Institutional Program

Projects in production and development

Title

Genre / Length

Director, NFB Producer and Co-Producer

Synopsis

Release

In Production

Kyma – Power of Waves

KYMAFiction – 23 min.

Director: Phillipe Baylaucq

Producers: René Chénier
In collaboration with Space for Life and the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium in Montreal

Kyma – Power of Waves
Launching at the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium in May 2017, Kyma will transport audiences into a 360˚ allegorical tale of how our universe―and all of us―are composed of waves. From music to light, from the smallest particle to vast galaxies, Kyma is a voyage through the wavelength of life, combining artists, musicians and acrobats in a stunning immersive show.

May 2017
ONE DAY ON THE FRANCHÈRE BRIDGE

ONE DAY ON THE FRANCHÈRE BRIDGE
Installation, animation, special projection

Director: Phillipe Baylaucq

Producers: René Chénier, Jean-Marie Comeau
In collaboration with the Pointe-à-Callière Museum

Bridging cinema, art installation, sculpture and archaeology, A Day on the Franchère Bridge is a unique immersive experience that plunges the viewer into the world of 19th-century Montreal, at the site of the city’s very first stone bridge. The work takes audiences on a journey through time, enacting a speeded-up day in the life of the bridge based on available technical information. It uses impressive holographic projections that introduce a variety of characters, contextualized through image and sound. Conceived and created by Philippe Baylaucq, with contributions from animation filmmaker Claude Cloutier, creative producer Jean-Marie Comeau and NFB executive producer René Chénier, the installation was launched in 2017 at the Pointe-à-Callière Montreal Archaeology and History Complex. The one-minute experimental film will be shown in a loop for the next 10 years, just 22 metres from the site of the historic bridge.

May 2017
ARCTIC GALLERY ENTRANCE EXPERIENCE (CMN)

ARCTIC GALLERY ENTRANCE EXPERIENCE (CMN) Interactive museum installation – 5 min.

Creator:  Etienne Paquette

Producers: Hugues Sweeney
In collaboration with the Canadian Museum of Nature

The Canadian Museum of Nature is working with the NFB to create the entry experience of the new exhibition, The Arctic Gallery. The exhibition will be divided into two large spaces: the Hall, emotional; and the Wing, didactic.
The entry experience will be located in the Hall and will be visitors’ first point of contact with the exhibition. The goal is to create a visitor experience, an emotional and intimate connection with the Arctic, through multisensory (visual, auditory and haptic) multimedia experiences.

June 2017
2017 GOVERNOR GENERAL’S PERFORMING ARTS AWARDS

PRIX DU GOUVERNEUR GÉNÉRAL 2017 Documentary

Shirley Vercruysse
Dominic Desjardins
Justine Pimlott
Denis McCready
Marc Bertrand
Kat Baulu
Jon Montes
June 2017
C4C

C4CDocumentary

Director: To be determined

Producers: Michelle van Busekom (PA) and André Picard (PPI)

Our contemporary project will focus on issues of inclusion, and challenge Canadians to use storytelling to engage with family, friends and neighbors of different backgrounds and beliefs. Using digital media to capture, animate and share these authentic conversations across national platforms, Challenge for Change will inspire a national conversation about who we are at 150―and who we want to become, together.

Summer 2017
EXPO67 LIVE

EXPO67 LIVEDocumentary, special projection

Director: Karine Lanoie-Brien

Producer: René Chénier
In collaboration with the Society for the Celebrations of Montréal’s 375th Anniversary

A unique space layout. A series of animated thematic tableaux over several screens. The wonder of Expo 67, as if you were there in person! Through modern technology, using immersive images and sounds from the day, a return to this remarkable time becomes possible. Relive the birth of the islands. Experience the most popular pavilions of Expo 67, while riding the minirail. This multimedia immersion rekindles the spirit of this great historic moment from not so long ago to make the impossible possible!

September 2017

In Development

HOLOPRJECT

Animated interactive work

Creator: François Chalet
Producer: Marc Bertrand

Leading-edge technology and a director of animated works meet… the result: an interactive holographic work!

