New distribution agreement between the NFB and the International Festival on Art (FIFA)
January 25, 2023 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB)
The National Film Board of Canada and the International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) have reached a new distribution agreement regarding the screening of 32 films on the FIFA’s ARTS.FILM platform throughout 2023.
“The NFB is delighted to offer even greater access to art and artists through this agreement. Our collection is rich in films that explore all forms of artistic expression, and the FIFA, with its ARTS.FILM platform, is a partner of choice for bringing these bold and original works to audiences.” – Nathalie Bourdon, Director, Distribution and Market Development (NFB)
“With this agreement, ARTS.FILM confirms its place as the standard-bearer for Canadian films about art and Canadian creators. Adding these 32 carefully selected films to the catalogue, including both recent productions and classic works, allows us to better appreciate the richly nuanced history of our cinema and cultural heritage.” – Philippe U. del Drago, Executive and Artistic Director (FIFA)
NFB productions available on ARTS.FILM in 2023:
- Four award-winning animated shorts can be enjoyed as of now:
- Other films will be programmed during the year, including works that are not currently available free of charge on nfb.ca, like Le Québec as Seen by Cartier-Bresson, produced by Guy Glover (1969), Reel Injun by Neil Diamond, Catherine Bainbridge and Jeremiah Hayes (2010), and Norman McLaren: Animated Musician by Donald McWilliams (2014).
The ARTS.FILM platform offers unlimited access to films about art across the country, through an annual subscription.
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About the NFB
The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is one of the foremost creative centres in the world. As a public producer and distributor of Canadian content, a talent incubator and a lever for Canada’s creative sector, the NFB produces nearly one hundred titles every year—from socially engaged documentaries and auteur animation to groundbreaking interactive works and participatory experiences. It was among the first cultural organizations to make clear commitments to gender parity; to launch an action plan with the goal of supporting Indigenous perspectives; and to establish concrete actions and targets that promote diversity, equity and inclusion. In addition to serving as a reference point around the world for digitization and preservation practices, the NFB ensures the long-term conservation of its works as part of the audiovisual heritage of all Canadians.