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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Special holiday program at CineRobotheque

Press release

2011/11/30


Montreal, November 30, 2011 – The NFB’s CineRobotheque has an exciting holiday program lined up for you and your family.  On each weekend in December, beginning Saturday, December 3, you and your family can design an original greeting card that you can send to your nearest and dearest! This activity is also offered December 26 – 31 and January 2 – 8. During the same time, you can take a workshop to learn animation basics and create your own animated film! A selection of films will be shown every day on the silver screen: catch the best of the NFB’s latest animated films in a compilation that will please every family member. What’s more, both kids and adults will be delighted by vintage gems from the NFB Canada Vignettes series, as well as a biography of ideas featuring iconic Canadian scientist, educator, broadcaster and activist David Suzuki. In addition, every Tuesday through Sunday, family members can create their own personal screening sessions at the viewing stations offering more than 10,000 films!

ACTIVITY SCHEDULE

Each weekend in December
noon to 4 pm
FAMILY PROJECT: CREATE AN ANIMATED GREETING CARD
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DECEMBER 26 – 31 | JANUARY 2 – 8
ANIMATION WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Noon to 4 p.m.  You and your family can learn about animation filmmaking and create your own film by making puppets, paper cutouts and other objects come to life.

PROJECTIONS

1:30 p.m.     ANIMATION EXPRESS 2
1:30 p.m.     CANADA VIGNETTES : UNE HISTOIRE D'AMOUR (in French)
3:30 p.m.     CANADA VIGNETTES: A LOVE STORY
4 p.m.      FORCE OF NATURE: THE DAVID SUZUKI MOVIE

PERCONAL VIEWING STATIONS
Noon to 9 p.m. – 10,000 FILMS AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING   (FREE FOR ALL)

FREE FOR KIDS 12 AND UNDER
Workshops or screenings: $5


About the NFB

Canada’s public producer and distributor, the National Film Board of Canada creates interactive works, social-issue documentaries, auteur animation and alternative dramas that provide the world with a unique Canadian perspective. The NFB is developing the entertainment forms of the future in groundbreaking interactive productions, while pioneering new directions in 3D stereoscopic film, community-based media, and more. It works in collaboration with emerging and established 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 4 Webbys, 12 Oscars and more than 90 Genies. Over 2,000 NFB productions can be streamed online, at the NFB.ca Screening Room as well as via partnerships with the world’s leading video portals, while the NFB’s growing family of apps for smartphones, tablets and connected TV delivers the experience of cinema to Canadians everywhere.

The National Film Board of Canada’s showcase in the heart of Montreal, the CineRobotheque is a multimedia centre providing outstanding access to NFB films, filmmakers and expertise. The CineRobotheque offers a one-of-a-kind cinema experience: Visitors can enjoy close to 10,000 films on personal viewing stations, a rich program of public screenings with debates and discussions, educational workshops as well as a DVD sales and rental counter. For more information, visit nfb.ca/cinerobotheque or call 514-496-6887.


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Marie-Claude Lépine
Coordinator, Promotions and Community Relations
NFB CineRobotheque
156 St. Denis Street
Montreal
514-496-6301
m.lepine@nfb.ca