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 wins two Boomerang Grand Prix awards for its interactive productions BLA BLA and My Tribe Is My Life

Press release


Montreal, December 2, 2011 – The National Film Board of Canada was honoured on December 1 with two Boomerang Grand Prix awards: BLA BLA garnered the Site fou mais formidable prize, while My Tribe Is My Life won in the Site expérientiel category.

BLA BLA by Vincent Morisset, a Quebec filmmaker and interactivity pioneer who is world-renowned for his work with the band Arcade Fire, is a unique adventure determined by the interaction between the viewer and the website. Developed by AATOAA, BLA BLA is produced by Hugues Sweeney of the NFB. You can play it over (and over and over) at blabla.nfb.ca.

The interactive webdoc My Tribe Is My Life at nfb.ca/mytribe plunges us into the worlds of eight music fans, showing us how the Internet has transformed their interpersonal relationships and helped them forge their identities. Individual portraits filmed by Myriam Verreault and web direction by Alex Leduc of l’Atelier Deux Huit Huit; produced by Hugues Sweeney of the NFB.

This year marked the 17th edition of the Boomerang awards, which celebrate the best work in interactive communications in Quebec.

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. 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.

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Stéphane Burelle, NFB Publicist
Telephone: 514-283-9607
Cell: 514-242-0900
E-mail: s.burelle@nfb.ca

Lily Robert, Director, Corporate Communications, NFB
Telephone: 514-283-3838
Cell: 514-296-8261
E-mail: l.robert@nfb.ca