Posts Tagged ‘Pacific Yukon Studio’

New Voices, Necessary Stories: NFB at Hot Docs 2017

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Documentary is Canada’s national art form because the history of our cinema — and, in important ways, the history of our country — has been written in documentary. If you want to understand the Canadian psyche, you have to watch Canadian documentaries. So states Marc Glassman, editor of POV Magazine, writing in a special spring

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Ways of Seeing at the NFB: 5 to Watch in ’17

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Stay up-to-date with the NFB ‘s current production slate with these 5 titles to watch in 2017.

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Fixing the Gaze: New Indigenous Work at the NFB

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Take a first look at the many Indigenous-directed projects currently in development, production or release in the NFB’s English Program.

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The Auchter Effect: Haida Myth Gets Animated

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Emerging director Christopher Auchter plunges us into a mythic watery underworld in The Mountain of SGaana, an animated short that’s just completed postproduction in the BC & Yukon Studio.

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NFB Shines at Canada’s Fall Festivals

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Autumn is film festival season in Canada and the NFB English Program is embarking on the busy fall circuit with over a dozen new releases.

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Beauty: The Young Gender Pioneers

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Bex is only eight — a kid, not an activist. But just being Bex is revolutionary. He’s one of a growing number of gender non-conforming kids who are quietly upending deeply rooted notions of what it means to be female or male. As psychologist Diane Ehrensaft points out in her recent book The Gender Creative

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Lights, Camera, Parity: NFB Women Shine at Hot Docs

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It’s a banner year for NFB women directors. Only weeks after the NFB made its historic commitment to gender parity in production, Canada’s public producer is heading to Hot Docs with no fewer than eight films by women directors — a diverse crop of new and classic titles that includes four feature docs making their

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NFB English Production: Five to Watch in 2016

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2016 kicked off on a high note here at the NFB with news that Canada’s public producer has nabbed 19 Canadian Screen Award nominations – getting the nod in no fewer than 14 different categories. The same range and innovation is evident in the English Program’s current production slate. Here are five projects to keep

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Resistance Song: When Docs Make Music

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“The really crucial distortions in history come not from lies, but from omissions.” So said the historian Howard Zinn noting how official North American history silences the voices of the continent’s First Peoples. Métis/Dene playwright and director Marie Clements has been challenging that official history and its many omissions for decades, and with The Road

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Feature Docs Take Flight at NFB

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Updated September 17, 2015 The Toronto International Film Festival, which kicked off on September 10, is celebrating its 40th birthday with a program that boasts one of the biggest documentary sections in the event’s history. Among the non-fiction titles getting world premieres is a much anticipated feature doc from Pacific & Yukon Studio, Ninth Floor,

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Digital Studio Reframes the Art of Portraiture

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The notion of portrait gallery is cast in a new light in Bread and Kabul Portraits — a pair of interactive projects nearing completion at the NFB’s Vancouver-based Digital Studio. “No two interactives are alike,” says Loc Dao, executive producer of both projects. “The challenge is to see how technology can best serve any given

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Ninth Floor: A Conversation with Selwyn Jacob

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It was the late 60s and Montreal was still basking in the glow of Expo 67, its great moment in the international spotlight — and then came the biggest student uprising in Canada’s history. The Sir George Williams Affair, as it came to be known, started quietly when a few Caribbean students at Sir George

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