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Canada’s Cinematic History

April 15, 2019

The history of Canadian film is as complex and diverse as the country itself. Our rich cinematic history reflects our cultures and our stories back to us and unites us as a nation. Of course, celebrating Canadian film is...

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The Cinema of Quebec

April 12, 2019

by Georges Privet Since its beginnings, the cinema of Quebec has embodied and reflected the tensions of the society that brought it to life. Both consciously and unconsciously, it has focused on the fears and aspirations of Quebecers, which...

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The New Canadian Cinema

April 11, 2019

By Adam Cook Over the past few years the landscape of independent cinema in Canada has rapidly evolved, along with the industry around it. The modes of production have changed and with them have come new creative visions. A...

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The Documentary Tradition in Canada

April 11, 2019

By: Alex Rogalski For the better part of a century, most Canadian interactions with documentary films were probably much like mine. I’ll make an exception for my experiences at Expo ‘86 as a 9-year-old seeing IMAX and 3-D for...

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14 Special Screenings in Toronto for NCFD

April 10, 2019

There are over 100 NCFD events taking place in Toronto and surrounding areas! If you live in the GTA, check out a few of the incredible enhanced screenings we have planned, or check our website for an event in...

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50 Years of Indigenous-Made Cinema in Canada: A Celebration

March 28, 2019

By Ariel Smith For a very long time, one of the primary information sources for Canadians regarding Indigenous lives has been film and television. Unfortunately, much of the information presented through these platforms helped shape racist notions about First Nation,...

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Canada’s Tax Shelter Era

March 14, 2019

By: Paul Corupe While Canada’s film industry turned out many distinguished films in the 1970s, including The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974), Les Orders (1974) and Who Has Seen the Wind? (1977), the decade—commonly called the “tax shelter era”—was...

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Canada’s Relationship with the Academy Awards

March 11, 2019

By: Thom Ernst Canada’s relationship with the Oscars has been long and fruitful. At the 2019 Oscars, director and animator Domee Shi becomes the latest Canadian to earn Oscar bragging rights. Shi was the favourite going into the awards...

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Back to God’s Country

March 07, 2019

By Kay Armatage From the earliest days of cinema and throughout the thirties, forties and fifties, the Canadian wilderness was seen as an exotic paradise – “God’s country.” As opposed to the mean streets of New York or Chicago,...

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