Interactive

Here’s you’ll find all the info you need about the NFB’s extensive and acclaimed interactive content, including interviews with media-makers, behind-the-scenes footage, launches, calls for projects, and reports on the progress and results of our digital stories. Have your say—interact!

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Insomnia: What keeps you up at night?

When I mentioned A Journal of Insomnia in a hat-tip to sleep-deprived moms in my Mother’s Day post, I knew I had to return for a more in-depth exploration. Are you one of the many people who’ve experienced the the irritable moods, stinging eyes, sore body, the exhausted and even surreal state where dreams and more »

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4 Films for Mother’s Day

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Sifting through the online collection at NFB.ca I discovered 3 films and 1 interactive project which, although completely different from one another, connect beautifully with the theme of mothers and Mother’s Day. Sylvia Hamilton says, at one point in her film Black Mother Black Daughter, “When I look at my daughter Shani, I hope her more »

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Here at Home shines a light on mental health and homelessness

How does mental health affect you, your loved ones and your community? This week (May 6 – 12) is the Canadian Mental Health Association’s 62nd Mental Health Week. This week is our opportunity to discuss, learn about and reflect upon mental health. One in five Canadians experience mental illness. If you’re not the one in more »

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Hyperlocal | The Big Picture, with Sean Embury & Steve Lindenberg

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* This is a guest post from NFB Interactive producer Jennifer Moss. Sean Embury is a digital media guru who runs his own company, Fulscrn. He recently teamed up with us here at the NFB’s Digital Studio to create Hyperlocal, an exciting series of interactive projects based on stories of local change. We faced a more »

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6 Webby Award Nominations for NFB/interactive

It was recently announced that 3 NFB/interactive projects: Bear 71, Sound Ecology and Here At Home were nominated for a total of 6 Webby Awards. Champagne! Sometimes refered to as the “Oscars of the Web,” the Webbys are international awards presented annually by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS) for excellence on more »

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NFB Space School Takes Off April 22

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Got kids who love science, space and all things astronaut? Starting April 22, the NFB is inviting all kids aged 11-15 to grab front row seats to Chris Hadfield’s historic mission as the first Canadian commander of the International Space Station (ISS) with NFB Space School, a brand-new interactive experience designed just for them. Melding more »

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Hyperlocal: Integrating Past and Present in Interactive Design

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This is a guest post from NFB Interactive producer Jennifer Moss. Paul Shoebridge and Michael Simons are the dynamic creative duo known in the back alleys and coffee shops of Vancouver as “The Goggles.” They are the creators behind the NFBs wonderful interactive documentary about a vanished Canadian town, Welcome to Pine Point, and were more »

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NFB Interactive: Hyperlocal features 5 projects by 5 Canadian writers

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This is a guest post from NFB Interactive producer Jennifer Moss. This post originally appeared on the CBC website. *** The Hyperlocal project is a terrific collaboration between the National Film Board of Canada and CBC Canada Writes. The NFB’s challenge was to create a collection of interactive stories based on personal essays about local more »

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NFB Interactive: A Journal of Insomnia launches April 18

Ever wonder what it’s like to have insomnia? Sure, we’ve all suffered our share of sleepless nights. After the birth of my first born, I had a staggering 9 month stint that I thought would kill me. But true insomnia is a whole different beast. A Journal of Insomnia Since the fall of 2012, we’ve more »

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Infographic: Bear 71 and Banff National Park

Did you know that in Banff National Park, bears and humans live closer together than any other place on earth? Grizzly bears used to roam all across the Canadian prairies, and now they don’t. The Canadian grizzly population now resides in the mountains, in areas like Banff and, more specifically, a town called Canmore, where more »

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Insomniacs Wanted

I’ve never suffered from insomnia (I’m touching wood as I write this), but I did work with a colleague who struggled with it for years. Every night she would go to bed, close her eyes… and fail to fall asleep. She came in to work every day and did her job without ever complaining about more »

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Where Bear 71 Came From

The following is a guest post from filmmaker and creator Leanne Allison about the interactive documentary Bear 71. *** We’ve all heard of the “elevator pitch”—a 30-second sell of a project idea to prospective producers. This is a story about one that worked and went on to become a high-profile National Film Board interactive documentary more »