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NFB Film Pioneer Colin Low Dies Age 89

Colin Low, a pioneering filmmaker whose groundbreaking career with the National Film Board of Canada spanned over six decades, died in Montreal on February 24 at the age of 89. “The ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar Shorts Contender ‘Carface’ Wins Sommets Fest in Montreal

Carface (Autos Portraits) by Claude Cloutier, a short produced by Julie Roy for the National Film Board of Canada, won the Prix Guy-L.-Coté for Best Canadian Animation Film at the ... Continue Reading →
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10 Animated Shorts Advance in Oscar Race

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has named the 10 animated short films advancing to the next consideration stage  for the 88th Academy Awards, taking place February ... Continue Reading →
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Montreal Stop-Mo Fest Reveals 2015 Lineup

The 2015 Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival, taking place at the Concordia University’s J.A. de Seve Theater this September 25-17, will celebrate its lucky seventh edition by turning ... Continue Reading →
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Torill Kove Receives Norway’s Top Cultural Prize

Oscar-winning National Film Board of Canada animator Torill Kove receives the coveted Anders Jahre Prize for the Arts in her native Norway on September 3. The nation’s most revered ... Continue Reading →
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Three NFB Toons Head for LA Shorts Fest

The National Film Board of Canada’s animation production program will be represented at LA Shorts Fest (lashortsfest.com), taking place September 3-10, by three diverse films. The ... Continue Reading →
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NFB Premiering ‘BAM’ at TIFF

The National Film Board of Canada will return to the Toronto International Film Festival (Sept. 10-20) this year with an impressive lineup of features and shorts, including the world ... Continue Reading →
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‘Seth’s Dominion’ Earns Hot Docs Spot

The National Film Board of Canada is sending off eight projects to be featured at the 2015 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, running in Toronto from April 23 to ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Director Jeff Hale Dies in Oregon

The following information has been pulled from a tribute compiled by ASIFA-SF president Karl Cohen with the assistance of Geraldine Clarke and Margot Hale. Jeff Hale, a prolific animator ... Continue Reading →
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NFB-Produced ‘Me and My Moulton’ Takes CSA Animated Short Award

The National Film Board of Canada had a successful run at this year’s Canadian Screen Awards, presented by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. Productions and craftspeople ... Continue Reading →