Posts Tagged ‘film’

Harry Mayerovitch | Meet the man behind the NFB’s most beautiful propaganda posters

Meet painter, architect, caricaturist, accordion player, poet, author and brilliant World War II NFB poster designer Harry Mayerovitch (1910-2004.)

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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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Happy New Year from the NFB Education Team!

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HELLO 2014! Our education studios are back in full swing after the holidays, and we’re ready for an exciting year ahead. Our team is already busy creating new ways of making learning more dynamic through the incorporation of film, workshops, technology and media in classrooms across the country. 2013 brought our team a lot of

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Special workshops at NFB Education Studios during Media Literacy Week

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Literacy through Film: Using Media as an Outlet for Social Change Have you ever seen an advertisement and thought, what is that for?, or how did they come up with that? I’ve seen many. Our lives have become increasingly saturated with persuasive marketing campaigns and consumer messaging, so much so that we often tend to

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How to Use the New McLaren’s Workshop App in Your Classroom

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Interactive apps are an amazing addition to the classroom, as they offer students a unique way to learn new media skills and develop their creative abilities. Teaching animation is a great way to combine many curriculum links in one activity, and this is especially the case with our new, highly creative app: McLaren’s Workshop. The

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Top 7 Sizzling Summer Films for Youth

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To celebrate the arrival of summer, we’ve put together a list of 7 summer films that are guaranteed to educate and entertain young viewers as they try to keep cool during the summer heat. Perfect for the summer classroom, the poolside laptop or while chilling in the comfort of an air conditioned living room, these

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Top 5 New Releases on CAMPUS

Education

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

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Learning through Empathy: New Resources for Teachers

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The “Learning  through Empathy” Playlists for Educators How do a family, a school and a community benefit from empathy? Empathy allows us to see the world from divergent and even opposing perspectives, and to experience the feelings of another person or group. It’s an essential component in our ethnically and culturally diverse country—and in our

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

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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

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New Montreal Educational Workshop Studios Now Open!

Education

By Estelle Lagueux, Supervisor, Educational Programs It was with nervous anticipation that the NFB’s new educational programming team recently welcomed its first group of students to a freshly redesigned space at our operational headquarters in Montreal’s Saint-Laurent borough. The young people said it was inspiring to find themselves in the same building where so many

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20 Must-Read Blogs for Film Buffs

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Films, like food, are one of those things that are almost as nice to take in as they are to read about (as opposed to say, falling in love or winning the lotto.)

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imagineNATIVE 2011: Call for Submissions

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imagineNATIVE is an “international Festival that celebrates the latest works by Indigenous peoples at the forefront of innovation in film, video, radio and new media”. This year marks its 12th edition. From October 19-23, 2011 in Toronto, Canada, the Festival will present a selection of distinctive Indigenous works from Canada and around the globe –

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