Posts Tagged ‘Montreal’

The Devil's Toy Redux

“The Devil’s Toy Redux”: skateboarding is not a crime

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Our new interactive web doc on global skateboarding culture has finally launched, and it’s pretty cool. Explore it here.

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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 more »

Hothouse 9

Hothouse 9 | Week 1 Recap: Intense and Amazing

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* This post was written by Hothouse 9 intern Su-An Ng. It is so surreal being here in Montreal for the first time, working at the NFB and walking the same halls as so many great NFB animators have before. The atmosphere in the animation department feels open, supportive and genuine. Although everyone is passionately more »

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Hothouse 9 | Meet Our 6 New Apprentices

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This year’s Hothouse review team deliberated and debated 99 submissions from across the country, in the process also re-imagining the many permutations and understandings of what abstract art is and means to people. It was a challenge for the disparate group to agree on 6, but finally and unanimously it did. Herewith, the 6 participants more »

Séances

Guy Maddin Discusses Montreal, Dreams and His New Seances Project

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Winnipeg filmmaker Guy Maddin arrived in Montreal earlier this month to tackle an ambitious feat: the filming of 12 short films in 13 days. The shoot was part of Seances, Maddin’s new and tantalizingly mysterious project. The basic premise of Seances is that most silent filmmakers lost at least one of their films to a more »

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Megaphone: Light Up the City with Your Idea

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For the past few years, Montreal has been humming with demonstrations, elections, resignations and commissions. Since the first stirrings of the so-called “Maple Spring,” (Printemps érable) and now that the race for mayor is heating up, people throughout the city are feeling a collective need not only to express their ideas and their indignation, but more »

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Guy Maddin to Shoot 12 Films in 13 Days in Montreal

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After the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris in 2012, Guy Maddin is now setting his sights on the Phi Centre to film and bring to life his Seances, an entirely novel experience that will culminate in the production of an interactive work (NFB) and a feature film coproduced by Phi Films, Buffalo Gal Pictures and more »

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Hothouse 9: Come Make a Short Animation Film With Us!

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Always dreamed of making your own short animation film at the NFB? This is your chance. If you are an emerging (young or not-so-young) Canadian filmmaker or artist intrigued by animation art with interesting ideas and some experience in animation filmmaking or a related field (like say, fine arts, graphic design or computational arts), the more »

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NFB Educational Workshops: For the Love of Making Movies

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Educators have the opportunity to take their students on a field trip to the NFB Educational Workshop Spaces. Here, they will meet our team of experienced media and education specialists, who facilitate animation and documentary workshops for students of all ages in both Montreal and Toronto. We offer stop-motion animation, Norman McLaren animation, documentary and more »

Hyperlocal

Hyperlocal Competition: Picking A Winner

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* This is a guest post from NFB Interactive producer Jennifer Moss. Well, we’ve done it. We’ve managed to create 5 interactive stories in 6 weeks, and we’re all still speaking to each other. It’s been a monumental task of creative and administrative cooperation at both the CBC and the NFB, and we’re nearing the more »

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Hyperlocal: Integrating Past and Present in Interactive Design

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This is a guest post from NFB Interactive producer Jennifer Moss. Paul Shoebridge and Michael Simons are the dynamic creative duo known in the back alleys and coffee shops of Vancouver as “The Goggles.” They are the creators behind the NFBs wonderful interactive documentary about a vanished Canadian town, Welcome to Pine Point, and were more »

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Here At Home: An Interactive Window into a Radical Canadian Experiment

Most of us living in cities routinely cross paths with the homeless. Faced with their hardship, we can’t help but wonder: Who are these people? How did they end up on the street? And more importantly, what would they need to get back on their feet? Enter Here At Home, our new web doc about more »