NFB LAUNCHES NATIONAL CONSULTATION WITH ARTISTS AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE CANADIAN AUDIOVISUAL SECTOR
November 26, 2019 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB)
Between January and March 2020, Claude Joli-Coeur, the Government Film Commissioner and Chairperson of the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), will be undertaking a series of cross-country consultations with creators and professional associations in the Canadian audiovisual sector, to discuss the issues and priorities that will inform the NFB’s 2020–2023 Strategic Plan.
These consultations will take place in partnership with the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA), the Documentary Organization of Canada (DOC), the Directors Guild of Canada (DGC), the Association des réalisateurs et réalisatrices du Québec (ARRQ) and ONF/NFB Creation.
In the coming days, each organization will be sending a survey to all of its members to determine the key issues and priorities to be discussed during these meetings. The survey, compilation of responses, and analysis of results will be managed by the participating associations.
Creators do not need to belong to one of the organizations above to attend the consultation sessions or participate in the survey.
“This tour will allow us to discuss the most important issues related to creation and distribution at the NFB. The participation of artists, creative crews, and partners is essential to our vision of the future, and our collective efforts.”
– Claude Joli-Coeur, Government Film Commissioner and Chairperson of the NFB
PRELIMINARY TOUR SCHEDULE
|Week of January 13, 2020
|Week of January 20, 2020
||Edmonton and Vancouver
|Week of February 10, 2020
|Week of February 24, 2020
||Montreal (sessions in French and English)
|Week of March 2, 2020
||Halifax and Moncton
These consultations are a critical step in defining the future of the NFB, whose mandate is to produce and distribute distinctive, innovative and original audiovisual works that interpret Canada and its diverse perspectives to Canadians and the rest of the world.
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About the NFB
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