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Filmmaker Jean Beaudin dies at 80

The film and television writer/director was best known for his award-winning film J.-A. Martin, photographe and popular Quebec series Les filles de Caleb.

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NFB hires Coty Savard to North West Studio

Savard, who has previously worked at Mosaic Entertainment, joins the Edmonton production unit as it expands its slate of projects.

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NFB animated feature Wall gets theatrical release

Directed by Calgary filmmaker Cam Christiansen, the film is adapted from a play by acclaimed British playwright and screenwriter, David Hare.

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Behind the NFB’s big jump in audience engagement

The producer’s various properties garnered 67.6 million views overall in 2017/18, up 13.6 million from the prior year.

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NFB reports progress on Indigenous Action Plan

The producer has committed to investing 15% of its spend on Indigenous-directed projects by 2020.

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NFB launches interactive gambling documentary

Produced out of its Toronto studio, Thank You for Playing explores the ways in which games of chance can lead to the development of addictive behaviours.

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NFB seeks ‘institutional transformation’ with Indigenous action plan

The film board commits to more funding for Indigenous-led projects and representational parity across its workforce.

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TMN reveals upcoming doc slate

The Bell Media pay TV channel revealed a raft of projects in various stages of development and production, including eOne’s Out of the Mouths.

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NFB takes up a new residence in Toronto’s downtown

How changing needs and increased inter-studio collaboration prompted the National Film Board to relocate its Ontario operations after 25 years.

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Two Canadian shorts make Oscar’s animation shortlist

Theodore Ushev’s Blind Vaysha (pictured), produced by the National Film Board, is one of 10 animated films to advance.

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CFC, NFB, JustFilms launch VR doc lab

Featuring six Canadian and six U.S. creators, the residency program will teach participants the theory and practice of creating VR experiences.

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NFB, Guardian launch Fort McMurray short doc

The project, which explores the aftermath of the most costly disaster in Canadian history, is the The Guardian and NFB’s second collaboration.