Posts Tagged ‘The Grasslands Project’

The Award for Best Cinematography Goes To…

The Oscars® are right around the corner! Get in the award season spirit by looking at a list of NFB films we’d nominate in each category. Next up: Cinematography!

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Return to Simpler Times with The Grasslands Project

Longing for a simpler time before cellphone addiction and the constant anxiety that social media now creates? The Grasslands Project can help.

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Photo Friday | All Eyes on the Prairies

The Canadian Prairies are just stunning, and it’s no wonder the NFB has enjoyed trailing its cameras over its grassy lands decade after decade. Check out some of the finest Prairie pictures in our archives with these photographs taken from films old and new. Western Wheat, 1952. Prairie Profile, 1955. Western Wheat, 1952. Western Wheat, 1952. Canadian Wheat,

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Little Animation on the Prairie | Watch 5 Free Shorts About Canadian Prairie Life

Films

With The Grasslands Project launching later this week, we’ve been dreaming of Canada’s big, bold Prairie provinces lately. A production of the North West Studio, Grasslands  is a community-inspired initiative to document contemporary life on the southern Prairies through a series of short docs. (They’re stunning, by the way. Check them out.) But what about Prairie animation?

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Back at the Ranch: The Grasslands Project

Production

Few motorists speeding along the straight stretch between Regina and Calgary ever venture off the Trans Canada Highway to explore the grasslands to the south. “It’s off the beaten track, unknown to most outsiders, and that’s one of the motivating factors behind The Grasslands Project,” says filmmaker Scott Parker. “We get to shed light on

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By the Time We Get to Radville

Production

The Prairies called — and the NFB answered. A small team from the Northwest Studio recently completed an 8-day road trip across the southern prairie grasslands — a journey that took them from Magrath, Alberta, to Wood Mountain, Saskatchewan, with stops in Coutts, Foremost, Eastend, Val Marie, Assiniboia and Radville. Part research, part travelling road

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