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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.

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Rene Bourdages to join the National Film Board

Bourdages (pictured) will oversee the English and French-language programs at the National Film Board’s interactive studios in Vancouver and Montreal.

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NFB pledges 50% of production funds to films directed by women

The initiative is being rolled out over the next three years.

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NFB to coproduce A Better Man

Production is underway in Toronto on the doc from co-directors Attiya Khan and Lawrence Jackman.

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Trailblazing filmmaker Don Owen passes away

Toronto-born filmmaker Owen, co-director of Ladies and Gentlemen… Mr. Leonard Cohen, has passed away at the age of 84.

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Metis filmmaker Gil Cardinal passes away

A previous winner of the National Aboriginal Achievement Award for Film and Television, Cardinal’s directing credits include CBC’s North of 60 and Big Bear.

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Production wraps on Theater of Life

The feature documentary on food waste will air on Super Channel.

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NFB premieres Aboriginal short film series

The shorts will screen as part of the Aboriginal Pavilion festival being held alongside the Pan Am Games. (Caroline Monnet’s Mobilize pictured.)