Posts Tagged ‘Toronto’

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Repurposing the Archive: 4 NFB Films by contemporary artists at the 2015 Aboriginal Pavilion

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This summer, 4 globally-acclaimed contemporary artists use the NFB archives to create new short films that will be exhibited at the Aboriginal Pavilion in Toronto from July 10th to 26th, 2015. If you’re a lover of all things experimental, a contemporary art enthusiast, or a fan of remix culture, you’ll definitely want to catch these.

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Unarmed Verses: Growing Up “North of the 401”

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Growing up in Villaways has never been easy. Located to the north of Toronto’s great divide, in an overlooked corner of the vast inner suburban zone above Highway 401, the housing project has grappled with poverty and isolation. And now its residents confront a new uncertainty. The Toronto Community Housing Corporation is proceeding with plans

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Hot Docs 2015 | Discover the 8 NFB Docs Presented At the Festival This Year

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Hot Docs 2015 is around the corner! Read about and watch trailers for the 8 new and exciting documentaries we’ll be screening there next month.

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Enter the urban jungle: watch 5 films on the cities of the world

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The cinema and cities are natural partners. Get to know the world’s most dynamic metropolises in 5 riveting films.

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Welcome to the Ontario Production Studio

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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.

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What’s Black and White and Shocking All Over?

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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

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