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 interactive projects garner six Applied Arts Magazine Awards

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Montreal, March 9, 2011 – The National Film Board of Canada has added to its growing list of honours in interactive media, this time with six awards at the Applied Arts Magazine Awards (appliedartsmag.com/winners_interactive.php), announced this month. The NFB was the only media producer to win at the Applied Arts Magazine Awards, with all other awards going to ad agencies.

NFB's winning projects are:
·     The Test Tube NFB.ca/testtube
·     Flub and Utter NFB.ca/flubandutter
·     NFB.ca/interactive, the NFB's platform for interactive works
·     Holy Mountain! NFB.ca/holymountain

Two NFB web projects each received a pair of awards from Applied Arts, Canada's visual communications magazine.

The Test Tube, a thought-provoking interactive project with David Suzuki about our insatiable appetites, the fallacy of growth and the things we can and can't change, received awards in the Public Service/Charity (Non-profit) and Experimental/Artistic categories.

Flub and Utter: A Poetic Memoir of the Mouth, created by Scott Nihill and Sabrina Saccoccio, and featuring the poetry of Jordan Scott, won in the Online Video and Experimental/Artistic categories.

NFB.ca/interactive, the NFB's platform for interactive works, and Holy Mountain!, a web documentary that looks at our relationship with the sacred through Montreal's Mount Royal, were both winners in the Entertainment, arts & tourism category. Holy Mountain! was created by Hélène de Billy and Gilbert Duclos with Montreal-based web design firm Departement.ca.

These latest honours come as the NFB awaits the announcement of the winning projects at the 2011 SXSW Interactive Awards, to be announced on March 15. The NFB has two finalists in the competition: The Test Tube in the Motion Graphics category and This Land thisland.NFB.ca, nominated in the Art category.

Canada's public producer, the NFB is expanding the vocabulary of 21st-century cinema and breaking new ground across a range of digital and cross-platform media, and focusing international attention on Canadian leadership and innovation in new media. To date, the NFB has won two Webby Awards, the Oscars of the internet. It's netted four Canadian New Media Awards, including Best Online Video Portal for its NFB.ca Screening Room. And the NFB iPhone app was named one of the best apps of the year by iTunes Canada and named Best Use of Content by TheAppleBlog.

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, including high-definition and 3D films, and with its acclaimed mobile apps, has offered more than 8 million views since its launch just two years ago.



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