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 OCTAS Award

Press release

2012/06/04


Montreal, June 4, 2012 – On Saturday, June 2, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) won an OCTAS Award in the Mobile Solutions category for its iPad application, developed in collaboration with WhereCloud. The application provides free viewing access to over 2,000 NFB short and long documentary, animated and fiction films.

The OCTAS gala was held at the Quebec City Convention Centre with Jean-Yves Roy, CEO of the Institut national d'optique (INO), serving as honorary president. OCTAS awards have been granted annually since 1987 by Réseau ACTION TI in recognition of excellence in Quebec's information technology sector.

About the NFB

The National Film Board of Canada creates groundbreaking interactive works, social-issue documentaries and auteur animation. The NFB's award-winning content can be seen at NFB.ca and on apps for smartphones, tablets and connected TV. Canada's public producer and distributor since 1939, the NFB has created over 13,000 productions and won over 5,000 awards, including 6 Webbys, 12 Oscars and more than 90 Genies.

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Information:

Pat Dillon, NFB Publicist
Telephone: 514-283-9411
Cell: 514 206-1750
E-mail: p.a.dillon@nfb.ca

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