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2015/10/13 Press release
The NFB launches I Love Potatoes-a Vali Fugulin game, co-created with Minority, that promotes social change
I Love Potatoes, a game by NFB artist in residence Vali Fugulin, co-created with Minority, is available worldwide today on tablets (iOS and Android) and can be downloaded for free through the App Store, Google Play and Amazon. The game is available in seven languages (including English, French and Quebec French) and also has mobile devices and Web versions. The nfb.ca/ilovepotatoes site also includes a guide for social innovation and educational tools.
2015/10/08 Press release
New NFB docs snapped up at MIPCOM Sales to Al Jazeera Satellite and France's Histoire
As the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) meets with the global audiovisual community at MIPCOM, it's already tied up deals for some of its high-profile documentary features, with sales to Al Jazeera Satellite and TF1's Histoire.
2015/10/07 Press release
Reel Asian features two innovative NFB shorts from acclaimed Toronto artists, Randall Okita's The Weatherman and the Shadowboxer and Howie Shia's BAM
The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) returns to the Reel Asian Film Festival (November 5‒15) with two short films by acclaimed Toronto filmmakers―Randall Okita's The Weatherman and the Shadowboxer and Howie Shia's BAM.
2015/10/05 Press release
Emerging directors join leading Indigenous artists as imagineNATIVE features six NFB short films
Indigenous roots, identity and representation are at the heart of six National Film Board of Canada (NFB) short films―directed by a mix of new filmmakers and some of Canada's most acclaimed artists―screening at the 16th annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival in Toronto from October 14 to 18, 2015.
2015/10/01 Press release
NFB and Quartier des Spectacles Partnership join forces to launch major call for ideas.
As part of MUTEK_IMG, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) Digital Studio and the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership have announced that they are joining forces to launch a call for ideas for an interactive artwork designed for public spaces. The winning project will be on display in Montreal's Quartier des Spectacles in the summer of 2017.
2015/09/30 Press release
NFB arrives at MIPCOM with bold new content, signed deals
The NFB will be at MIPCOM (October 5‒8), the world's entertainment content market, with a strong fall lineup that includes acclaimed releases, just launched at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), as well as a slate of just-signed deals.
2015/09/30 Press release
NFB returns to Paris's Gaîté lyrique for the fourth edition of I LOVE TRANSMEDIA
Five National Film Board of Canada (NFB) interactive projects, including two co-productions, will be part of the programming lineup for I LOVE TRANSMEDIA, the digital culture festival that starts tomorrow at the Gaîté lyrique arts centre in Paris. HIGHRISE, Bear 71, A Journal of Insomnia, Interactive Haiku, and Way to Go will be shown in a retrospective exhibition of 12 interactive works entitled 2005‒2015: 10 Years of Web Creation, one of the festival's events. The fourth edition will also include a presentation of student projects and industry panels and conferences. I LOVE TRANSMEDIA runs from October 1–4, 2015.
2015/09/29 Press release
The NFB at the 2015 Festival du nouveau cinéma
The NFB will make a strong showing at the 44th Festival du nouveau cinéma (FNC), taking place from October 7 to 18, 2015, with 11 films and interactive works in the official selection, including 5 in the running in the three main competition categories: "Focus – Feature Film," "Nouvelles écritures," and "Focus – Short Film." The NFB will also play a major role at FNC Pro (October 13 to 15), with four presentations for industry professionals, and one workshop and two animated shorts in the "P'tits Loups" program.
2015/09/23 Press release
COMMON SPACE? Humans at the heart of technology 13 artists, 8 works in the Quartier des Spectacles
Common Space? is a tour of eight new works displayed at various sites in Montreal's Quartier des Spectacles from October 1 to 18, 2015. It is the outcome of a creative process that merges the talent of 13 artists from seven countries, as they explore the question of humans at the heart of technology. Contributors include: Michel de Broin (Canada), whose Molysmocène will be projected on the façade of Théâtre Maisonneuve; Sam Meech (United Kingdom), with We're all friends here, a trio of works, at Place de la Paix and the UQAM Centre de design; artist Darsha Hewitt (Canada), in collaboration with Nelly-Ève Rajotte (Canada), who take the Goethe Institute by storm with their A Side Man 5000 Adventure; and Sébastien Pierre and Daniel Canty (Canada), who together created Les îles invisibles, an interactive rediscovery tour of the Quartier des Spectacles starting at the Saint-Laurent Metro station.
