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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National Film Board of Canada lights up the Théâtre de Verdure

Press release


Montreal, July 30, 2012 – After a five-year absence, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is back with an open-air screening of its recent animation at the enchanting Théâtre de Verdure. Join director Patrick Doyon, whose film Sunday was nominated for an Oscar, and NFB producer Julie Roy for a program of seven films that feature the varied animation techniques used at the NFB and have won 35 international prizes to date.

Daniel Racine, host of the show CINÉFIX on CIBL, will be master of ceremonies for the evening. A unique chance to meet with young director Patrick Doyon and ask him about his experience at this year's Oscars.

The event will take place in French on Thursday, August 9, at 8:30 p.m.
Admission is free, and the films are suitable for the whole family.
Duration: 78 minutes


Sunday – Patrick Doyon   
Nominated for a 2012 Oscar, winner of seven awards, including the 2012 Jutra for Best Animated Film.

Wild Life – Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby   
Nominated for a 2012 Oscar, winner of 11 awards.

Big Drive – Anita Lebeau   
Won awards in Seattle and Winnipeg.

Nunavut Animation Lab: The Bear Facts – Jonathan Wright

Here and the Great Elsewhere – Michèle Lemieux   
Opening film at Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois 2012, award winner at Poznan.

Romance – Georges Schwizgebel   
Winner of four awards, including the Genie for Best Animated Short Film

The Lost Town of Świteź – Kamil Polak   
Winner of 10 awards.

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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Nadine Viau, NFB Publicist
Telephone: 514-496-4486
Cell: 514-458-9745
E-mail: n.viau@nfb.ca

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