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Sphinx, NFB set The Colour of Ink

The documentary from director Brian D. Johnson (pictured) also sees Anthropocene‘s Nicholas de Pencier serve as director of photography.

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First Weekend Club bids adieu to CanadaScreens

Launched in 2015, the VOD service acted as a hub for homegrown films and offered curated playlists.

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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.

Tasha Hubbard

Hot Docs ’19: Tasha Hubbard’s unexpected journey

The filmmaker discusses why she decided to take on nipawistamasowin: We Will Stand Up and how she approached the doc’s sensitive subject matter.

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Tasha Hubbard’s ‘We Will Stand Up’ to open Hot Docs 2019

Hubbard leads a contingent of women directors that make up 54% of the work featured in the 26th edition of the festival.

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Nathalie Cloutier upped at NFB’s French Documentary Studio

The producer, whose credits include The Amina Profile and RIDM winner A Delicate Balance, has been with the Studio since 2010.

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In Brief: Canadians @ IDFA, WIFT-V mentorship, Antenna hire

Which Canadian films will screen at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, who gets a market-prep primer for WFF and what’s new at Blue Ant’s London outpost.

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In Brief: Women in Animation honours NFB’s Fukushima

Michael Fukushima will be honoured for his role in achieving gender parity at the NFB, Rina Fraticelli receives a Governor General’s Award, and more.

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In brief: Netflix’s David Wells to step down as CFO

As well: The NFB’s first interactive VR project Museum of Symmetry launches on Steam and Viveport, a new travel channel launches on Telus Optik, plus more.

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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.

Rex Tasker

Rex Tasker, NFB Atlantic founder, dies at 85

The producer and filmmaker helped reshape the NFB in the 1970s, opening an East Coast regional office to foster local filmmaking and storytelling.

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Ron Mann’s Carmine Street Guitars to debut at Venice

Two Canadian virtual reality projects have also been selected to compete at the Italian festival.