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The NFB stays on course for gender parity. Platinum Parity Certification from Women in Governance.


March 5, 2021 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB)

For the past five years, the NFB has maintained its commitment to gender parity, and it continues to achieve its goals in terms of both the number of productions and budget allocation. Women from a variety of backgrounds and places continue to participate fully, especially since the public producer and distributor has increased its total number of projects in progress, from 269 in 2019–2020 to 298 in 2020–2021.*

If parity is well entrenched within the NFB, it will always remain a priority objective. The NFB will continue its efforts, particularly with respect to certain key creative positions, especially in the areas of cinematography and music composition, where objectives have not been met. These efforts will be coordinated with those of our industry partners.

We are pleased to say that for the second consecutive year, Women in Governance has awarded the NFB Platinum Parity Certification, the organization’s highest gender-parity certification level.


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    Founded in 1939, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is a one-of-a-kind producer, co-producer and distributor of distinctive, engaging, relevant and innovative documentary and animated films. As a talent incubator, it is one of the world’s leading creative centres. The NFB has enabled Canadians to tell and hear each other’s stories for over eight decades, and its films are a reliable and accessible educational resource. The NFB is also recognized around the world for its expertise in preservation and conservation, and for its rich and vibrant collection of works, which form a pillar of Canada’s cultural heritage. To date, the NFB has produced more than 14,000 works, 6,500 of which can be streamed free of charge at nfb.ca. The NFB and its productions and co-productions have earned over 7,000 awards, including 11 Oscars and an Honorary Academy Award for overall excellence in cinema.