More popular than ever but notoriously hard to finance, the creative feature documentary is flourishing at the National Film Board.
Author : Philip Lewis
Astra Taylor's passionate movie essay on imperilled state of democracy is among timely NFB projects on 2018 fall festival circuit.
“Stories are wondrous things. And they are dangerous,” says Thomas King. King knows a thing or two about storytelling and its cultural clout. Born to a Cherokee father and Greek/German...
The year was 1960. The place: Annecy, a historic town in the French Alps, where a group of local cinephiles were mounting the first competitive edition of the Annecy International...
While distinct from each other in style and subject, the five new features that the NFB is sending to Hot Docs this year share a common ethical approach to documentary...
Documentarian Courtney Montour seeks material on Mary Two-Axe Earley and her historic fight on behalf of Indigenous women.
Christy Garland profiles a young female cadet in Palestinian Security Forces in her high-stakes coming-of-age story called What Walaa Wants.
Discover Caterpillarplasty, a mesmerizing and meticulously crafted tale of body modification, medical technology and transcendence by David Barlow-Krelina.
Wondering what we've got cooking this year? We're here to satisfy your appetite! Here's a sneak-peek at 5 of our upcoming projects.
Growing up in Calgary Cheryl Foggo looked forward to the annual Stampede with excitement, but began wondering why her own ancestors, African-American homesteaders on the Canadian Prairies, were absent from Alberta’s foundation myth. With John Ware Reclaimed, she’s shining a light on the underwritten history of Alberta’s Black pioneers and the remarkable life of John Ware.
Inuk artist Tanya Tagaq possesses one of the fiercest and most arresting voices in contemporary music. Occupying a sonic universe all her own, somewhere between wolf and human, she infuses the throat-singing tradition of her people with fearless new urgency, leaving audiences and critics in a state of gobsmacked awe.
Toronto's red-hot youth basketball scene is profiled in True North, an upcoming web series by Ryan Sidhoo.