Posts tagged with "NFB"

The Sand Castle (1977)

Posted by Bennett O'Brian July 26, 2014 0 Comment 5360 views

The first time the National Film Board of Canada was awarded an Oscar in the category of Best Animated Short Film it was for Co Hoedeman’s imaginative short The Sand Castle (1977). 25 years earlier, Norman McLaren’s NFB stop-motion short Neighbours (1952) won the Academy Award – But, for some reason, McLaren’s scripted anti-war comedy […]

Neighbours (1952)

Posted by Bennett O'Brian July 19, 2014 0 Comment 4559 views

The NFB’s many accomplishments in animation can be traced back to Norman McLaren and his innovative and enduring short Neighbours (1952).

Budget cuts prompt closing of NFB Mediatheque in Toronto

Posted by Brandy Dean April 16, 2012 5 Comments 5728 views

Granted, at times, I feel uncomfortable discussing Canadian politics. Who am I, transplanted New Yorker that I am, to say, right? But I intend to stay, so there… One of the things that I find fascinating about Canada and Canadians is the on-going and very earnest discussion about what it means to be Canadian, and […]

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