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Photo Friday | Filming with Montreal’s Urban Poor in the 1960s

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Syrinx | Ryan Larkin’s Very First Film Is Finally Online

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Watch Oscar-nominated Ryan Larkin’s ravishing first film Syrinx, a very short charcoal animation recently added to NFB.ca

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Hobos, Hermits and Drifters | Watch 3 Short Films Starring Wise Loners of the Canadian Bush

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Although almost everyone has dreamed of leaving it all behind and vanishing into the bush, it takes a special kind of character with a special set of skills to do it and survive. Especially when the bush in question is the unforgiving Canadian kind, a sparsely populated land where winter happens frequently, and vigorously. Whatever lures

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Free Animation! | Welcome Spring with 3 Refreshing Ryan Larkin Shorts

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Mesmerizing and verging on the psychedelic, Ryan Larkin’s early shorts are always a breath of fresh air. A visual artist first, Larkin attended the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’ Art School, where he studied under Group of Seven painter Arthur Lismer (our short film about Lismer here) before joining the Film Board in the early

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Paper Boy | I Should Have Taken a Paper Route

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I was a proper boy. I was polite. I was calm. I was a model pint-sized citizen. I did not realize one could be a scoundrel until late in my teens. I always assumed there was only one way of being a kid: the being nice and having clean old fun with the neighbours outside

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Honour the 5th Anniversary of the 2011 Tsunami with a Free Stream of our Short Film Debris

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5 years ago, on March 11, 2011, a megathrust earthquake occurred off the coast of Japan. Referred to in Japan as the Great East Japan earthquake, it was the most powerful earthquake to ever have hit Japan, and the fourth most powerful earthquake to ever shake the earth since modern record-keeping began in 1900. The

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Making the Invisible Visible | Meet the Winning Team!

Meet the winning team, chosen by the NFB and the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership, that will create an interactive work of art for a public space.

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8 Female Directors Who Are Crushing It At the NFB

With the current conversations surrounding the abysmal under-representation of female directors in Hollywood we’ve decided to highlight the fantastic history and confidence the NFB has, and continues to have, with female directors.

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Doodle Film: Meet the Man Who Couldn’t Stop Doodling

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Check out this 1970 mockumentary about the doodling obsession of a certain David Watt, a man who cannot resist covering every available surface with doodling… including his wife.

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Unarmed Verses: Singing their Own Song

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13 year-old Francine Valentine and the other kids from Villaways Park rarely get to come downtown, let alone record their own songs in a professional studio. Yet here they are: laying down some tracks. Making their own kind of music. Filmmaker Charles Officer is on hand to capture the moment – and the scene is

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Photo Friday | 10 Great Pictures From the Set of Norman McLaren’s Neighbours

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Get a VIP pass to the set of McLaren’s classic anti-war short, Neighbours with these 10 stunning behind-the-scene photographs.

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Colin Low (1926-2016) | The NFB and Canada Lose a True Pioneer of Cinema

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Canada has lost a giant of cinema with the passing of Colin Low, who died in Montreal on February 24 at the age of 89. Born on July 24, 1926, in Cardston, Alberta, Mr. Low pioneered breakthroughs across virtually every genre of film, during an illustrious career at the National Film Board of Canada (NFB)

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NFB English Production: Five to Watch in 2016

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2016 kicked off on a high note here at the NFB with news that Canada’s public producer has nabbed 19 Canadian Screen Award nominations – getting the nod in no fewer than 14 different categories. The same range and innovation is evident in the English Program’s current production slate. Here are five projects to keep

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