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Brief Overview of The NFB for 2017-2018. A Year Rich in Productions and Audience Interaction

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by ahnationtalk on July 2, 2018102 Views

June 29, 2018 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB)

On the eve of the summer holidays, the NFB offers a brief overview of its last fiscal year, in terms of both creation of works and distribution to the public.

For Claude Joli-Coeur, Government Film Commissioner and Chair of the NFB, it is the collective talent and efforts of NFB artists, craftspeople, collaborators, co-producers and employees that account for the year’s success.

2017–2018 highlights

  • 72 original works were produced.
  • 47% of works were made by women (38% by men and 15% by mixed teams).
  • 12.5% of works were made by Indigenous filmmakers.
  • 40% of works were made by emerging filmmakers.
  • 36% of works were made by filmmakers from ethnocultural, linguistic or Indigenous communities.
  • 154 awards were earned, 11 more than last year.
  • 74 films benefited from the Aide au cinéma indépendant du Canada (ACIC) or the Filmmaker Assistance Program (FAP).
  • 67.6 million views were recorded overall, 13.6 million more than last year.
  • 45.6 million online views were recorded, 6.6 million more than last year.
  • 28.4 million views were recorded in Canada, an increase of 8 million compared with last year.
  • 1.4 million people attended our public screenings in Canada.
  • $36 million were devoted to the production of audiovisual works, $4 million more than last year. This increase is due in large part to production partnerships with public and private organizations.


Associated Links

NFB’s Indigenous Action Plan
NFB’s Parity
Aide au cinéma indépendant du Canada (ACIC)
Filmmaker Assistance Program (FAP)

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Director, Communications, Partnerships and Public Affairs
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Cell: 514-296-8261


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