Posts Tagged ‘Toronto’

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Welcome to the Ontario Production Studio

Production

We work with the creative talent of Ontario’s independent film and media community from producers, directors, editors, interactive architects, designers and more, to create and produce award-winning, critically acclaimed documentaries (Stories We Tell, Highrise, My Prairie Home) for the world stage.

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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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Special workshops at NFB Education Studios during Media Literacy Week

Education

Literacy through Film: Using Media as an Outlet for Social Change Have you ever seen an advertisement and thought, what is that for?, or how did they come up with that? I’ve seen many. Our lives have become increasingly saturated with persuasive marketing campaigns and consumer messaging, so much so that we often tend to more »

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Nobody Waved Good-bye: The Little Film That Could

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In 1984, the Toronto International Film Festival ranked Nobody Waved Good-bye number 9 on their list of the top 10 Canadian feature films of all time. Read about how the film evolved and how it became such a seminal work.

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NFB Educational Workshops: For the Love of Making Movies

Education

Educators have the opportunity to take their students on a field trip to the NFB Educational Workshop Spaces. Here, they will meet our team of experienced media and education specialists, who facilitate animation and documentary workshops for students of all ages in both Montreal and Toronto. We offer stop-motion animation, Norman McLaren animation, documentary and more »

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Take a Master Class with animator Patrick Bouchard in Toronto on September 9

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We’re thrilled to announce that as part of our activities surrounding the Toronto International Film Festival this year, filmmaker Patrick Bouchard will be hosting a free Animation Master Class at Rue Morgue Magazine on Sunday, September 9 at 7:00 pm. During this Master Class, Patrick will present how he went about making his latest film, more »

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Girls Learning Code at HIGHRISE

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*This is a guest post by Kat Cizek, creator of HIGHRISE, a multi-year, multi-platform documentary about vertical living in the global suburbs. Find the original – and much more – on the HIGHRISE blog. – It’s the Next-Gen participatory media project at HIGHRISE: girls learning computer code. They’re building websites and telling their own stories. more »

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What’s Black and White and Shocking All Over?

Films

Either you’re cutting edge or you’re not. A full 10 years (ten years!) before Hollywood deigned to tackle the hot-button issue of interracial marriage with Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, casting the ever-suave Sydney Poitier as potential son-in-law to Katharine Hepburn, the National Film Board of Canada produced Crossroads, a half-hour long fiction film about more »

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Here At Home: An Interactive Window into a Radical Canadian Experiment

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Most of us living in cities routinely cross paths with the homeless. Faced with their hardship, we can’t help but wonder: Who are these people? How did they end up on the street? And more importantly, what would they need to get back on their feet? Enter Here At Home, our new web doc about more »

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imagineNATIVE 2012: Call for Submissions

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Are you an Indigenous artist involved in film, video, radio or new media? If so, here’s your chance to get your work seen in an international festival. Until June 1, the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is calling for submissions for its 2012 edition, and your piece could be part of it. Each year, more »

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Christopher’s Movie Matinée: haphazard adventures in Flower Power cinema

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Full confession today guys: I’m a total hippie. I may look sort of normal to you on the outside (accent on the sort of), but on the inside, I’ve always belonged to that crunchy-granola posse that believes in meditation, past lives, homeopathic remedies, guardian angels, plant-based diets and that “the universe unfolds as it should”. more »

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Toronto: Final Stop on the NFB Tour

NFB head Tom Perlmutter is wrapping up a cross-country tour with one more stop in Toronto. Tom is holding town hall style meetings with Canadians to find out what matters to them in their particular place and also to share info on new directions from the NFB. The aim is to connect with Canadians and more »