We're ecstatic to announce that 4 of our films have been nominated for a 2010 Genie Award. The films are:
Best Feature Length Documentary:
Best Animated Short:
The ceremonies will be broadcast on April 12.
Good luck to all the nominees!
The following is a guest post by animation producer Michael Fukushima.
After a record-breaking number of submissions and several days of enthusiastic review and heated debate, we have our "Hothouse 6", all of whom will be producing their first ever auteur stereoscopic 3D film over...
The following is a guest post by Tanya Koivusalo.
As March Break approaches, parents are in a hurry to find a place that can inspire their children and maybe even teach them a thing or two on those five mid-winter days off school. What better...
We have 2 family passes to Sunday's premiere screening of Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life to give away (4 tickets per pass). For a chance to win, answer the following question in the comment section below:
What recent film was...
Animation producer Michael Fukushima recently did an interview with CBC Newfoundland about the NFB's Hothouse program - a 12-week intensive paid animation apprenticeship for emerging filmmakers. You can listen to the podcast here.
The call for submissions is currently under way and if you're interested...
Last Friday, I posted the first half of an interview with Maral Mohammadian. This is Part 2.
Julie Matlin: How does the StereoLab work? Do you have people coming in from outside to experiment, or is it just people working within the NFB?
Maral Mohammadian: Well,...
With the addition of 3D films to NFB.ca, I thought I’d take the opportunity to pull back the curtain and let you all peek inside the NFB’s StereoLab.
The StereoLab is an experimental project that does production as well as research and development into...
The following is a guest post by Maral Mohammadian.
Tell it in a minute. Do it in 3 months. Make it Stereoscopic 3D.
After a lot of hard work to put the pieces in place, we are thrilled to announce that Hothouse 6 is open...
Every year since 2001, the folks behind the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) get together and select the Top Ten features and shorts of the past year. In 2009, 3 of our films made that list: Runaway, The Spine and Vive la Rose.
Last year during our cross-Canada Get Animated! tour, we had several well-known animators give master classes in different cities. Cordell Barker was one of them.
In our infinite wisdom, we filmed Cordell's class and... voila! Here for your viewing pleasure are Parts 1 and 2...
3 of my favourite animated shorts from the past year are heading to the 2010 Sundance Film Festival at the end of January.
Rains is a beautifully drawn short that depicts what happens during a sudden downpour:
Vive la Rose creatively illustrates a haunting, tragic folksong:
The following is a guest post by filmmaker Shira Avni.
I am absolutely thrilled to announce that Tying Your Own Shoes has won the Golden Dove - the grand prize for short documentary film at the Leipzig Festival! Hooray!!!!!
I am still in shock but wanted...