cover a range of subjects linked


International Women’s Day: A World in which Women Matter


The following is a guest post from Ravida Din, Director General of English Program. Prior to holding her current position, Ravida worked as both a producer and executive producer at the NFB since 2007. During this time, she produced Pink Ribbons, Inc., The Boxing Girls of Kabul, Payback and Up the Yangtze in co-production with


Women and Film: A Tribute to the Female Pioneers of the NFB


During the early 1940s, women occupied a marginal—if not non-existent—role in production at the National Film Board of Canada. At the time, the NFB was primarily engaged in producing propaganda films to counter Nazi ideology, and educational titles designed to interpret Canada to Canadians. Founded by government decree in 1939, the NFB was first headed

When the Day Breaks (Amanda Forbis)

Women in Animation: Facts and Perceptions


NFB animation producer Julie Roy looks at how women have fared in the animation world, both here at the NFB and in the industry at large.


International Women’s Day: Know Your History!


In honour of International Women’s Day on March 8, we’re pleased to present a week-long lineup of NFB films by and about women. One of the things that makes me most proud to work here is our long-standing commitment to women. From Evelyn Lambart to Terre Nash to Alanis Obomsawin to  Karen Cho, we have


New Documentary Status Quo? Screens in Cities Across Canada

Status Quo?, a new documentary by Karen Cho, addresses the issue of feminism in modern Canadian society by taking a hard look at three key concerns – violence against women, access to abortion and universal childcare. By opening the film with a look back at our history, Cho begins with the assumption that feminism has


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