Tag: NFB

press release: NFB at TIFF 2018, Snowden and Fine’s Animal Behaviour and Patrick Bouchard’s the Subject

August 1, 2018 – Toronto – National Film Board of Canada (NFB) Coming at a moment of profound political and social crisis, Astra Taylor’s latest National Film Board of Canada www.nfb.ca (NFB) feature documentary, What Is Democracy?, makes its North…

From the Internets: Window Horses Director, Anne Marie Fleming on Joining the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, courtesy of CBC.ca

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, the organization that hands out Oscars every year, invited a ton of new members this year as part of a push to integrate more diverse voices into their membership. One of those…

from the internets: Frederator Talks to Animation Director Elise Simard

Interesting to see Montreal animation director Elise Simard getting some attention from the gang at Frederator. There’s a terrific interview with Elise up on the Frederator tumblr, here’s the link: http://frederator-studios.frederator.com/tagged/Canadian_animation Go read it.

press release: NFB at OIAF 2017

A leader in auteur animation for over 75 years, the NFB has 12 new short films showcased at the 2017 Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF), including eight in official competition: Matthew Rankin’s THE TESLA WORLD LIGHT; Chintis Lundgren’s Manivald; Eva…

press release: NFB announces three-year plan to redefine its relationship with Indigenous peoples

Key commitments include: 4 percent of NFB workforce to identify as Indigenous by 2025; Indigenous-led production to represent a minimum of 15 percent of overall production spending; and the creation of protocols/guidelines for production and distribution and use of archives…

press release: Matthew Rankin’s THE TESLA WORLD LIGHT (NFB) selected to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival’s International Critics’ Week

So this is pretty cool. The Tesla World Light, Matthew Rankin, provided by the National Film Board of Canada Here’s the press release. Matthew Rankin’s THE TESLA WORLD LIGHT (NFB) selected to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival’s International Critics’ Week…

showcase: Howie Shia’s BAM, courtesy of the NFB

This. Thank you to the NFB for working with directors like Howie. I love this film. Howie Shia’s BAM is next to perfect. The craft and skill of execution so wonderfully compliment the creative. Enjoy. BAM, Howie Shia, National Film…

press release: NFB’s Carface directed by Claude Cloutier wins at 2015 Sommets du cinéma d’animation

  Carface (Autos Portraits) by Claude Cloutier, a short produced by Julie Roy for the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), won the International Competition Prize at the 2015 Sommets du cinéma d’animation earlier this evening. The Festival ran from…

from the internets: ALL THE HOTHOUSE FILMS

This year’s crop of Hothouse short films are online for your viewing pleasure. I love this program. Years ago there was funding for what was called “calling card films”. An opportunity for young film-makers to independently produce a film that…

press release: NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA WINS FIVE CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS

National Film Board of Canada (NFB) productions and craftspeople have received five 2015 Canadian Screen Awards, presented by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, recognizing excellence in film, television and digital media. NFB winners: Best Original Interactive Production Produced…

Press Release: NFB Launches Hothouse 10 Films Online

DISCOVER NEW SHORT FILMS BY EMERGING ANIMATORS AT NFB.CA AS THE 10TH EDITION OF “HOTHOUSE” LAUNCHES ONLINE, MARCH 9 Oscar winner Chris Landreth is this year’s mentoring director February 26, 2015 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada Beginning…

press release: Way To Go is Yours to Experience

After its world premiere at Sundance, Vincent Morisset’s  WAY TO GO is available today online for FREE! The online experience can be found at http://www.a-way-to-go.com Way to Go is an interactive experience for human beings between 5 and 105 years…

press release: NFB Announces PASSING OF DIRECTOR-PRODUCER RENÉ JODOIN

PASSING OF DIRECTOR-PRODUCER RENÉ JODOIN An early collaborator of Norman McLaren, founder of the NFB’s French Animation Studio and recipient of the 2001 Prix Albert-Tessier January 26, 2015 – Montreal, National Film Board of Canada (NFB) Director-producer René Jodoin passed…

