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 (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 legacy is honoured every year at the Festival international du cinéma francophone en Acadie (FICFA) through the Prix La Vague/Léonard Forest, awarded to the best Acadian medium-length and feature film.

Since its creation, the Studio has produced more than 120 works, over 30 of which were co-produced 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 produced a significant body of work—films exploring their hopes and fears, their sense of belonging and of being apart, their history and literature, while expressing their own unique points of view on universal subjects and remaining rooted in local culture and realities.

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, became the Studio’s first interactive production intended solely for the Web. The work also paved the way to a new partnership with the university, this time for an interactive Web project on the French language in Canada. Launched in 2013, Ta parole est en jeu found appreciative audiences in francophone communities across the country.  

Address

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

Executive Producer: Dominic Desjardins

Producer: Jac Gautreau

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