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Check out the improved McLaren’s Workshop App!

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We’re starting 2014 in style with a not-so-new but definitely improved version of our McLaren’s Workshop App! After winning the incredibly prestigious Grand Prize in the Website or Application (Arts and Culture) category at the Boomerang Awards, as well as being named among iTunes Canada’s “App Store Best of 2013“, the Norman McLaren-inspired iPad app has more »

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Chris Landreth’s New Film—And More!—Online for a Limited Time

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Hot off the presses: check out three of our latest and greatest short animations.

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Hollow Land filmmakers Uri and Michelle Kranot: a partnership in art and in life

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Animators Uri and Michelle Kranot share their perspectives on their unusual and powerful animated short Hollow Land.

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It’s That Time Again: 2013 Staff Picks

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Don’t know what to watch? We’ve got some recommendations, and trust us: we have great taste.

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

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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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Call for Entries: McLaren Wall-to-Wall

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An inspiring productive collaboration between the ghost of a legend and the talent of tomorrow.

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Hothouse 9 | The Hidden Side of Digital Animation in 4 Geeky Graphs

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Kyler Kelly, participant in the NFB’s 9th annual Hothouse apprenticeship, offers a look at the hidden side of digital animation in 4 geeky graphs.

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Hothouse 9 | Hands full of clay

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*This post is a short haiku from our Hothouse intern Su-An Ng. Taking a short break Processing thoughts frame by frame Both hands full of clay  

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An Animator’s Life: Time and Distractions

I’m very aware of time. I’m always pulling out my stopwatch to time actions and then multiplying by the repetitions to find the average and calculate the completion. That is especially true when time is running very short. I’m in Montreal, racing to finish up all of my stop-motion animation before my six weeks here more »

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Until November 30th, Get Animated! on NFB.ca

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From October 28 to November 30, Get Animated! on NFB.ca Animation lovers rejoice: our annual animation celebration is back. Celebrating International Animation Day (October 28), Get Animated! returns with a vengeance this year with a full month of free animation including premieres, new releases and more. For the 2013 edition, we decided to try something more »

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On Track: NFB Train Films in Pictures

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Aside from gondolas, better suited for bite-sized travel, trains are probably the most pleasant and picturesque way of getting from A to B. One can sleep in a train, feast in a train, daydream in a train, lulled by the rhythmic sound of train cars gliding on rails and dazzled by the scenery waltzing by. more »

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Watch 5 Mesmerizing Shorts Starring Geometric Shapes

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Although everyone agrees stories are nice, funky abstract films deserve a place in our hearts too. A case in point is these 5 geometry-inspired works by renowned NFB animators. Spanning nearly 4 decades and making use of vastly different techniques, these short films nevertheless have quite a lot in common. All are under 10 minutes. more »