The virtual reality experience This Is Not a Ceremony, created by Niitsitapi writer and director Ahnahktsipiitaa (Colin Van Loon), is now touring communities and festivals across Canada, giving more people the opportunity to experience this powerful and cinematic Indigenous VR work.
Audiences in Ontario will soon be able to enjoy Jeremiah Hayes’ powerful feature documentary Dear Audrey, when this acclaimed National Film Board of Canada/Cineflix/Jeremiah Hayes co-production opens at Ottawa’s Mayfair Theatre and Toronto’s Revue Cinema.
The Festival international du cinéma francophone en Acadie (FICFA) has announced its initial selection of films, and among the titles are two NFB documentaries directed by Acadian filmmakers: L’Ordre secret (The Secret Order) by Phil Comeau and Croque-mort: C’est beau la vie! (Undertaker for Life!) by Georges Hannan, both of which will be having their world premieres.
Michelle Shephard’s heart-wrenching and provocative look at journalism, TVO Original The Perfect Story, is launching this fall with screenings in Calgary (September 24) and Toronto (October 5) ahead of a world broadcast premiere on TVO, TVO.org, YouTube and smart TV services on October 18. nfb.ca is also streaming the film for free starting November 1.
The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is marking this year’s Truth and Reconciliation Week with interactive, virtual and in-person events to bring Canadians closer to Indigenous culture, history and its diverse people.
The National Film Board of Canada is making a strong showing at the Festival du nouveau cinéma (FNC) with six productions or co-productions—one animated short, two documentary features and three virtual reality (VR) works—in the lineup. Two of these projects are world premieres; the remainder have already made their mark on the national and international festival circuits. The 51st Festival du nouveau cinéma takes place in Montreal from October 5 to 16, 2022.
The National Film Board of Canada and the Ocean Frontier Institute’s Ocean School is kicking off the new school year with a new bilingual resource library on its platform that gives students and teachers a wider view of what happens in our oceans.
The 2022 Lunenburg Doc Fest will feature four NFB-produced and co-produced documentaries by Jeremiah Hayes (Dear Audrey, 2021), Tanya Tagaq and Chelsea McMullan (Ever Deadly, 2022), Daniel Léger (The Artisans, 2018) and Melaw Nakehk’o (K’i Tah Amongst the Birch, 2020).
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.
The very first public event hosted by the NFB at its new Montreal headquarters in Îlot Balmoral, next to Place des Festivals, will take place Saturday, October 1, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., as part of the Journées de la culture.
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 a trade program, across Canada, as long as they are enrolled in the current academic year (2022–23).
With a selection of six short films—four of which are in competition, including The Flying Sailor by renowned filmmakers Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis—and the world premiere of a feature documentary screening as a special presentation, as well as a retrospective, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) takes pride of place at the 2022 Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF). The largest festival devoted solely to animation in North America, the OIAF will run from September 21 to 25.
Three world premieres from the National Film Board of Canada’s BC and Yukon Studio in Vancouver will be headlining a powerful selection of NFB documentary, animated and VR storytelling at this year’s Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF).
Director General of Creation and Innovation Julie Roy announced today that Rohan Fernando has been named Executive Producer of the National Film Board of Canada’s Quebec and Atlantic Studio, where he will be based out of the NFB’s Halifax office. Rohan joined the studio as a producer in 2018 and has been serving as the interim executive producer since April 2022.
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 Canada and the North.