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National Film Board of Canada

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is a Canadian government agency that produces and distributes multimedia material in both English and French language. Since its inception in 1939, the NFB has produced over 13,000 documentaries, animation programs, and alternative dramas as well as over 500,000 still images. Historical and societal needs have mandated different purposes of the NFB over the years, but it still remains a federal cultural organization. In 2000, the organization’s stated mandate was to develop audiovisual material for Canadians and foreigners alike that “provoke discussion and debate on important subjects; explore the creative potential of the audiovisual media; and, achieve recognition by Canadians and others for excellence, relevance and innovation” (NFB, n.d.).

The NFB has received over 72 Oscar nominations and 12 ...

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