This post was written by one of the young women participating in the 2011 Kris Anderson DOXA Youth Connexions Forum, as part of the DOXA Documentary Film Festival. “Connexions” is an immersive 2-week program where 6 selected emerging female filmmakers create 6 short films in 6 days, while also connecting with industry professionals & checking more »
Posts Tagged ‘NFB’
Earlier this month, NFB President Tom Perlmutter gave an interview to IT in Canada‘s Dave Chapelle. In a piece fittingly titled, NFB embraces technology to tell Canadian stories, Perlmutter discusses concrete actions he has taken to make innovation, experimentation and risk-taking the norm at the NFB. Mentioning the NFB’s online screening room, NFB.ca, and mobile more »
As many of you know, the National Film Board played a central role during World War II. Created in 1939, a few months before the hostilities began, the NFB fell headlong into the production and distribution of wartime films. Though its original mandate was to “educate Canadians and foster national unity”, propaganda and news production more »
This year, the NFB is embarking on an adventure with a new partner, Mozilla, with the intent of exploring the many possibilities offered by HTML5. Joël Pomerleau, Director, Platform Development at the NFB, explains.
150 screenings in 62 cities across Canada! Now that’s a full slate of films. From March 4 to 20, the National Film Board is participating in the Rendez-vous de la Francophonie’s annual celebration of French culture, screening films from coast to coast for the sixth year in a row.
Move Your Mind by ONFB , National Film Board of Canada Hubert Davis is an Oscar-nominated filmmaker based in Toronto. He made his directorial debut with Hardwood, a tribute to his father, former Harlem Globetrotter Mel Davis. He went on to direct Invisible City, a coming-of-age story shot in Regent Park (Toronto’s inner-city housing project), more »
We were driven from Saskatoon to Regina by a very nice man called Amin (“You know, like when you’re praying,” he said, gently covering his face with both palms. I guess it wasn’t technically a blizzard, but it felt like we were travelling inside some hardcore Prairie version of those glass balls you shake and more »
There was something wrong with the plane we were supposed to take to Saskatoon, so our pre-dawn flight turned out being a somewhat civilized mid-morning flight, except we’d all gotten up at 4 AM anyway. Some mechanical part had to be flown in from Calgary, the airline people said, so we all had ample time more »
Last month the head of the NFB, Tom Perlmutter, travelled to Ontario to meet with Ontarians and talk about film, stories, Canadian identities and the role of the National Film Board in the digital age. The initiative was part of the NFB Tour, a global conversation the Film Board will be leading in towns and more »
Vistas: Dancers of the Grass by Melanie Jackson, National Film Board of Canada The above film, Dancers of the Grass, a short film by Saskatoon filmmaker Melanie Jackson. *** Tom Perlmutter, head of the NFB, will be kicking off the West leg of the NFB Tour in Edmonton on November 22, followed by stops in more »
Director Pablo Alvarez-Mesa on Jelena’s Song, screening tomorrow at Montreal’s International Documentary FestivalThe Craft
Jelena's Song (Trailer) by Pablo Alvarez-Mesa, National Film Board of Canada Pablo Alvarez-Mesa is an award-winning Colombian-Canadian documentary filmmaker who shares his time between Montreal and British Columbia. His 4th film, Jelena’s Song, explores the life of his friend Jelena Stefulic, whose idyllic childhood on a Croatian farm is uprooted when her family immigrates to more »
The following is a guest post by Tanya Koivusalo. The NFB Mediatheque is thrilled to host a Masterclass and screening on November 13th to celebrate the work of Oscar®-nominated animator Koji Yamamura. He is the most successful auteur animation filmmaker in Japan today, and his work is internationally renowned. This special programme, co-curated by Michael more »