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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NFB Scores International Digital Emmy Awards Nomination

Press release


Toronto, February 23, 2011 – Out My Window, a production of the National Film Board of Canada's multimedia project HIGHRISE, has received a nomination in the Digital Program – Non-fiction category at the International Digital Emmy Awards. It is the NFB's first Digital Emmy nomination and the only Canadian nominee this year.

The 6th edition of the International Digital Emmy Awards will take place on April 4th, 2011 during MIPTV's opening night in Cannes, France. Three Emmy Awards for digital programs will be presented as well as a Pioneer Prize, which recognizes the outstanding contributions of an individual or an organization to the field of digital entertainment.

About HIGHRISE/ Out My Window

HIGHRISE is a multi-year, multimedia, collaborative documentary experiment about the human experience in global vertical suburbs. Under the direction of documentary-maker Katerina Cizek and National Film Board Senior Producer Gerry Flahive, the HIGHRISE team is generating Web documentaries, live presentations, installations, mobile projects and, yes, documentary films. Visit highrise.NFB.ca.

HIGHRISE's first international production, Out My Window highrise.NFB.ca/outmywindow is also one of the world's first interactive 360º documentaries, delivered entirely on the Web. Meet remarkable high-rise residents in 13 cities who harness the human spirit—and the power of community—to resurrect meaning amid the ruins of Modernism.

About the National Film Board of Canada

Canada’s public film producer and distributor, the National Film Board of Canada creates social-issue documentaries, auteur animation, alternative drama and digital content that provide the world with a unique Canadian perspective. The NFB is expanding the vocabulary of 21st-century cinema and breaking new ground in form and content through community filmmaking projects, cross-platform media, programs for emerging filmmakers, stereoscopic animation – and more. It works in collaboration with creative filmmakers, digital media creators and co-producers in every region of Canada, with Aboriginal and culturally diverse communities, as well as partners around the world. Since the NFB’s founding in 1939, it has created over 13,000 productions and won over 5,000 awards, including 12 Oscars and more than 90 Genies. The NFB’s new website features almost 2,000 productions online, and its iPhone and iPad apps are among the most popular and talked about downloads. Visit NFB.ca today and start watching.


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Jennifer Mair
NFB Publicist
Phone: 416-954-2045
Cell: 416-436-0105
E-mail: j.mair@nfb.ca
Twitter: @NFB_Jennifer