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The New Alchemists: Growing Food Without Fuel or Toxins

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Cape Breton | Three Short Films; One Magical Island

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Offering breathtaking seascapes and a lively mix of Gaelic, Aboriginal and Acadian cultures, Cape Breton is an island as unique as it is loved. Discover some of the island’s history, inhabitants and customs with these 3 short films. It’s Just Better From Beverly Shaffer (I’ll Find a Way) comes this sweet short doc about Shawn Peter Dywer, a

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Canada at 150: Classic Photo Reportage Goes Interactive

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The classic art of photo reportage gets a new lease on life in Canada at 150 – an interactive production that’s among a number of anniversary projects currently in the works at the NFB. “Still photography has its own unique power and it’s been a key asset in interactive creation from very beginning,” says Nicholas

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Photo Friday | All Eyes on the Prairies

The Canadian Prairies are just stunning, and it’s no wonder the NFB has enjoyed trailing its cameras over its grassy lands decade after decade. Check out some of the finest Prairie pictures in our archives with these photographs taken from films old and new. Western Wheat, 1952. Prairie Profile, 1955. Western Wheat, 1952. Western Wheat, 1952. Canadian Wheat,

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Annecy 2016 | Michael Fukushima Explores Annecy!

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The NFB’s Michael Fukushima, executive producer of the English program animation studio, was in France recently for the Annecy Festival, the world’s largest event devoted to animation. The NFB had a strong presence at the festival again this year with three short films (The Head Vanishes, by Franck Dion, Blind Vaysha, by Theodore Ushev and Mamie, by Janice Nadeau), and one feature film

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Maritime Treasures | Visit Fundy National Park With This Sweet Fifties Short

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Love tennis? Excited about early morning moose sightings? Enjoy dressing your entire family in lumberjack shirts when going camping? Fundy’s National Park got you covered!

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19 Days | Meet the Woman Behind the House

Asha Siad, co-director of 19 Days, sat down with Margaret Stycynska, the Manager of Resettlement & Integration Services with the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society. You can read the interview here: Asha Siad: Can you tell us how the Margaret Chisholm Resettlement Centre came to be? Margaret Stycynska: When I came first to Canada as a refugee

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Be a Star! | The #GIFnTAKE Summer Tour Kicks Off in Canada Place

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After successful appearances at various winter festivals and Quebec City libraries, the #GIFnTAKE is embarking on its 2016 summer tour across Canada. Inspired by the classic photobooth, the #GIFnTAKE is a type of “video booth” that allows you to star in a short NFB film sequence, either by yourself or with a small group of

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The Head Vanishes | An Interview with Animator Franck Dion

* This post is a translation. Read the original French post here. Franck Dion’s The Head Vanishes was part of the official selection of the prestigious Annecy International Animation Film Festival, which ran until June 18. Produced in collaboration with the NFB, Arte and Papy 3D (the filmmaker’s own production company), the film was partially

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NFB XP | Back from the Future

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*  This post is a translation. Read the original French post here. A look back at the NFB XP round table at the Phi Centre Phi during the MUTEK festival: this panel served as a follow-up to a creation and dialogue workshop on the major themes surrounding virtual reality and augmented reality. With the aim

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Mark World Refugee Day with 19 Days

Mark World Refugee Day with this short doc that follows refugee families through their 19-day welcoming process at a resettlement centre in Calgary.

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Free Animation! | Watch 5 Shorts about Kids and Dads on NFB.ca

This Father’s Day, celebrate dads everywhere with this neat selection of films that explore the joys and challenges of fatherhood. Yay, dads! 1. There are many roads to fatherhood Some of them quite unexpected Every ChildEugene Fedorenko,National Film Board of Canada 2. It’s a winding journey, dotted with difficult decisions Their decisions will forever impact more people than

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Window Horses | Discover the NFB’s First Feature-Length Animation to Screen at Annecy in Almost 20 Years

“Window Horses hits all the things that are important to me: it’s pro-girl, pro-tolerance, pro-diversity and PRO-ART!!  My nieces are mixed race and it’s very important to me that they see themselves represented in this society.” — Sandra Oh This week, the NFB returns to the Annecy International Animation Film Festival with the world premiere of the feature

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