Wednesday, December 2, 2009

NFB Awarded For Digital Media Excellence...

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) was honoured with two awards at the Canadian New Media Awards December 1, a nextMedia event recognizing accomplishments of individuals and companies in the Canadian digital media industry and TorontoFilm.Net was there.

The NFB also won the 2009 Applied Arts Magazine Interactive Award.

For 'Best Cross-Platform Project', recognizing excellence in interactive enhancement of a television property on digital platforms, the award was given to the NFB's "Waterlife Interactive", a story about the last great supply of fresh drinking water on earth, directly affecting over 350 million people.

"Waterlife Interactive" is produced by the NFB, designed by Jam3Media and inspired by the doc "Waterlife" by Kevin McMahon, a coproduction with Primitive Entertainment and the NFB.

For 'Best Online Video Portal' that distributes video content via the Internet or mobile, the winner was the "National Film Board of Canada: Online Screening Room" providing Canadians with free viewing of over 1,300 productions from the NFB’s archive collection.

The 'Applied Arts Magazine Interactive Award' was awarded to the NFB's "GDP", a year-long participatory interactive Web bilingual doc produced by the NFB, under the direction of documentarian Hélène Choquette, eight field directors and eight photographers based in various locations. Over 250 short docs and photo-essays, combine to create a mosaic of how Canadians experience the economic crisis...