Posts Tagged ‘On Film’

TIFF announces Canada’s Top Ten of 2010


Because it’s the end of the year and because we love lists at the NFB, I wanted to tell to you about this year’s Top 10 Canadian Films. Put together by the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) team since 2001, this list celebrates Canadian cinema and gives the public a chance to see some of more »

Discovering art through film


The following is a guest post from our former editor, Nancy Barr. I Can Make Art … Like Maud Lewis by Jane Churchill, National Film Board of Canada Hi! I’m filling in for Carolyne Weldon this week. I worked at the NFB for 10 years so it’s good to be back. The news this week more »

How to use technology as a tool for social change

The Seven Interventions of Filmmaker-in-Residence by ONFB, National Film Board of Canada Today I put a small selection of films online from the Filmmaker-in-Residence box set. This project, which was led by filmmaker Katerina Cizek, is kind of like a modern-day version of the NFB’s famous Challenge for Change project, which introduced video as a more »

Educators – have you tried mind mapping with NFB films?


Mind-mapping is a great way for students to organize ideas and the teaching guide that accompanies our Films for Change playlist explains how this is done. With the aid of simple technology (i.e.: a pen and paper) or more complex mapping software, students can plot out and connect the relationships between different concepts. Instructional Strategies more »

Propaganda cinema at the NFB


Headline Hunters by ONFB , National Film Board of Canada Canada Carries On! Just six months after its creation, the National Film Board was faced with a major challenge. With the start of the Second World War, production would have to be altered. Not only would the NFB’s mandate be to show Canada to Canadians more »



The International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam (IDFA) is the largest and most prestigious of all doc fests. This year, the NFB is showing four films in the Reflecting Images – Panorama program: RiP: A remix manifesto, Paris 1919, Capturing Reality: The Art of Documentary and Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action. The Panorama program more »