NFB marks its 70th anniversary with a birthday gift to all Canadians
Press Release | 2009/01/20
A vital part of the national fabric since 1939, the National Film Board of Canada is marking its 70th anniversary in 2009 with a gift to Canadians and Web users of all ages: a new online Screening Room providing free home viewing of over 700 productions, films, trailers and clips from the NFB’s world-renowned collection.
Now online at NFB.ca, the Screening Room is latest step forward in a sweeping digital transformation now underway at Canada’s public film producer and distributor, which is committed to harnessing digital technologies to connect with all Canadians, as a key part of its new Strategic Plan.
This new online Screening Room is the latest example of how the NFB plays a major role in the free exchange of ideas through cinema, said Tom Perlmutter, Government Film Commissioner and Chairperson of the National Film Board of Canada. At a time when issues are inter-connected and global communications are mobile and instantaneous, Canada needs a voice. More than ever, the NFB provides that voice: empowering Canadians to share their concerns, express their points of view, tell Canada’s stories. The world is changing – our stories continue.”
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