Posts Tagged ‘IMAX’


Colin Low (1926-2016) | The NFB and Canada Lose a True Pioneer of Cinema


Canada has lost a giant of cinema with the passing of Colin Low, who died in Montreal on February 24 at the age of 89. Born on July 24, 1926, in Cardston, Alberta, Mr. Low pioneered breakthroughs across virtually every genre of film, during an illustrious career at the National Film Board of Canada (NFB)


Innovation, Eh? | Watch 3 Films on Canadian Inventions


Canada is known for many important innovations. Watch 3 films about 3 different Canadian inventions – insulin, IMAX and direct cinema.


Technology in cinema: 5 NFB films that changed the game


The NFB has consistently harnessed the powers of the latest and greatest gadgets and techniques. Watch 5 films that made technological history!

Roman Kroitor

Death of Roman Kroitor: Canada and the Film World Lose a Pioneer


Canadian and world cinema has lost a true giant, with the death yesterday of film pioneer and former NFB colleague Roman Kroitor. Born on December 12, 1926, in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Kroitor made enormous contributions to filmmaking during his tenure at the NFB in the 1950s and 1960s, developing the IMAX giant-screen format at the NFB’s


The NFB and World Fairs, pt. 3: Vancouver and Expo 86


This is the third of a 4-part series documenting the NFB’s involvement with World Fairs, from Montreal to Shanghai. It was written by Marc St-Pierre, our French Collection analyst. – CW Vancouver, 1986 Canada again hosted a World’s Fair in 1986. It was organized by the city of Vancouver, and took place from May 2


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