A drawing of a young boy with an oversized head, a character from BLA BLA, an interactive website produced by Vincent Morisset in 2011.

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2015/12/02 Press release
MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT BETWEEN MONTRÉAL SPACE FOR LIFE AND THE NFB. A First Production to Mark Montréal's 375th Anniversary
Montréal Space for Life and the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) share the same programming approach, both aiming to create distinctive experiences. And so the NFB and the city of Montréal, including Space for Life, have now signed an unprecedented memorandum of agreement creating a world-class partnership and confirming their intention to collaborate on producing original works and using existing works, and to exchange and share their respective expertise. Specific collaboration contracts will be signed under the agreement, starting with a scientific digital co-production for release in the summer of 2017 at the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium, to mark Montréal's 375th anniversary.
2015/12/01 Press release
NFB animated shorts If I Was God… and Carface nominated at Hollywood's Annie Awards
Two new shorts from acclaimed National Film Board of Canada (NFB) animators have been nominated at the Annie Awards, with Cordell Barker's If I Was God… and Claude Cloutier's Carface (Autos Portraits) both up for consideration for Best Animated Short Subject.
2015/12/01 Press release
Three-part documentary series Droit comme un F (The Fight for Francophone Rights), by Anne-Marie Rocher, launches on NFB.ca and TFO.
The documentary series Droit comme un F (The Fight for Francophone Rights), directed by Anne-Marie Rocher, highlights the human side of francophone minorities' judicial battles for education in their language. Co-produced by Productions Testa and the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), in collaboration with Groupe Média TFO, each episode will be available to purchase by download at NFB.ca (original French version with English subtitles). Starting on the day after its broadcast on TFO (in French), episodes go live online on three consecutive Mondays: December 7, 14, and 21. The entire series will remain online as of December 21, in Canada and internationally. There are also plans for a series of community screenings across the country during the winter of 2016.
2015/11/29 Press release
NFB's Carface directed by Claude Cloutier wins at 2015 Sommets du cinéma d'animation
Carface (Autos Portraits) by Claude Cloutier, a short produced by Julie Roy for the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), won the International Competition Prize at the 2015 Sommets du cinéma d'animation earlier this evening. The Festival ran from November 25 to 29 in Montreal.
2015/11/26 Press release
MU mural honours Norman McLaren. MCLAREN EN CINQ TEMPS.
Today, the charitable non-profit MU inaugurated its mural tribute to Norman McLaren, McLaren en cinq temps, part of its Great Artists series celebrating Montreal's cultural icons. For the occasion, Manon Gauthier, member of the executive committee of the City of Montreal and responsible for culture, heritage, design, Space for Life, and the status of women, Plateau Mont-Royal mayor Luc Ferrandez and the borough's elected officials, and Jérôme Dufour, Director General of Distribution, Communications and Marketing, of the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) were in attendance. Designed by Mile End artist Jason Cantoro in collaboration with 4U2C and executed by Annie Hamel, the 125-foot long mural consists of five panels inspired by the 1968 short film Pas de Deux that McLaren created at the NFB.
2015/11/26 Press release
Want to make an animated film? Apply by December 11 for the chance to be part of the NFB's Hothouse program for emerging Canadian animators.
The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is seeking submissions for its Hothouse apprenticeship program for emerging Canadian animators, now in its 11th season.
2015/11/24 Press release
Vincent Morisset's Way to Go now available in WebVR Award-winning 360-degree virtual
Way to Go, the multi-award-winning 360-degree interactive experience co-produced by the National Film Board of Canada (NFB)/France Télévisions and launched at the Sundance Film Festival in January, is now available in WebVR.
2015/11/20 Press release
New NFB boxed set Unikkausivut - Nunatsiavut features four decades of Labrador Inuit history and culture.
Labrador Inuit will soon have a whole new way to access their history and culture with Unikkausivut ― Nunatsiavut, a DVD boxed set of films from the National Film Board of Canada (NFB).
