Posts Tagged ‘Interviews’

Hot Docs special: 3 questions with Flawed director Andrea Dorfman

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Flawed (Clip 1) by Andrea Dorfman, National Film Board of Canada Andrea Dorfman’s animated short Flawed will be screening at the 2010 Hot Docs Film Festival, which kicks off today. It’s a beautiful little film about a budding long distance romance… with a twist – it’s not about whether girl can get along with boy, more »


26 films on science for children


This post originally appeared on our sister site,, and was translated into English. *** Marc Bertrand, a producer with the NFB’s French Program, looks back on the time he spent working on Science Please! with great fondness. It was his first job at the NFB, and he’d been given a clear mandate with 3 more »

Director Cal Garingan discusses his anti-racism mockumentary, Jaded

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Cal Garingan, director of Jaded, spoke to our friends at Schema Magazine about the film, its inspiration, and its main characters. Our thanks to Schema for allowing us to share this with you. *** [Invalid Link] How did you get involved with Work For All to direct Jaded? Between 2003 to 2005, I made more »

How to use technology as a tool for social change

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The Seven Interventions of Filmmaker-in-Residence by ONFB, National Film Board of Canada Today I put a small selection of films online from the Filmmaker-in-Residence box set. This project, which was led by filmmaker Katerina Cizek, is kind of like a modern-day version of the NFB’s famous Challenge for Change project, which introduced video as a more »

Hey, Toronto! Spend March Break at the Mediatheque


In Toronto? Spend March Break at the Toronto Mediatheque.


What makes a great documentary?

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Blogger Julie Matlin tries to answer the question, “What makes a great documentary?”

CBC interview about Hothouse, the NFB’s animation emerging filmmaker program

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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 in applying, visit the Hothouse site for details. But act more »


Interview tips for documentary filmmaking

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For those of you who are thinking of getting into documentary filmmaking or those of you who just want to brush up on your skills, here are some tips for getting the perfect interview. Preparation: Do research on your topic, and if possible, on your subjects. The better prepared you are, the less time you’ll more »

Behind the scenes of Guy Maddin’s Night Mayor

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Night Mayor (Trailer) by Guy Maddin, National Film Board of Canada We’ve just added 2 short films to about the making of Guy Maddin’s short film, Night Mayor (see below). The film, about a man who is thwarted in his attempt to harness the power of the Aurora Borealis as a means of projecting more »

A sneak peek inside our 3D lab at the NFB, Part 2

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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, it’s not an autonomous production facility. It consists of more »

7 Strategies for Distributing Your Film on the Web – Peter Broderick

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Producer Marie-France Côté reveals Peter Broderick’s 7 tips for distributing your film on the web.

A sneak peek inside our 3D lab at the NFB

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Drux Flux (3D) by Theodore Ushev, National Film Board of Canada With the addition of 3D films to, 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 more »

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