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TheNFB Showcase at Victoria Film Festival 2021

11 Jan

Six National Film Board of Canada (NFB) produced and co-produced feature-length documentaries and animated shorts are being showcased at this year’s Victoria Film Festival (February 5–14, 2021).

Like many other events, this city’s celebration of cinema is going online for residents in British Columbia to screen. The organization announced their line-up earlier today. For details, please visit their website.

For those living in other regions interested in seeing either these works or others, please check out your local film festival listings.

The following will be presented:

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Seven New releases on NFB.ca this Month!

4 Jun

National Film Board of CanadaThroughout the month of June, seven new titles will be added to the selection of free content on NFB.ca, featuring the world premiere of The Tournamenta new short film by Winnipeg-based Métis filmmaker Sam Vint—along with new titles for Pride Month and National Indigenous History Month.

They’re being added to the NFB’s extensive catalogue of more than 4,000 titles online and its collection of some 100 interactive works, almost all of which are available at no charge.

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The NFB Celebrates International Animation Day with New Work!

28 Oct

This week is filled with two celebrations! It’s not only International Animation Day (October 28) but also All Hallow’s Eve (Oct 31st). The two can go hand in hand acknowledging the season (one such work does), but for The National Film Board of Canada, they are acknowledging four works by women as well as new Indigenous animation from the Hothouse Animation Apprenticeship program. They are now available for streaming online at NFB.ca

The releases are:

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The NFB Defines The Physics of Sorrow

19 Sep

By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Georgi Gospodinov’s “The Physics of Sorrow” is animated by Theodore Ushev (best known for Blind Yaysha), and this director/artist’s approach is hauntingly beautiful. It made its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (Sept 5-15, 2019) and is produced by the National Film Board of Canada. I suspect this animated short will have a few more cinematic screenings before becoming available online. I recommend the big screen version because of the artistry put into the work.

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