2015/11/19 Press release
NFB's latest iPad app and website The Faith Project launches today.
Starting today, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) interactive iPad app and website The Faith Project offers a unique and intimate look at how seven young Canadians from different backgrounds weave faith into their daily lives. This immersive media experience was conceived by the NFB in collaboration with the CRRF, directed by Chris Romeike and written by Shiraz Janjua.
2015/11/19 Press release
Sarah Gadon and Sophie Cadieux tapped as ambassadors for third annual The Shortest Day short film celebration.
Canadian actors Sarah Gadon and Sophie Cadieux are the ambassadors of The Shortest Day, which returns for a third year across the country from December 18 to 21, 2015. Spotlighting a homegrown program of new, classic and award-winning short films, this year's free event-a fun way for families and movie-lovers to celebrate the lead-up to the winter solstice on December 21, the shortest day of the year, and usher in the holiday season-features 28 shorts organized into four thematic programs: Kids (under 8, 61 minutes), Family (56 minutes), Musical (16+, 74 minutes) and Dramas and Comedies (16+, 91 minutes).
2015/11/17 Press release
A new office for the NFB's Canadian Francophonie Studio – Acadie in Moncton
The Canadian Francophonie Studio – Acadie of the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) now has a new address in Moncton. Located on the 1st floor of 1045 Main Street, in a district that is experiencing major revitalization, the new office contains common work areas as well as an editing room.
2015/11/17 Press release
Who holds the real power to make change? Olivier D. Asselin's NFB documentary Pipelines, pouvoir et démocratie (Pipelines, Power and Democracy) screens in Montreal and Quebec City starting December 4
Following its world premiere at the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM), where it played to a sellout crowd and received a standing ovation, Olivier D. Asselin's timely feature doc Pipelines, pouvoir et démocratie (Pipelines, Power and Democracy) hits the big screen on December 4 at Cinéma Excentris in Montreal and Cinéma Cartier in Quebec City, in its original French version. The film, whose four protagonists are Daniel Breton, André Bélisle, Mikaël Rioux and Alyssa Symons-Bélanger, was produced at the National Film Board of Canada (NFB). Denis McCready is the producer and Colette Loumède is the executive producer.
2015/11/16 Press release
NFB launches 9th annual Tremplin competition Emerging French-speaking filmmakers outside Quebec can win the chance to produce a documentary with a professional crew
The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) has kicked off the 2016 Tremplin competition, aimed at emerging French-speaking filmmakers outside Quebec. The winners of this ninth cross-Canada edition of the competition, organized in collaboration with Radio-Canada, will have the chance to direct a first or second documentary under professional conditions, benefiting from training workshops at each stage of production as well as the expertise of NFB artisans. The winning filmmakers' works will also be broadcast on Radio-Canada.
2015/11/05 Press release
NFB launches Repêchage initiative in collaboration with UQAM.
The National Film Board of Canada (NFB), in collaboration with Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), is launching an initiative called Repêchage that will allow three graduates of the university's School of Media (École des médias) to produce their first professional film at the NFB. Director Loïc Darses, director of photography Charlotte Lacoursière, and editor Philippe Lefebvre have been chosen to create a documentary with support from Colette Loumède, Executive Producer at the NFB French Program's Documentary Studio, whose producer credits include Uyghurs: Prisoners of the Absurd (dir. Patricio Henríquez), Where I'm From (dir. Claude Demers), and The Invisible Nation (dir. Richard Desjardins and Robert Monderie).
2015/11/05 Press release
Pioneering agreement to strengthen Quebec English language culture signed by the National Film Board of Canada, the English Language Arts Network, and the Quebec English-language Production Council.
The National Film Board of Canada (NFB), the English Language Arts Network (ELAN), and the Quebec English-language Production Council (QEPC) have just signed a three-year co-operation and collaboration agreement that will help strengthen Quebec's English-language audiovisual sector and culture, building on the NFB's commitment to official-language minority communities across Canada.