It's a go! The 2010 World Fair was launched this weekend in Shanghai, China, under the theme "Better City - Better Life".
Canada's exhibition, titled "The Living City: Inclusive, Sustainable, Creative" will be hosted in the Canada Pavilion until October 31, 2010.
This year again, Canada's...
Congratulations to Cordell Barker (Runaway, The Cat Came Back) for his Genie Award win in the Best animated film category.
Congratulations also to the NFB films Vive la Rose (Bruce Alcock), The Spine (Chris Landreth) who were nominated in the same category.
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 Amy Stewart Gallant.
Whenever I’m overwhelmed by contrast, by conflict, I contemplate one of my favourite lines, a string of words conjured by 13th-century Persian Poet Rumi: “Out beyond ideas of right-doing and wrong-doing, there is a field. ...
In September of 1964, Hollywood icon Buster Keaton arrived at Canada’s East Coast to start filming a 25-minute travelogue for the National Film Board. Produced with the full co-operation of the Canadian National Railroad, the film would see him travel from coast to coast...
In the late 1950s, the NFB sent writer Charles Cohen out to Saskatchewan to investigate the possibility of making a film on farming and irrigation. After a great metamorphosis, this film would eventually become the NFB’s first ever fiction feature film. This is the...
This week's Canada CODE challenger is Bonnie Sherr Klein, a familiar name here at the NFB for such works as Citizen's Medicine, Little Burgundy, and, of course, Not a Love Story. She asks, "What is your greatest talent?"
In issuing her challenge, Klein joins the...
A few months back I wrote about the Canada Carries On series of propaganda films that were shot specifically for theatrical distribution in Canada during the early days of World War II. (You can read about this series here.)
These films were so successful that...
The other day, I wrote a post about the brick and mortar presence of the NFB, which sparked some comments on Facebook about how disappointing it is that the NFB only has theatres and workshops in Montreal and Toronto. Well, now we're bringing the...
This week's Canada CODE challenger is Charles Officer, of Nurse.Fighter.Boy fame. Charles is currently working on a documentary for us about Harry Jerome and his turbulent life and career as a record-setting African-Canadian track and field star.
Charles is challenging everyone to share their family...
We've put together a series of short films offering tips on storytelling which we've uploaded onto the Canada CODE website. The goal was to help inspire Canadians to tell their own stories with Canada CODE's remix application. However, these are some great, stand-alone clips...
Last week, I wrote about the Canada CODE Challenge - a weekly question posed on the Canada CODE website meant to challenge our creativity and assumptions about ourselves and our surroundings. This week, the Canada CODE challenger is our very own Alanis Obomsawin (Rocks...