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

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The 12 principles of animation

Education

Make your animation leap to life with this handy guide detailing the 12 principles of animation.

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Overtime: Why not play hockey forever…

Films

Why not play hockey forever? This documentary profiles men aged 38 to 54 who are happier in January than they are in June playing the game of their youth.

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Canadian Band Hey Rosetta! Release Fogo Sessions

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Discover and watch Fogo Sessions, Canadian band Hey Rosetta’s new performance video inspired by the NFB’s trailblazing Fogo Process films.

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Debris: Disaster Movie as Art

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Beachcombing is both a job and a passion for Pete Clarkson. As a park worker on the wild and beautiful outer coast of Vancouver Island, he’s been picking up marine debris for decades – and as an intertidal artist, he transforms it into joyous and light-hearted artwork. But since 2011 he’s been confronted with a more

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New on NFB.ca | Watch Vladimir Leschiov’s Rainy Days

Films

Discover Vladimir Leschiov’s new animation Rainy Days, an atmospheric short about travel and personal memory, entirely drawn in ink and black tea.

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Hothouse 10 | Watch 8 Animated Films From Emerging Filmmakers

Films

Here’s a look at this year’s crop of Hothouse animated films.

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Interactive Doc Do Not Track to Launch at Tribeca’s Storyscapes

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Watch the trailer and get excited about Do Not Track, our upcoming personalized documentary series about privacy and the web economy. Premieres online on April 14th!

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My Heart Attack: The Beat Goes On

Production

It was a case of the World Wide Web unearthing treasure on the doorstep. It was late, after midnight, and Sheldon Cohen was online conducting an increasingly urgent search. Everything was in place to start the sound mix on his new animated short My Heart Attack, but he was still looking for a theme song. Suddenly, thanks

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Evelyn Lambart | Watch 6 Stunning Shorts by the First Lady of Canadian Animation

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However counterintuitive, constraints are crucial to creativity. Constraints impose a set starting point. They force us to solve problems and come up with innovative twists. A convincing case in point is the visual splendor of Evelyn Lambart’s animation. Known as the First Lady of Canadian Animation, Lambart (1914-1999) was hearing-impaired from a young age, something she later credited with focusing her

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Frame x Frame | Meet Artists-in-Residence Sylvie Trouvé and Dale Hayward

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Until March 8th, prolific NFB animators Sylvie Trouvé and Dale Hayward are “on display” as part of Quebec City’s Musée de la civilisation’s Frame x Frame exhibit. Read on for more info on the cool project they are working on and their upcoming films.

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Elephant 1967: Passage from India

Production

It was a job that called for green screen. Lots of green screen. Colin MacKenzie and Aparna Kapur have just completed an unusual shoot in southern India, kicking off production on Elephant 1967, a new animated documentary from Quebec-Atlantic Studio. The project revisits the poignant and little-known story of Balakrishna, a bull elephant shipped from

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By the Time We Get to Radville

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The Prairies called — and the NFB answered. A small team from the Northwest Studio recently completed an 8-day road trip across the southern prairie grasslands — a journey that took them from Magrath, Alberta, to Wood Mountain, Saskatchewan, with stops in Coutts, Foremost, Eastend, Val Marie, Assiniboia and Radville. Part research, part travelling road

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