National Film Board of Canada

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In brief: Global film lab launched for women, non-binary-led features

Plus: NFB to world premiere immersive VR projects in Venice and Calgary’s Kidoodle.TV invests in safe streaming for U.S. audiences.

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Secret Location co-founder launches new AI-focused studio

Agence is the first project to come from Pietro Gagliano’s new company, with the National Film Board of Canada attached to coproduce.

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NFB restructures its Creation and Innovation division, cuts five jobs

The organization will bring its digital and interactive studios under its English and French program umbrella to “establish a national vision” for its programming.

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Deals: NFB, Kidoodle.TV, Platform One

Arthouse streamer OVID adds NFB animations to its collection, while Boat Rocker’s latest acquisition forms a new partnership.

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NFB docs set to world premiere at IDFA

Ariel Nasr’s The Forbidden Reel and Mira Burt-Wintonick’s Wintopia will world bow at the Amsterdam film fest alongside interactive project Far Away from Far Away.

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NFB ups Teri Snelgrove to producer at Vancouver studio

Snelgrove has served as associate producer with the west coast production unit for seven years, working on documentary and animation projects.

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POV: The Apology wins Peabody award

The National Film Board feature is among eight documentaries to receive this year’s honour.

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In brief: Canadians get Peabody noms, New York tax credit renewed

Plus: Toronto distributor Juice Worldwide expands into post-production services and CBC Gem unveils a new partnership.

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John Christou to oversee English production operations at NFB

The Prospector Films founder has been named director of operations for NFB’s English production branch.

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Documentary filmmaker Pepita Ferrari dies at 66

The veteran director and producer was a prolific collaborator with the National Film Board and served as executive director of DOC.

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NFB, Secret Location win 2016 Webby Awards

The National Film Board of Canada won six awards, while Toronto’s Secret Location picked up two. (NFB’s Way to Go pictured.)

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CFC, NFB name Creative Doc Lab participants

Josephine Anderson and Nisha Pahuja are among those confirmed for the documentary storytelling-focused program. (Former Doc Lab project Stories We Tell pictured.)