The National Film Board of Canada (NFB; French: Office national du film du Canada (ONF)) is Canada’s public film and digital media producer and distributor. An agency of the Government of Canada, the NFB produces and distributes documentary films, animation, web documentaries, and alternative dramas. In total, the NFB has produced over 13,000 productions since its inception. The NFB also makes its catalogue freely available to watch, either via the website or via an app available for Android or Apple phones.
This is an amazing resource, however one that is under appreciated (despite fond memories of watching NFB films in class). We at Global Maritime History are starting a new project in which volunteers will watch the maritime (historical) themed films that are part of the database and then reflect on them, or discuss them in a post for this website. Most of the films range from 3 minutes to an hour, and the reflections should be in the range of 500-1000 words. A reflection could be about one, or more than one film. If you are interested in watching some of the National Film Board’s work and then writing about it for our website, please email Samuel McLean.
Your proposal should contain the following
- The name of the film you would like to write about, plus all the other details
- The link to the film (which will be included in the post)
- An approximate date for when the post will be ready.
The posts should have the following structure: A screenshot of the film top left, next to the name, director’s name, run time and other important information (similar to a book review), with the content to follow. Please feel free to use images, links to other projects and publications, whatever you feel suits your discussion.