A new home for the NFB’s Toronto studios at 145 Wellington St. West in the city’s Entertainment District
December 5, 2016 – Toronto – National Film Board of Canada (NFB)
On December 12, the National Film Board of Canada’s Canadian Francophonie Studio (Studio de la Francophonie canadienne) will move to its new home in Toronto’s Entertainment District at 145 Wellington Street West, Suite 1010. Located close to industry partners, creators and co-producers, and equipped with six digital editing suites, a 20-seat screening room and a virtual reality lab, the new premises are designed to meet the changing needs of film and interactive media creation. The site will also be home to the English Program’s Ontario Studio, headed by executive producer Anita Lee, and serve as the base for René Bourdages, Director General of Creation and Innovation, who is responsible for the NFB studio’s creative leadership.
Under executive producer Dominic Desjardins, the Canadian Francophonie Studio focuses on French linguistic-minority productions that reflect the richness and diversity of francophone culture and communities across the country. The Toronto production centre serves Central and Western Canada while its Moncton counterpart, headed by producer Jac Gautreau, handles Acadian works.
Recent productions from the Studio include the feature films From Sherbrooke to Brooks, directed by Roger Parent (Alberta), and Viola Léger, Together, directed by Rodolphe Caron (Acadia). One project in development is Voyages immobiles, an interactive virtual reality installation aimed at enhancing the bonds between North America’s French speakers and francophiles through cutting-edge immersive technologies.
Also moving to the new space are members of the NFB’s education, audience development, communications and marketing teams.
Canadian Francophonie Studio
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