Spring 2018
LABYRINTHE 2019

Documentary, special projection

Director: To be determined

Producer: René Chénier

On a vast (68’–80’) inverted-T screen, inspired by the amazing appearance of multiform screens at Expo 67, such as the magnificent cross-shaped screen of the NFB Labyrinth Pavilion, filmmakers will take a three-part look at Expo 67, first in 1967, then in 2017, and lastly a glimpse into the future in 2067.

To be determined
OCEAN SCHOOL

OCEAN SCHOOL Educational/interactive installation

Production: Paul McNeil & Jac Gautreau
In collaboration with: Dalhousie University

An original multimedia and multi-year educational public engagement project, Ocean School uses innovative teaching and narrative techniques to help create informed citizens to protect our oceans.

2017–2020
MAISON LAURIER

Interactive work

Creator:  Cédric Chabuel

Producer: Louis-Richard Tremblay
In collaboration with Parks Canada

Home of Prime Ministers William Mackenzie King and Wilfred Laurier. Creation of personalized audio experience located in the kitchen, restored to the 1930s to 1950s. The content, stories from people of the day, will be triggered by an RFID chip in visitors’ tags.

To be determined
OFIFC

OFIFC DOC/EDU/VR

Director: To be determined
In collaboration with the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres

Foster Indigenous participation in Canadian society while respecting their cultural identity and highlighting their contribution to our society.
Five-part project:
The film
Seven short films
Seven workshops for young people
Online educational resources
And last, a VR component devoted primarily to schools.

Fall 2017
PATRIATION

Full French version Website
Interactive

Creator: Kat Cizek

Producer: Bonnie Thompson
In collaboration with the Centre for Constitutional Studies

In 1981–82 Canada ‘patriated’ its Constitution, or brought it home and made it our own. But how familiar are we, as Canadians, with our Constitution? How did it come about? Why is it important to understand its history and its relevance to our day to day lives? These questions are answered in this interactive project, targeted at secondary and university students and citizens. It brings the Canadian Constitution to life in an engaging experience in which the user will discover the high drama of constitution making, when conflicting goals, aspirations and visions of Canada challenged one another to shape our country’s supreme law, and how the Constitution has had lasting consequences on how we are governed, the powers of provinces, the possibility of Indigenous self-governance, and the fundamental rights of Canadians.

September 2017

Under study

A MONUMENT TO NEIGHBOURS

A MONUMENT TO NEIGHBOURS Special project

Producer:  Jelena Popovic (PA Animation)

A monument to Neighbours, the 1952 Academy-Award-winning film by Norman McLaren. A little stone flower in the grass on the public property where the film was made, married with an audio-visual experience of the film (likely an augmented reality experience of the film) to convey its story, its pixilation technique, and its opera-like synthetic sound music score (also hand-crafted by McLaren).

To be determined
CANADIAN RACE RELATIONS FOUNDATION (CRRF)

EDU/Interactive

To be determined

To be determined
FULLDOME 2 (CANADIAN PLANETARIUMS)

Documentary, special projection

Inspired by the model implemented by René Chénier with the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium in Montreal, we will finance, produce and distribute a second innovative work in partnership with Canadian planetariums. To be determined
LEONARD COHEN (MAC)

Interactive

À déterminer To be determined
POSSIBLES (LA SERRE, PQDS)

Interactive

Possibles will offer, over the 12 months of the 375th anniversary of Montreal and in 12 unusual locations with non-artistic vocations, 12 works by emerging artists selected by 12 creative partners from 12 artistic disciplines. These in situ works will reflect the sustainable development of the metropolis. The project will wind up with the presentation of a manifesto on the question, “What are my hopes for Montreal in 25 years?” The NFB would launch and oversee the project site, chronicle the works and their creative process, and participate in creating the Manifesto. To be determined
UNINTERRUPTED

Unusual projections

During the summer of 2017, Uninterrupted will transform the entire half-mile span of Vancouver’s Cambie Bridge. As the light dims each evening, audiences will be immersed in the extraordinary journey of migrating Pacific salmon, unfolding around them on the many undersurfaces of the bridge. A blend of cinematic storytelling and high-tech art installation, this unique event will bring the heart of BC’s Adams River right into the heart of the city through a half-hour spectacle of projected digital imagery. To be determined
VIMY

Interactive

NFB contribution to opening of the Visitor Education Centre at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial Summer 2017