A man and a woman holding a photo of their demolished home in a Moncton neighbourhood. Photo taken from Like a Thief in the Night, a 2010 documentary short directed by Marie-Thérèse François.

Canadian Francophonie Studio – Acadie

The Canadian Francophonie Studio – Acadie (which was originally called Studio Acadie), part of the NFB’s French Program, was established in 1974 (with the considerable support of Acadian filmmaker Léonard Forest. Forest’s name will henceforth be honoured every year at the Festival international du cinéma francophone en Acadie (FICFA) through the award of the Prix La Vague/Léonard Forest for the best Acadian medium-length and feature film.

Since its creation, the Studio has produced more than 130 films and co-produced over 30 with local partners. The Studio’s films, mainly documentaries, have won more than 30 awards and special mentions. Since the Studio’s inception, it has worked with over 30 filmmakers, who have made their mark by presenting their hopes and anxieties, their history and literature, their belonging and their differences, as well as expressing their particular point of view, rooted in the regional reality, on universal subjects.

Eager as always to explore new possibilities, the Studio recently made the shift to multiplatform digital production. Ça tournait dans ma tête, produced in conjunction with the Learning Technologies Group at the Université de Moncton, has become its first interactive production intended solely for the Web. The work has also paved the way to a new partnership with the university, this time regarding an interactive Web project on the French language—a much more ambitious undertaking that will be of great interest to Francophone communities across Canada. The Canadian Francophonie Studio – Acadie is proud to promote and support the development of cinema for all francophones in the four Atlantic provinces.



Canadian Francophonie Studio – Acadie
Heritage Court
95 Foundry Street, Suite 100
Moncton, NB E1C 5H7

Executive Producer: Dominic Desjardins

Producer: Maryse Chapdelaine

Telephone : 506-851-6104
Toll-free : 1-866-663-8331
Fax : 506-851-2246
E-mail : infofrancophonieacadie@nfb.ca