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The Head Vanishes | An Interview with Animator Franck Dion

* This post is a translation. Read the original French post here. Franck Dion’s The Head Vanishes was part of the official selection of the prestigious Annecy International Animation Film Festival, which ran until June 18. Produced in collaboration with the NFB, Arte and Papy 3D (the filmmaker’s own production company), the film was partially


8 Mars 2010, Rue Pacot, Port-au-Prince, Ha•ti

Leurs Excellences la trs honorable Micha‘lle Jean,Gouverneure gŽnŽrale du Canada et Son Excellence Mr Jean-Daniel Lafond ont participŽ une courte cŽrŽmonie aux locaux de la Coordination nationale de plaidoyer pour les droits des femmes (CONAP) en compagnie de Mr Gilles Rivard, Ambassadeur Canadien en Ha•ti ainsi que la ministre Marjorie Michel, MCFDF. Ë Port-au-Prince, Ha•ti, le 8 Mars 2010.

Ë la demande du premier ministre du Canada, Stephen Harper, Leurs Excellences, se sont rendu en RŽpublique dÕHa•ti et en RŽpublique dominicaine, du 8 au 10 mars 2010. 

Credit: Sgt Serge Gouin, Rideau Hall, OSGG

Michaëlle Jean: A Woman of Purpose | Interview with Jean-Daniel Lafond

We all know the Governor General of Canada’s role is to represent the Queen, but how well do we know the position really? What are the constitutional and ceremonial duties involved? Can the appointment have real impact for Canadians? The NFB has just launched an intimate and sensitive doc that answers these questions and many more. Titled


Universe Within | A Q&A with HIGHRISE director Katerina Cizek


After seven years, two Emmys, a Peabody and multiple Canadian Screen Awards, HIGHRISE, our documentary experiment about the human experience of global vertical living, is coming to an end.

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Hot Topics | Lighting Wizard Dedo Weigert Discusses Lighting for Documentary, Part 2


Recently, celebrated cinematographer and lighting system inventor Dedo Weigert dropped by the NFB’s Montreal headquarters for a day-long workshop on a topic dear to his heart: film lighting. During lunch, the lighting wizard took a few moments to answer our questions about such things as why lighting matters, and things to pay attention to when

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Hot Topics | Lighting Wizard Dedo Weigert Discusses Lighting for Documentary, Part 1


Lighting system inventor Dedo Weigert discusses the role of lighting in filmmaking and the importance of developing a “good eye.”

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All Shatner All the Time: Paul McNeill on producing William Shatner Sings O Canada


Last Saturday, William Shatner (alongside 7 other notable Canadians) received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Canada’s Governor General. As it has for the past 4 years, the NFB commissioned a series of short film to commemorate the winners. Produced by Paul McNeill, the (vastly amusing) Shatner film was screened at the awards ceremony and is

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A coffee shop chat with filmmaker Paul Cowan

Paul Cowan is a Canadian filmmaker who spent many years working at the NFB. He retired from the Film Board in 2009, after directing Paris 1919, a film adaptation of Margaret MacMillan’s Peacemakers: The Paris Peace Conference of 1919 and Its Attempt to End War. Cowan’s NFB career was prolific and celebrated. His film Going


Watch: Errol Morris talk about interviewing Robert McNamara


Former US Defense Secretary, Robert McNamara, died this morning at the age of 93. In these clips, Errol Morris talks about what it was like to interview McNamara for his Oscar-winning documentary, The Fog of War. oe oe Watch more clips about documentary filmmaking at Capturing Reality: The Art of Documentary.


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