The following is a guest post by animation producer Michael Fukushima.
DAY ONE: The Annie Awards
My lovely and talented producing colleague, Marcy Page, and I have been in LA for the past few days on an adventure entirely new to anyone at the NFB. Accompanied...
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This isn't the first time I've interviewed Patrick Doyon. We met at the NFB last year, and held an online chat in February 2011. At the time, Patrick was in Berlin for the world premiere...
A few short weeks ago, 2 NFB films were nominated for Best Short (Animated) at the 2012 Oscars. Wild Life, by Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby, was one of them. (The other is Patrick Doyon’s Sunday. You can watch and download both here).
Yesterday, the nominees for the 84th Academy Awards were announced at a ceremony in Los Angeles, and lo and behold, the NFB was nominated twice! Hurray, hurrah!
2012, it turns out, will mark the first time since 2000 that the Film Board is nominated twice...
Norman McLaren’s Neighbours is probably the most well-known National Film Board production of all time. How it came to be so famous is a fascinating story.
McLaren got the idea to make the film as a parable on war after a trip to China with...
Oscar season is upon us, and while we don't have any films in the running this year, we do have a few statues under our belt. In fact, the last one was for Torill Kove's The Danish Poet in 2007. But truth be told,...