Oscar Nominations Announced, Torill Kove’s Me and Moulton for Best Animated Short

For a whole bunch of people, today was a very exciting day. Oscar nominations were announced this morning. Here are the animation nominees: Best Animated Feature • Big Hero 6 (Walt Disney Feature Animation) Directed by Canadian-raised, Missouri-born, Chris Williams.…

Amir Avni’s McLaren retrospective available online

In honour of the legendary Canadian-by-way-of-Scottish animation pioneer, Norman McLaren’s 100th birthday, animator Amir Avni put together a wonderful tribute that was presented at this year’s Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI). I wasn’t able to catch it there, but…

OIAF 2014 Winners Announced! Poland and Canada Take Top Prizes

  OTTAWA (September 20, 2014)— The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) competition component has come to an end with the highly anticipated award ceremonies, which were held this evening at St. Brigid’s Centre for the Arts. OIAF organizers announced the…

press release: NFB swag at Roots

ROOTS CELEBRATES THE NFB’S 75TH ANNIVERSARY WITH LIMITED EDITION COLLECTION Wear your love of great Canadian cinema with tees, longsleeves and hoodies featuring images from classic animation and the NFB’s iconic retro logo Roots has teamed up with the National…

from the internets: Oscar-Winning Animator Torril Kove at TIFF

CP24 ran a nice little interview with Award-winning animator, and Concordia alum, Torril Kove. Torril is a wonderful filmmaker and her latest, Me and my Moulton, will be screening at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. Here the link: http://www.cp24.com/entertainment-news/oscar-winner-torill-kove-among-big-talents-unspooling-short-films-at-tiff-1.1982247#ixzz3Bm8m7CBE

OIAF 2014 Announces Selection For Feature Film Category

LEMONS, CONVICTS AND CARTOONISTS A RICH AND ENGAGING COLLECTION OF FEATURE FILMS TO BE SHOWCASED IN THE OIAF 2014 COMPETITION OTTAWA (July 4, 2014) – The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) is pleased to announce the selection of films competing…

Hothouse 10 Call for Submissions

This post is pure cut and paste, respectfully. Go here to see the original post. I should just add that the NFB’s Hothouse program is one of the most important and vital film-making opportunities in Canada. There aren’t  lot of…

press release: Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre’s Jutra selected for Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes

“An original mix of animation and documentary, Jutra by Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre juxtaposes the two genres to push the boundaries of filmmaking. As such, it aptly illustrates how the NFB, on the eve of its 75th anniversary, continues to serve as…

NFB’s Filmmaker Assistance Program Guidelines

There’s been a few changes to the National Film Board’s Filmmaker Assistance Program guidelines. For those who don’t know, the FAP is “not a funding (cash) program. Assistance is offered in the form of technical services, up to a maximum…

press release: NFB Launches StopMo Studio App

The NFB has relaunched their stop-motion app, and I’m dying to try it out. NFB StopMo Studio – Navigation from National Film Board of Canada on Vimeo. Animator Patrick Bouchard made this with it: NFB StopMo Studio – No Disturbing…

from the internets: More Cordell Barker on NFB Blog

Cordell “the Cat Came Back” Barker has another blog post over on the NFB blog. He’s just finished up a stint at the NFB Montreal studio working a stop motion segment for his newest film. Stop-motion is a new medium…

press release: McLaren Wall-to-Wall: NFB and Quartier des Spectacles Partnership issue call for projects to mark centenary of celebrated Canadian filmmaker Norman McLaren

  Montreal, December 5, 2013 – Norman McLaren, one of the most famous animation filmmakers in the world, would have been 100 years old in 2014. McLaren brought an energy and vision to animation filmmaking that live on to this…

from the internets: NFB Animation Blog

For anyone who’s interested in a peek at the world of NFB animation, they update their blog on a pretty regular basis. You’ll find posts from the Hothouse program, occasional thoughts from famed Canadian animator Cordell Barker, and other animated…