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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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8 Female Directors Who Are Crushing It At the NFB

With the current conversations surrounding the abysmal under-representation of female directors in Hollywood we’ve decided to highlight the fantastic history and confidence the NFB has, and continues to have, with female directors.

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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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Creative Doc Lab: Non-fiction Spreads its Wings

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It was the NFB’s founding film commissioner, that great Scottish visionary John Grierson, who actually coined the term “documentary” — and from its inception Canada’s public producer has played a leading role in developing the genre. With the feature-length doc currently enjoying an international renaissance, the NFB has partnered with the Canadian Film Centre to

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Check out the 10 best Canadian films of all time

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The Toronto International Film Festival has published the latest update of the 10 best Canadian films of all time and 5 of the 10 films listed happen to be NFB productions or co-productions.

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The Apology Revisits Issue of WWII Sexual Slavery

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Historians generally refer to them as “the comfort women,” but the term hardly begins to describe the horror they endured. Tiffany Hsiung has come to think of them as “the grandmothers.” For over five years the young Toronto-based filmmaker (above left) has been unpacking their painful and unresolved history, gradually winning the trust of women

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Election o’clock in Toronto: get out there and vote!

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Want to get a cinematic perspective on Toronto ahead of the election? Check out these NFB films—old and new—about the city, its people, and its politicians.

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Watch Docs About Rare Fruits, Horse Racing and Prostitution Laws in Libraries This Fall

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The NFB Film Club is presenting quite a lineup for film fans in fall 2013—a varied offering of short films and features, including plenty of new releases. You will be captivated by Oscar-nominated director Sarah Polley’s highly acclaimed Stories We Tell, which explores the secrets of a family of storytellers. This is a remarkable and

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Catch Stories We Tell in a Canadian Theatre Near You

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“Stories We Tell is clever, moving, often funny, very surprising, and likely one of the best movies you’ll see this year.” – Liz Braun, Toronto Sun “A brilliant film: an enthralling, exquisitely layered masterpiece.” – Brian D. Johnson, Maclean’s “A gripping tale, full of richness, tenderness and emotional complexity.” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian “When

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Stories We Tell: A post by Sarah Polley

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The following is a guest post from filmmaker Sarah Polley about her new film, Stories We Tell. *** Today in Venice my latest film, Stories We Tell, will be screening for the first time. Until now, thanks to the extraordinary decency of many people – including some journalists who have known the story for years

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Sarah Polley’s Stories We Tell at Venice Days Film Festival and TIFF

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Oscar®-nominated director Sarah Polley’s latest film Stories We Tell will have its world premiere at the Venice Days Film Festival, followed quickly by a North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. With this project, Polley offers up a genre-twisting film that playfully excavates layers of myth and memory to reveal the truth at

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