Bill Reid Remembers

Annual list of TIFF celebrates best in Canadian cinema

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Montreal – Three works by National Film Board of Canada (NFB) filmmakers have been named to this year’s edition of Canada’s Top Ten—an annual list of the country’s finest short and feature-length films, announced by the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on December 8. Nisha Pahuja’s documentary To Kill a Tiger was chosen as part of the feature film selection. The Notice Pictures/NFB co-production has already …

Francesca Accinelli Interim Executive Director and CEO Telefilm Canada

Take biodiversity break with films and VR works

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Montreal – From December 9 to 12, 2022, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and Telefilm Canada are joining forces to present Green Space, a series of film screenings, virtual reality (VR) experiences and panel discussions, all free of charge, as part of the official cultural programming of COP15 in Montreal. This international conference aims to slow biodiversity loss worldwide. Green Space will be accessible by …

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NFB congratulates filmmaker Mireille Dansereau

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Montreal – The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) would like to congratulate Quebec women’s film pioneer Mireille Dansereau on winning the 2022 Albert Tessier Award. One of the 16 Prix du Québec handed out each year, the Albert Tessier Award is the highest honour in Quebec cinema. It celebrates Ms. Dansereau’s lifetime of rich artistic contributions to Quebec film. The director, producer, screenwriter …

Chipewyan Prairie Dene First Nation director

4 Indigenous works from NFB featured at imagineNATIVE Film 

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Toronto – Audiences at the 2022 imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival will experience powerful and timely Indigenous storytelling across all genres, with four National Film Board of Canada (NFB) produced or co-produced works selected. This year’s festival takes place in person in Toronto from October 18 to 23, followed by six days of online programming from October 24 to 30, geo-restricted to Canada. …

Jeunes pousses

NFB launches 4th edition of Jeunes pousses digital apprenticeship

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Montreal – The Jeunes pousses digital apprenticeship program is back in a new and improved format at the National Film Board of Canada (NFB). Eligibility for this paid internship program, initially launched in partnership with Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and now in its fourth edition, has been expanded to all students in all universities, as well as CEGEP students in the last year of …

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NFB storytelling at this year’s Calgary Int’l Film Festival

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Vancouver – The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) selection at this year’s Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) will feature audacious storytelling from around the world, across Alberta and the North. A total of five NFB films will screen at this year’s festival, with world premieres of a new feature documentary by journalist and filmmaker Michelle Shephard and a short doc by Chipewyan Prairie …

Gerald Potterton

National Film Board of Canada marks passing of Gerald Potterton

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Montreal – The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is saddened to learn of the death of filmmaker Gerald Potterton (1931–2022), who died at the Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins Hospital in Cowansville, Quebec, on the evening of Tuesday, August 23, at the age of 91. A native of London, England, and student of the Hammersmith Art School, Gerald emigrated to Canada in 1954 …

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National Film Board of Canada films now featured on Tubi 

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Toronto – The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and Tubi have signed a new distribution deal, which will bring acclaimed NFB films to Tubi, FOX’s free ad-supported video-on-demand platform, across Canada, the U.S. and Australia. The NFB is an Oscar-winning source of powerful storytelling, and Tubi is kicking off an ongoing relationship with the NFB with 29 titles, available now for free—films that …

Fantasia 2022

Fantasia 2022: NFB’s Hothouse 13 brings 6 world premieres to festival  

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Montreal – The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) returns to Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival with six world premieres of animated shorts produced through its Hothouse program, which brings together emerging animation talent from across Canada. Now in its 13th season, the NFB’s Hothouse program in Montreal has helped kickstart the careers of acclaimed animators from across Canada. Over 50 animators have come through the …

Daughter of the Crater

National Film Board of Canada pays tribute to documentary filmmaker Danic Champoux

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Montreal –  It is with great sadness that the National Film Board of Canada has learned of the far-too-early death of Danic Champoux, a documentary filmmaker who’s been working in the Quebec cinema landscape for the last 20 years. The four films he directed or co-directed with the NFB—My Father, Sessions, Self(less) Portrait and Daughter of the Crater—attest to his boundless curiosity, remarkable eclecticism, …