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2016/02/04 Press release
Go behind the headlines! Timely NFB doc Pipelines, pouvoir et démocratie (Pipelines, Power and Democracy) screens at Cinéma du Parc. Also screening in more than 15 cities throughout Quebec.
Olivier D. Asselin's National Film Board of Canada (NFB) feature documentary Pipelines, pouvoir et démocratie (Pipelines, Power and Democracy) is headed for the big screen in Montreal, playing at the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois (RVCQ) on February 27 as well as at Cinéma du Parc, where it will be shown with English subtitles on March 13, 20 and 27. And on February 8, the film is beginning a tour of 11 Quebec regions, stopping at more than 15 cities. The film will be shown in its original French version in Matane, Rimouski, Carleton-sur-Mer, La Pocatière, Saint-Casimir, Quebec City, Saint-Damien-de-Buckland, Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Rosemère, Prévost, Trois-Rivières, Coteau-du-Lac, Saint-André-Avellin, Gatineau and Roberval. The documentary was produced for the NFB by Denis McCready, with Colette Loumède as executive producer.
2016/02/03 Press release
The NFB at the 34th Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois. Strong contingent of 19 films and 2 virtual-reality productions, including 3 world premieres and 5 shorts in competition.
At the upcoming 34th edition of the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois (RVCQ), the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) will present a strong, diversified line-up of 19 films and two virtual-reality productions, which will include three world premieres: the feature-length documentary Quand ferme l'usine (When the Mill Closes), directed by Simon Rodrigue, the documentary short Forces tranquilles (Quiet Forces), directed by Sophie Dupuis, and the animated virtual-reality experience Minotaur, directed by Munro Ferguson. The feature-length documentary Grassroots in Dry Lands (Semeurs d'espoir en terres arides) by Helene Klodawsky (InformAction Films / NFB), will have its Quebec premiere. All works will be presented in French or with French subtitles. The RVCQ will take place February 18 to 27, 2016.
2016/02/01 Press release
NFB announces participants for 11th season of Hothouse program for emerging animators.
The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) has announced the six participants in the 11th season of its Hothouse program for emerging Canadian animators, a 12-week paid apprenticeship working with the NFB's Oscar-winning Animation Studio.
2016/01/26 Press release
Helene Klodawsky's documentary Grassroots in Dry Lands premieres January 27 in Toronto.
Filmed in Palestine, Israel and Jordan, Helene Klodawsky's InformAction Films/National Film Board of Canada co-produced documentary Grassroots in Dry Lands about grassroots social change in the Middle East is premiering in Toronto on January 27, as part of a series of public screenings across Canada organized by the Intercultural Dialogue Institute (IDI).
2016/01/19 Press release
NFB RECEIVES 19 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARD NOMINATIONS
National Film Board of Canada (NFB) productions and craftspeople have received 19 nominations at the Canadian Screen Awards, presented by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, recognizing excellence in film, television and digital media.
2016/01/13 Press release
The NFB at the Berlin International Film Festival. Theodore Ushev's animated short Blind Vaysha has its world premiere in competition at the Berlinale.
The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is pleased to announce that Blind Vaysha, the new animated short by Theodore Ushev, will have its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival. Screening in competition in the Generation – Short Film section, Blind Vaysha was produced at the NFB by Marc Bertrand and executive producer Julie Roy, with the participation of ARTE France. The 66th Berlinale will be held from February 11 to 21, 2016.
2016/01/11 Press release
NFB feature Ninth Floor opens in Montreal on Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday.
Exploring a watershed moment in Montreal race relations history, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) feature documentary Ninth Floor begins a theatrical run at the Cinéma du Parc on January 15, as the Black community marks Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.
2016/01/07 Press release
NFB/Spira collaboration yields 5 innovative short docs, including a TIFF Canada's Top Ten honouree. 5 Shorts Project launches on NFB.ca, January 8.
An acclaimed National Film Board of Canada (NFB) project to inject new life into the short documentary genre goes live in Canada starting January 8, with free streaming of five new non-fiction Quebec shorts at NFB.ca and via NFB apps for smartphones, tablets and connected TV.
2016/01/06 Press release
Sasha Snow's acclaimed feature Hadwin's Judgement screening one night only in Toronto at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, January 15.
Sasha Snow's feature documentary Hadwin's Judgement (True West Films/Passion Planet/National Film Board), a visually stunning account of environmentalism, obsession and myth, is screening for one night only at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema on January 15, beginning at 8:45 p.m.
2016/01/06 Press release
Sasha Snow's acclaimed feature Hadwin's Judgement screens at Calgary's Globe Cinema, January 22 to 28.
Sasha Snow's feature documentary Hadwin's Judgement (True West Films/Passion Planet/National Film Board), a visually stunning account of environmentalism, obsession and myth, is coming to Calgary's Globe Cinema for a one-week run, January 22 to 28.
2016/01/05 Press release
NFB returns to the Sundance Film Festival with groundbreaking VR experiences in New Frontier program and an innovative, archive-based short film
A world leader in immersive storytelling, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is back at the Sundance Film Festival this year with two new virtual reality (VR) experiences in the festival's New Frontier showcase―the Turbulent/NFB co-production The Unknown Photographer and a sneak preview of its upcoming Cardboard Crash―as well as the archive-based NFB short Mobilize, an innovative exploration of Indigenous identity, featured in the festival's Short Film Program.
2015/12/14 Press release
Turbulent/NFB's VR experience, The Unknown Photographer, has US premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival
The Unknown Photographer, created by Loïc Suty from Turbulent and co-produced with the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), will make its US premiere in the New Frontier section at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. The Sundance Film Festival takes place January 21 to 31 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The Festival is one of the world's premier places to debut new independent films, and over the course of its more than 30-year history has launched films including Whiplash, Boyhood, and Beasts of the Southern Wild, among many others. Created by Sundance Film Festival in 2007, New Frontier brings together fiction, non-fiction and hybrid projects to showcase transmedia storytelling, multi-media installations, performances and films.
2015/12/08 Press release
NFB's Ninth Floor and Interview with a Free Man named to Canada's Top Ten. Annual list compiled by TIFF honours the best in Canadian cinema
Two National Film Board of Canada (NFB) productions, Mina Shum's Ninth Floor and Nicolas Lévesque's Interview with a Free Man, have been named to Canada's Top Ten, an annual list of the country's best short and feature-length films, as chosen by TIFF's panel of filmmakers and industry professionals from across Canada. The announcement was made in Toronto on December 8.
2015/12/08 Press release
New awards for I Love Potatoes (NFB) and Do Not Track (NFB/Upian/Arte/BR)
I Love Potatoes, an interactive game created by NFB filmmaker-in-residence Vali Fugulin and Minority with Ruben Farrus, received the Best Social or Casual Game Award at the Canadian Videogame Awards on December 6 in Toronto.
2015/12/03 Press release
MICHÈLE BÉLANGER APPOINTED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, PROGRAMMING AND PRODUCTION, NFB FRENCH PROGRAM
André Picard, Director General, Creation and Innovation, at the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), has announced the appointment of Michèle Bélanger as Executive Director, Programming and Production, French Program. She had been serving in the position on an interim basis since April 2015. In this capacity, she oversees programming and production for French Program documentary, animation and interactive works. She previously served as the French Program's Assistant Director General from 2014 to 2015.