Posts Tagged ‘Trailers’

World premiere of Tying Your Own Shoes!!!!


Shira Avni blogs from the DOK Leipzig festival in Germany.

Here’s what we’ve got cooking at the Calgary International Film Festival


Check out all the trailers for the films we’ve got playing at the 2009 Calgary International Film Festival. Documentary Features CBQM (Dennis Allen) 66:36 min CBQM (Trailer) by Dennis Allen, National Film Board of Canada INVISIBLE CITY (Hubert Davis) 70 min Invisible City (Trailer) by Hubert Davis, National Film Board of Canada TULKU (Gesar Mukpo) more »

Classic Trailers


The NFB unveils some classic trailers from the 70s and 80s.

Land of the Heads premieres at Montreal World Film Festival


We’ve got 5 world premieres at the Montreal World Film Festival (WFF) this year, one of which is Cédric Louis and Claude Barras’ Land of the Heads. I’ve yet to see the film, but both the description and the trailer already have me hooked. Almost Tim Burton-ish in it’s look and feel, it’s the story more »

Strong NFB presence at the 2009 Hot Docs Festival


This year, the NFB has an impressive eight films being presented at Hot Docs, along with the Spotlight on the NFB at 70 program and the Outstanding Achievement Award Retrospective for Canada’s leading Aboriginal filmmaker, Alanis Obomsawin.

Embedding NFB video on your WordPress Blog


I’ve come across a lot of bloggers who are writing about our new online Screening Room but are unable to embed NFB films on their sites. Instead of using a thumbnail image and a link, you can embed the films directly on your blog using the Vodpod Firefox Extension for WordPress. It’s free, easy to more »

Dr. James Orbinksi’s Call to Action


April 6, 1994 was the beginning of the 100 days of genocide in Rwanda. Dr. James Orbinski was a field doctor with Médecins Sans Frontières and was stationed there during this time. His challenge in such horrible circumstances was to decide who gets treatment, who gets food, who lives and who dies. It’s an impossible more »

Paris 1919 heads to Hot Docs


Director Paul Cowan talks about the making of Paris 1919 as the films heads to Hot Docs 2009.

RiP! A Remix Manifesto opens theatrically in Canada


Hot off the heels of a killer festival run, Brett Gaylor’s film RiP! A Remix Manifesto, about copyright and content creation in the digital age, will open theatrically in select theatres across Canada this month. From its inception, RiP! has been an open source documentary, inviting people from all over to take part in the more »

The Strangest Dream goes on tour


Starting on March 4, Eric Bednarski’s documentary The Strangest Dream begins its national tour, showing in select theatres across Canada until April 10. The film is about Nobel Peace Prize-winning nuclear physicist Sir Joseph Rotblat and his efforts to stop nuclear proliferation. Rotblat, worried about the implications of producing nuclear weapons, was the only member more »

Heaven on Earth: DVD release and interview with director


Heaven on Earth has been hugely popular on this site since it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last September. Centring around Chand, a young Indian bride who emigrates from India to Canada to marry a man she’s never met, the film explores the themes of spousal abuse and the power of imagination. As more »

RiP: A Remix Manifesto screens at Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois


Festival favourite RiP: A Remix Manifesto will screen at this year’s Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois as part of a workshop/panel discussion. RiP explores the issues of intellectual property in the digital era and shatters the wall between users and producers. The screening takes place on Wednesday, February 25 at 4 pm at the Auditorium de more »