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Animation Open House at the NFB studio in Montreal on October 25

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My Grandmother Ironed the King's Shirts by Torill Kove, National Film Board of Canada On Monday, October 25, the NFB will be hosting an Animation Open House. From 1 pm to 5 pm, the studio will open its doors to the public at our Montreal headquarters (3155 Cote de Liesse Road). The animation studios were more »

Guy Maddin wins at SXSW


Night Mayor (Trailer) by Guy Maddin, National Film Board of Canada Night Mayor, the short film Guy Maddin created for the NFB’s 70th anniversary, won Best Experimental Short at SXSW this week. The film tells the story of an immigrant who attempts to harness the power of the Aurora Borealis and uses it to broadcast more »

So what’s up with the NFB premiering a film on YouTube in the US?


One of the most exciting things happening at SXSW this week is the launch of a new music doc we have coming out about the brilliant Montreal musician and artist, Socalled. Why is this exciting? We’ve launched films at SXSW and other major film festivals before – but this is different because instead of launching more »

Behind the scenes of the animated short Tying Your Own Shoes

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The following is a guest post by Tanya Koivusalo. [Invalid Link] The Project The NFB Mediatheque in Toronto is thrilled to present two special events this March Break as part of the launch of the animated documentary Tying Your Own Shoes (TYOS), about four adult artists with Down syndrome. The film received its world more »

3 NFB shorts among Canada’s Top Ten


The Spine, Runaway and Vive la Rose make TIFF’s Canada’s Top Ten list for 2009. All 3 films will screen in Toronto on Sunday, January 17.

Do We Need Public Cultural Organizations?


The following is the text of a public address given by government film commissioner Tom Perlmutter to the RIDM conference in Montreal on November 17, 2009 It may seem self-serving at worst and naïve at best for the head of a public cultural agency to pose the question of today’s debate. It is neither. It more »

20 Doc Filmmakers you should follow on Twitter


@AboutDocsGuide –’s documentary page @DocumentaryBlog – Doc blog by 2 doc lovers. @ErrolMorris – Oscar-winning doc-filmmaker, Errol Morris @BanffTVFest – Banff televison fest. Handy for producers. @DOCorg – Canadian documentary association @SheffDocFest Sheffield Documentary Festival; one of the biggest. @USofAfrica – a well-run doc production twitter account. @RemixManifesto – Brett Gaylor tweets about his more »

5 Great Blogs by Filmmakers

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Objectified by Gary Hustwit Gary Hustwit (Helvetica) is great at creating interesting conversation during the lull of preproduction and production and then using the blog to generate awareness of festival screenings once the film is released theatrically. He’s really tapped into his community and knows how to keep them invested until his next project. Cinematech more »

Why Retweets are more powerful than Tweets


We are learning very quickly that the true power in our Twitter community is not in our tweets. It’s in the ReTweets. What’s a ReTweet? If you tweet something interesting or of value to people, they will often repeat your tweet to their followers. This is called a ReTweet. UPDATE: Alistair Croll just posted this more »

10 New Films about Canada’s Wild Frontier


We’ve uploaded ten new films in the last couple weeks. The over-arching theme seems to be Canada as a wild frontier. These films explore Canada’s relationship with nature and the past with an emphasis on conservation and sustainability. It’s fascinating to see how our general view of nature changes over the years. Here’s an overview: more »

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