Posts Tagged ‘Animation’

When the Day Breaks (Amanda Forbis)

Women in Animation: Facts and Perceptions

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NFB animation producer Julie Roy looks at how women have fared in the animation world, both here at the NFB and in the industry at large.


Canadian Screen Awards | Watch 2 Nominated Animation Films for Free


This weekend only | Watch Paula and Bydlo – 2 films nominated for a Canadian Screen Award – for free online.


International Women’s Day: Know Your History!


In honour of International Women’s Day on March 8, we’re pleased to present a week-long lineup of NFB films by and about women. One of the things that makes me most proud to work here is our long-standing commitment to women. From Evelyn Lambart to Terre Nash to Alanis Obomsawin to  Karen Cho, we have more »

The Chinese Violin

Watch Kids’ Cartoons From Around the World


Watch short animation for kids online for free with Talespinners, a collection of NFB cartoons from around the world.

The Owl and the Raven

Sealskin Stop Motion: Co Hoedeman’s Inuit Legends


Discover Oscar-winning animator Co Hoedeman’s pair of short stop motion films illustrating Inuit legends with sealskin puppets.

The Family That Dwelt Apart

The Family That Dwelt Apart: When good intentions go horribly wrong


I love tall tales. The crazier the better. I especially love tall tales that have a strong message. The NFB animated short The Family That Dwelt Apart fits in all these categories. It tells a tall tale that gets crazier as it goes along and conveys the strong messages that a) Good intentions can kill, more »

Edmond Was a Donkey

Enjoy Free Animation Films and Workshops Across Canada Starting October 26th

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The NFB is launching the 6th edition of Get Animated!, bringing many of the country’s finest and funniest animated films to communities across Canada in celebration of International Animation Day (October 28.) Taking place this year from October 26 to November 10, Get Animated! will bring the magic of animation to over 30 centres, in more »


NFB Animation Workshops at the 2012 Ottawa International Animation Festival


This is a guest post written by Anne Koizumi and Fouad Sassi, Education Specialists and Workshop Facilitators at the National Film Board of Canada in Montreal, QC. On September 19, NFB Education Specialists Fouad Sassi and Anne Koizumi filled a mini-van with NFB animation equipment and headed off to meet a crowd of over 450 more »

Mr. Frog Went A-Courting

Frog Meets Mouse: Evelyn Lambart’s Mr. Frog Went A-Courting


Check out Evelyn Lambart’s superb paper cutout animation about the unlikely entanglements of a frog and a pointy-snouted mouse.

Back to School

Back to School with NFB Education


It’s time to return to the classroom, so we’ve been working hard to bring exciting films, resources and hands-on activities to you and your students. Here are a few ideas to get you started. Follow guest blogger Paul Carrière’s lead and introduce your students to stop-motion animation with our iPad app, NFB PixStop, which they more »

Chalkboard 2D design

Some Thoughts on Frog Electrocution, Plagiarism and the Pain of Being Judged

First off, I want to apologize to the last person left standing who might visit this blog to see if I’ve finally posted anything new. Well, you may or may not be in luck. Read on! I have to get something off my skinny chest. I remember back early in production on my previous film more »

Rosa Aiello

Animator Rosa Aiello on Sand and Surrender


This is a guest post by Rosa Aiello, one of 6 animators participating in this year’s Hothouse program, the NFB’s 12-week paid apprenticeship for emerging filmmakers. Notes for a blog post (surrender to materials): Objects have a life of their own Flight, the feeling that something is behind you, a person or a place, perpetual more »

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