Posts Tagged ‘storytelling’

One Millionth Tower

New HIGHRISE documentary takes form to new heights

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by Katerina Cizek I used to dislike highrise buildings. I would drive by them, without much thought, and dread the elevator when I actually had to go inside. These days, I spend most of my time thinking, living, breathing highrises. I’m the director of NFB’s Emmy-award winning HIGHRISE, and last week we launched our latest more »

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DOXA Connexions: Narrating Change Social Justice Forum

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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 »

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Introducing BLA BLA, a new interactive tale by Vincent Morisset

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Many of you were charmed by BLA BLA when it was released last week. This “film for computer” explores the principles of communication through six chapters in the life of an endearing character. I visited director Vincent Morisset in his studio yesterday afternoon to talk about how BLA BLA came to be, and about the more »

Friday Staff Pick: My Grandmother Ironed the King’s Shirts

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My Grandmother Ironed the King's Shirts by Torill Kove, National Film Board of Canada 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 more »

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NFB Tour: Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario

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On Thursday afternoon, we left Windsor and made our way to Kitchener, a couple hours away by car. The evening meeting was to be held at the Tannery District’s digital media centre, a place I’d read about and was eager to see. The Tannery District was created by the recent conversion of an old tannery, more »

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