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


Discovering art through film


The following is a guest post from our former editor, Nancy Barr. oe 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 is filling my head with art. An oil painting by Kathleen Moir Morris just sold


How to use technology as a tool for social change

oe 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 means of instigating change within a community. Katerina’s project involved spending


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


Propaganda cinema at the NFB


oe 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 and the rest of the world but it would




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


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