2015/09/23 Press release
Take 20 minutes to explore more than 40 years of solitary confinement in the NFB interactive experience The Deeper They Bury Me: A Call from Herman Wallace.
The New York Film Festival's Convergence 2015 conference hosts the world premiere of the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) interactive documentary The Deeper They Bury Me: A Call from Herman Wallace on September 27 with The Deeper They Bury Me LIVE, an exclusive event co-presented by social justice organization Sankofa, founded by Harry Belafonte. Co-directed by Angad Bhalla and Ted Biggs, this interactive documentary launches the same day, for audiences worldwide, at NFB.ca.
2015/09/11 Press release
National Film Board of Canada Completes Its Four Golden Rules of Archiving with ASG-Digital Archive
As the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) works to complete its ambitious, multi-year digitization project, it's partnering with industry leader ASG Software Solutions and its ASG-Digital Archive offering to complete and improve its archiving infrastructure. This will ensure that Canada's audiovisual legacy will be better preserved and safeguarded for generations to come.
2015/09/09 Press release
The NFB at the 19th Journées de la culture.
The NFB is playing an active role in the programming of the Journées de la culture (September 25 to 27), whose spotlight this year is on cinema. Audiences in Chaudière-Appalaches, Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Centre-du-Québec, Côte-Nord and Estrie will have a chance to enjoy two programs of NFB films screening in French-one featuring animated shorts, the other consisting of a documentary feature and an animated short. The screenings are intended for audiences of all ages and will be hosted by presenters or filmmaker Serge Giguère, who will share little-known details about the works. The NFB is also participating in the event's digital component with a workshop at the Phi Centre in Montreal especially created for the occasion. Presented by NFB producer Louis-Richard Tremblay, the workshop will attempt to demystify the process of creating interactive productions.
2015/09/08 Press release
Ève Lamont's Le Commerce du Sexe (The Sex Trade) screening at venues across Quebec this fall
Ève Lamont's documentary Le commerce du sexe (The Sex Trade) will play in cities across Quebec starting September 14, with screenings continuing throughout the fall. In total, the film will be shown in French in at least nine of the province's regions and 15 of its cities-Terrebonne, La Malbaie, Baie-Saint-Paul, Val-d'Or, Rouyn-Noranda, Ville-Marie, Montreal, Cowansville, Granby, Sherbrooke, Trois-Rivières, Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, Rimouski, Odanak and Gatineau-as well as in Ottawa, Ontario. Each screening will be followed by a talk, many of which will feature the filmmaker. Several screenings will also feature workers from local aid centres known as CALACS (Centres d'aide et de lutte contre les agressions à caractère sexuel), as part of an effort to raise awareness about women victims of violence. Audiences across the province will have a chance to see the uncut version of Le commerce du sexe on the big screen and get a better understanding of the realities of the local and regional sex trade, in addition to learning more about Lamont's approach to making the film.
2015/09/03 Press release
The NFB at the Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival. Cordell Barker to give a masterclass and attend the Quebec premiere of his latest short film, If I Was God
Two-time Academy Award nominee Cordell Barker will attend the Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival to introduce the Quebec premiere of his new film, If I Was God, produced by the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), and give a masterclass on Saturday, September 26, 2015, at 4:30 p.m. Two other films produced or co-produced by the NFB will also be in competition: Sexy Laundry by Izabela Plucinska (Clay Traces GBR/Fundacja Las Sztuki/NFB) and All the Rage by Alexandra Lemay (NFB). The festival takes place from September 25 to 27.
2015/09/02 Press release
NFB animator Torill Kove receives Norway’s top arts prize
On September 3, Oscar-winning National Film Board of Canada (NFB) animator Torill Kove receives the top cultural prize in her native Norway, as she accepts the Anders Jahre Prize for the Arts at a ceremony in Oslo.