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!

One Millionth Tower

New HIGHRISE documentary takes form to new heights

ReviewsThe Craft

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 »

Soldier Brother

Soldier Brother creator Kaitlin Jones on siblings and war

I have only one sibling, a younger brother named Paul. I can’t imagine life without him. From our earliest childhood (I remember climbing into his crib at 4 – he would’ve been 2 and a half – and rocking out to invented songs involving rhythmic jumping and wild imaginary-banjo solos), to this day, Paul has more »

Rally

Tell the stories of objects that surround you with the BARCODE.tv rally

The following is a guest post by Anne-Marie Lavigne. * cet article est aussi disponible en français BARCODE.tv invites you to dive into the world of the objects that surround us by participating in the Creating Stories About Objects Rally during RIDM, Montréal’s international documentary film festival. The Rally will last 6 days – November more »

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BARCODE.tv – From a Rubik’s cube to the Canadian Space Program

The following is a guest post by Anne-Marie Lavigne * This post is a translation. BAR CODE hinges on the concept of “mining” everyday objects for the stories they harbour. Through the project’s website and iPhone app, explore the secret world of day-to-day items by watching the short films triggered by their bar codes and more »

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BARCODE.tv – NFB animator Theodore Ushev tells the story behind his favourite pen

The following is a guest post by Anne-Marie Lavigne * This post is a translation. Read the French original here. BAR CODE hinges on the concept of “mining” everyday objects for the stories they harbour. Through the project’s website and iPhone app, explore the secret world of day-to-day items by watching the short films triggered more »

BARCODE.tv

BARCODE.tv – Designer Denis Gagnon’s glasses

The following is a guest post by Anne-Marie Lavigne. * This post is a translation. Read the French original here. BAR CODE hinges on the concept of “mining” everyday objects for the stories they harbour. Through the project’s website and iPhone app, explore the secret world of day-to-day items by watching the short films triggered more »

Bar Code

Introducing Barcode.tv, a new interactive doc about the objects that surround us

The following is a guest post by Anne-Marie Lavigne. The interactive documentary Barcode.tv is now online! Co-produced with ARTE France, the project explores our relationship to the objects that surround us. With 100 short films by 30 directors, this collective work for Internet and iPhone aims to shake up our habitual ways of seeing by more »

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NFB Interactive…A rich resource for students to explore

Education

This post was written by guest blogger Carol Arcus, a former educator with the Toronto District School Board. *** Watching HIGHRISE, I am reminded of Marshall McLuhan, who warned us about the downside of the global village: “When the whole world moves in next door, everyone becomes everyone else’s nosy neighbor.” Nosiness, or fervent, enlightened more »

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Out My Window and In the Classroom

Education

leah sherry is a media literacy teacher at the Monsignor Fraser Annex Campus in the CICO program, Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB). *** When I first discovered Highrise: Out My Window (OMW) and interactive media, I was excited to fire up the LCD projector and share them with my students. This is how I more »

Festival du nouveau cinéma

FNC: Calling all crossmedia artists and women with phones

NewsThe Craft

Montreal’s Festival du nouveau cinéma (FNC) is celebrating its 40th anniversary this October. Aside from the programming and special events (which we’ll tell you everything about as opening night approaches), the Festival has put out 2 calls for submissions I thought you should know about. 3 x 3 x 3 The first call for submission more »

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Welcome to God’s Lake Narrows

This is a guest post by Gisèle Gordon, a multimedia artist, writer and programmer (Hot Docs, imagineNATIVE) based in Toronto.  In 1996 she co-founded the film production company Urban Nation with Cree artist and filmmaker Kent Monkman, www.urbannation.com. Look at the map of Canada at the beginning of Kevin Lee Burton’s new interactive piece, God’s more »

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The Besnard Lakes to release EP based on Welcome to Pine Point score

Montreal husband-and-wife indie-rock duo The Besnard Lakes announced they will soon release a 12-inch vinyl titled You Lived in the City based on their score for the interactive projet/web doc/”liquid book” Welcome to Pine Point. As reported by exclaim.ca’s Alex Hudson: The release will be out September 20 via Jagjaguwar. In addition to the band’s more »