Reinventing the language of storytelling at Congress

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Kristine Collins, Director, Education and Institutional Markets, National Film Board of Canada

The National Film Board of Canada is proud to be part of CONGRESS 2014 as we celebrate our 75th anniversary. Our films, interactive productions and educational resources connect to the conference themes in so many ways it was challenging to choose just one focus, so we didn’t!

In an exclusive evening event, we will be showcasing Highrise, the Emmy-winning interactive documentary that explores the human condition of vertical living around the globe, created by the NFB’s filmmaker in residence Katerina Cizek. Katerina will be joined by Kristine Collins, Director of Education at the NFB, and Dr. Deborah Cowen, Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Toronto, who is currently collaborating with Cizek and NFB’s Highrise team, exploring ‘digital citizenship’ in suburbs globally. This event will take place on Wednesday, May 28th at 7:30 pm.

Also on Wednesday, we will be presenting a workshop for course instructors, researchers and professors of various academic disciplines on CAMPUS, the NFB’s online streaming service for schools. Most post-secondary institutions across Canada have access to CAMPUS but many educators do not know how this powerful tool can add to their teaching practice, this workshop will provide practical tools and knowhow for those who are interested in incorporating media into their teaching and research.

If you can’t make it to either of these informative events (although you really should!), please visit our kiosk in the exhibitor’s hall where you can learn all about the NFB, our new productions and our constant mission to re-invent and innovate in the fields of documentary, animation and Interactive storytelling. We can’t wait to connect with you at Congress 2014.



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