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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More NFB Apps

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Last week, we talked about our free film apps. These – in case your were sleeping on the switch – are apps you can and obviously should install on your phone or tablet to watch NFB films all over the place, any old time you like. This week, 3 more NFB apps are clamouring for more »

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Free NFB Apps: A Recap

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As far as misfortunes go, being Canadian and never having heard of the National Film Board has to be on par with loving the NFB and never having installed the NFB Films app on your tablet or phone. Both a crying shame, but altogether remediable. Let us start with this most hapless applessness. The idea 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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“The Misery of Others”: The Ethics of Filming People on the Edge

* This is a guest post by Oisin Curran, web writer for the web doc Here At Home. More on this topic on the Here At Home blog. In a recent post we talked about the ethical questions raised by the At Home study. It seems only fair that we now turn the lens on more »

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

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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BLA BLA Under The Stars

This post was translated from French. A new installation at the exit of the Montreal Metro’s St-Laurent station is generating a lot of buzz among the city’s transit users. The open-air BLA BLA installation was designed specifically for this urban space, and opened May 17. It was created by director Vincent Morisset and his team: more »

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3 New NFB Webdocs to Discover

NFB/interactive – the National Film Board of Canada’s interactive productions arm – is not the type to rest on its laurels. Mere moments after winning 2 (two!) 2012 Webby Awards (for BLA BLA and God’s Lake Narrows), it launched 3 new projects for you to discover. Read more about these hot new projects on the more »

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2 Ways to Experience Bear 71 at DOXA

Early this May, Vancouver’s DOXA Documentary Film Festival will offer 2 different ways to experience our Webby-nominated project, Bear 71 . On Friday, May 4th – DOXA’s opening night – Bear 71 will be projected on a large screen as co-creator Jeremy Mendes navigates through the site, accompanied by the narration track of actress Mia Kirshner more »

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7 Webby Award nominations for NFB/interactive

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What do a bear, a parable on human language, a Northern reserve, and a brother in the army have in common? Why, they’re the subjects of the 4 NFB/interactive projects nominated for 2012 Webby Awards, of course! The Webby Awards, which people sometimes refer to as the “Oscars of the Web”, are international awards presented more »

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Corner stores and the immigrant experience

How many times a week do you go to the corner store? You may pick up milk or a coffee, buy a case of beer or a lottery ticket, or take money out of the bank machine. Corner stores have replaced the old general store and are now part of everyday life. They are usually more »

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Want to create stop-motion films? We made an app for that!

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There’s just no stopping the NFB’s web developers. Hot on the heels of the NFB Films iPhone, iPad, Android and PlayBook mobile apps, our devoted developers has come up with PixStop, a fresh new app that enables you to make stop-motion films on your iPad 2. Designed to capture as many as 10,000 images, Pixstop more »

One Millionth Tower

New HIGHRISE documentary takes form to new heights

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by Katerina Cizek I used to dislike highrise buildings. I would drive by them, without much thought, and dread the elevator when I actually had to go inside. These days, I spend most of my time thinking, living, breathing highrises. I’m the director of NFB’s Emmy-award winning HIGHRISE, and last week we launched our latest more »