Posts Tagged ‘film clips’

The inner workings of the NFB image/stock footage bank

Many people don’t realize that here at the NFB, our films are the tip of the iceberg. We have thousands of hours of archival footage online and thousands more in the vault. Last year the NFB celebrated its 70th anniversary; however, our Images collection goes back over one hundred years to the beginning of Cinema, more »

A sneak peek inside our 3D lab at the NFB, Part 2

Last Friday, I posted the first half of an interview with Maral Mohammadian. This is Part 2. Julie Matlin: How does the StereoLab work? Do you have people coming in from outside to experiment, or is it just people working within the NFB? Maral Mohammadian: Well, it’s not an autonomous production facility. It consists of more »

Q&A with Michael Fukushima, Part 2

Part 2 of a 3-part interview with Animation Studio producer Michael Fukushima.

Chris Landreth and The Spine

The Web site for Chris Landreth’s new film, The Spine, is now live. To make the film, writer/director Chris Landreth joined forces once again with producers Steve Hoban, Mark Smith and Marcy Page. This is the same creative team behind Landreth’s film Ryan, which was the 2004 Oscar® winner for best animated short. The Spine more »

Cordell Barker’s Runaway heading to Cannes


Cordell Barker’s latest animated short, Runaway, is heading to Cannes for the 48th International Critics’ Week (May 14-22). The same man who brought us (my favourite) Strange Invaders and (everyone’s favourite) The Cat Came Back has teamed up with the NFB once again to bring us Runaway, about a driverless train filled with happy passengers more »

Dr. James Orbinksi’s Call to Action


April 6, 1994 was the beginning of the 100 days of genocide in Rwanda. Dr. James Orbinski was a field doctor with Médecins Sans Frontières and was stationed there during this time. His challenge in such horrible circumstances was to decide who gets treatment, who gets food, who lives and who dies. It’s an impossible more »

We’re Listening: Top Five Titles Searched on


Just so you know we’ve been paying attention, we’ve compiled a list of the top five titles searched for during the month of December. Drum roll, please… The Kid Who Couldn’t Miss is a docu-drama directed by Paul Cowan about William Avery (Billy) Bishop. This is the story of how one outspoken young kid from more »

Bloggers Put Obomsawin and McLaren on Their Top 10 Lists


The holidays are just around the corner and bloggers everywhere are compiling their top 10 lists. Art Threat, a blog about politics and the arts, included two NFB titles among their favourite things. Both Norman McLaren – The Master’s Edition and Roadsworth: Crossing the Line came in at number 9. Roadsworth will be available on more »

Six NFB Films Featured at the 2008 Whistler Film Festival (WFF)


The Whistler Film Festival (WFF) kicks off this week and the NFB is proud to have six titles featured this year. Winner of the 2008 Dioraphte Audience Award at IDFA, RiP: A remix manifesto continues its festival run at WFF. Exploring copyright and content creation in the digital age, Brett Gaylor’s documentary continues to push more »

Heaven on Earth – Interview with Deepa Mehta


Heaven on Earth, the latest feature film from Deepa Mehta, is now playing in theatres across Canada. The film explores the themes of immigration, isolation and the power of the imagination. Since its theatrical premiere on October 24 the phrase “Heaven on Earth” has been one of the most popular search terms driving traffic to more »