NFB 70 Years

NFB 70 Years

As clever and sly as any good commercial, NFB 70 Years is the work of a filmmaker in full control of his medium and his message. With humour and self-deprecation – and not a whiff of complacency – Jean-François Pouliot smartly deconstructs the backward-looking perception often attributed to films from the National Film Board. Even the way the film is made pays homage to the filmmaking techniques that have earned Canada's public film producer and distributor its enviable reputation. This artful and skilfully produced mix of genres effectively borrows from direct cinema and flirts with virtuoso animation techniques. With its funny and clever direction, tight yet ingeniously wild and furious editing, brilliantly juxtaposed sequences with powerful relevance to the present, this film confirms the essential role of the NFB within the social fabric of Canada and the world.

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Credits
  • director
    Jean-François Pouliot
  • editing
    Yves Chaput
  • motion design
    Marc-André Lavoie
  • music
    Normand Roger
    Denis Chartrand
    Pierre Yves Drapeau
  • editing technician
    Isabelle Painchaud
    Danielle Raymond
  • research
    Sylvia Mezei
  • rights
    Sylvia Mezei
  • archival research
    Albert Ohayon
    Marc St-Pierre
    Katherine Kasirer
    Carol Faucher
  • animation director
    Munro Ferguson
  • animator
    Claire Blanchet
    David Seitz
    Denis Roy
  • production manager for animation
    Jelena Popovic
  • digital imaging specialist
    Pierre Plouffe
  • 1st assistant director
    Anne Sirois
  • camera
    Daniel Vincelette
    Carrie Haber
  • sound engineer
    Gilles Corbeil
  • property person
    Bruno La Haye
  • hairstylist
    Denis Parent
  • translation
    Kathleen Fee
  • head, staff relations
    Linda Smith
  • voice
    Anne Sirois
    Julie Laferrière
    Norman Roy
  • recording
    Luc Léger
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
  • online editing
    Denis Gathelier
  • administrator
    Michèle Labelle
    Diane Régimbald
  • administrative team
    Diane Ayotte
    Andrée-Anne Mauffette
  • technical coordinator
    Julie Laperrière
  • line producer
    Francine Langdeau
  • executive producer
    René Chénier
  • producer
    René Chénier