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Inventing a Tradition: Arthur Lipsett and the NFB’s “Studio X”

Films

In honour of Arthur Lipsett’s birthday (May 13, 1936) we’ve invited filmmaker, writer, and editor Brett Kashmere to talk about Lipsett’s films and the history of experimental cinema at the NFB in the 60s and 70s.

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Mother’s Day | Watch 3 Amazing Animated Shorts about Moms on NFB.ca

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This Mother’s Day, celebrate motherhood and mothers everywhere with these 3 animated short about moms

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Metamorphosis | Filming Begins on New Velcrow Ripper/Nova Ami Documentary

Films

Learn more about Metamorphosis, our upcoming Velcrow Ripper doc about humanity’s pressing need to cope with the climate crisis it has created.

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Rent 3 Hard-Hitting Docs on Mental Illness and Violent Crime

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Rent Life With Murder, NCR: Non Criminally Responsible and Out of Mind, Out of Sight, a trilogy of John Kastner docs about mental illness and violent crime.

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Girl Power Goes Global

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It’s October 11, 2012, and 160 Kenyan girls are taking concrete action to mark the first UN-designated International Day of the Girl Child. Having assembled in the town of Meru, they begin to march towards the courthouse. The local cops, taken aback by the sight, scramble to close the gates, but the girls stand their

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Inside the mind of the creators behind the final 4 Interactive Haiku

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Nine months ago, the NFB and ARTE put out a call for submission to digital creators. The challenge? Pushing back the limits of interactive storytelling by producing a very, very short digital explorations (60 seconds maximum) that triggers a new way of seeing the world. The idea was to adapt actual haikus to the digital form

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On Screenwriting | Notes from the Man Behind Barney’s Version

Films

Barney’s Version screenwriter Michael Konyves reflects on life-changing books, Montreal and regrets in this rare guest blog post.

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Check out the 10 best Canadian films of all time

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The Toronto International Film Festival has published the latest update of the 10 best Canadian films of all time and 5 of the 10 films listed happen to be NFB productions or co-productions.

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Love Owls? Watch 5 Films to Feed Your Owl Obsession on NFB.ca

Films

Obsessed with owls? Check out these 5 short films about owls on NFB.ca.

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5 Tips for Discussing Cultural Diversity at School

Education

Using NFB films, discuss some of the challenges that cultural diversity may play in everyday life for students.

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Pacific Animation: Three to Watch

Production

Three. Count ‘em. It’s barely a year since Shirley Vercruysse assumed duties as executive producer of the Pacific & Yukon Studio, and she’s already stickhandling an ambitious troika of animated films into production — three distinct auteur projects, each nurtured and driven by a specific artistic sensibility. Haida artist adapts First Nations legend Myths are

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Celebrate World Book Day with 10 Essential Films on Literature

Films

Mark World Book Day with these 10 films about words and those who devote their lives to smithing them for our delight.

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