Posts Tagged ‘short films’

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Four highly recommended NFB shorts for your classroom or library collection

Education

Watch these four shorts, highly recommended for classroom use in History, Social Studies, Arts, and more.

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Short Days, Short Films: 5 Films in 7 Minutes!

Films

Daylight gone? Don’t fret! Settle in with some of our shortest films to honour the shortest days of the year.

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Top 7 Sizzling Summer Films for Youth

Education

To celebrate the arrival of summer, we’ve put together a list of 7 summer films that are guaranteed to educate and entertain young viewers as they try to keep cool during the summer heat. Perfect for the summer classroom, the poolside laptop or while chilling in the comfort of an air conditioned living room, these

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Theatrical shorts at the NFB: Cornet at Night

Films

Once upon a time in movie theatres across North America, a short film (or two) would precede the main feature. Sadly, this practice has gone the way of the dinosaur. The screening of shorts in Canadian theatres existed as late as the 1970s. We can still occasionally see a cartoon short before the feature but

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Canada Vignettes: Essential Canadiana, eh!

Films

The Canada Vignettes have become a treasure of Canadian nostalgia. Here is how the project came to be.

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Be a member of the jury for the NFB Short Film Online Contest – Cannes 2011

News

The Online Short Film Contest is a short film competition organized by the NFB in association with the Cannes Film Festival and YouTube. It features 10 short films previously selected from over a thousand entries in the Short Film Corner, Cannes’ venue for filmmakers from 80 countries around the world. The winner – determined by

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The marvels of technology: Short films shot on cell phones

Films

On Monday, Mashable ran a piece called 7 Superb Short Films Shot With Cellphones. The films were astounding. I mean, I have an iPhone 4 so I’m aware of the quality of photographs and video it takes, but creating entire films? That look great? Pretty cool. One film, Golden Harvest, struck a chord. It might

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The Underground Movie, or Jules Verne knew what he was talking about

Films

Travel to the center of the Earth on board Old Chucknose in this comical animated film.

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Andrea Dorfman on How To Be Alone

Films

Earlier this week, an interesting video called How To Be Alone popped up in my Facebook feed. I loved it instantly and recognized something familiar about the style of animation. It turns out it was done by Andrea Dorfman, the filmmaker behind Flawed, which happens to be one of my favourite NFB productions from the

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6 films in competition at the Hiroshima International Animation Film Festival

News

This year, we’ve got 6 films in competition at the Hiroshima Animation Film Festival, which takes place from August 7 – 11. As an added bonus, Theodore Ushev (Lipsett Diaries, Drux Flux) will be blogging from the festival on the Lipsett Diaries blog. The films in competition this year are: Drux Flux by Theodore Ushev,

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How to create sound for a 1-minute animated short

The following is a guest post from Fred Casia. The sound composition for my Hothouse 6 film, Marvin Parson’s Inner Wild Wilderness, has always been a huge component, but in my mind it was never one specific aesthetic or approach. My inspirations were definitive, but flexible in its application which I felt was important to

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3 more films from the DOXA Connexions Youth Forum

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Following up on yesterday’s post, here are the 3 remaining films from the 2010 DOXA Youth Connexions Forum: Love Life Josephine Anderson is 24 years old, holds a B.A. in English Literature from UBC and is a graduate of the Capilano University Documentary Film Program. Her short documentary, The Janitor, was recently nominated for Labour

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