Toronto Mediatheque

The Elder Project at the NFB Cinema

Tomorrow, October 1st, is the International Day of Older Persons. As a celebration of the International Day of Older Persons, the National Film Board of Canada (Toronto, Ontario) invites you to see the “The Elder Project” film for free in the NFB Cinema of the NFB Mediatheque.

Dr. Norah Keating, Chair, North American Region, International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, called The Elder Project film “Sensitive, intimate and moving.” The Elder Project portrays seven diverse seniors, recording over two years their experiences for a series of short and candid episodic stories.

Read more of Happy International Day of Older Persons: Free NFB Cinema Event

Toronto Mediatheque


This Saturday, October 2nd, NFBeats at SCOTIABANK NUIT BLANCHE 2010 will be a sensational experience of partying for all ages at the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) Mediatheque in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, from 6:57 pm to sunrise.

Everyone of all ages are invited to show off their dance moves. And with each move you will “trigger new patterns, colours and images, creating an interactive art project fuelled by the collective rhythm of everyone who steps onto the dance floor”. You will see the cool sights as well as actively creating them “against a pulsating musical backdrop of both traditional and innovative NFB films from Pas de deux (1968) to RiP: A Remix Manifesto (2008)”.

In effect, you will make an all-night remix session of film history at the NFB Mediatheque. So enjoy the “interactive nature of film while taking creative control each step of the way!”!

Here is the NFBeats at SCOTIABANK NUIT BLANCHE 2010 party info:

Read more of Free Mediatheque Interactive Party Guaranteed to Give You Sensory Overload

You are invited to attend and participate in a free one-hour Q & A webcast with Panasonic Corporation of  North America CTO Eisuke Tsuyuzaki.  This Thursday, September 23, 2010,  Eisuke Tsuyuzaki will host a live webcast on Full HD 3D technology for the home. He will answer questions from you as online attendees about Full HD 3D technology in a free live interactive webcast on Facebook.

Furthermore, Darin Pepple, Senior Product Manager, Imaging, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Co., will be there to discuss the next wave of 3D technology including a first look at Panasonic’s  First 3D-Capable LUMIX Digital Camera, the LUMIX GH2. LUMIX GH2 is a DSLMicro camera capable of taking 3D photos.

And for your enjoyment, Eisuke Tsuyuzaki and Darin Pepple will provide you with tips on 3D photography!


Le choeur d'une culture (part of the Tremplin screening)

You are invited to celebrate FÊTE DE LA CULTURE/CULTURE DAYS at the NFB Toronto Mediatheque. The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) Toronto Mediatheque is hosting a screening of short documentaries about Francophone culture on Saturday, September 25, and a French-language animation workshop on Sunday, September 26.  As part of the Canada-wide Culture Days celebration, these FREE Fête de la culture/Culture Days events are depicted as follows:

Read more of Free French Events (Films Screening and Animation Workshop) to Celebrate Fête de la Culture

Immediate Release – September 14, 2010


Local Groups Host “Stand Up” Events Whereby Citizens Will Make their Expectations – that Governments Achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – Too Loud to Ignore at “Stand Up” Events Across the Globe on September 17th-19th.

On September 17th -19th, people across the globe will turn up the volume on their call for heads of state gathering at the United Nations on September 20th-22nd to demonstrate leadership in order to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Citizens will gather at events (see local listing below) across continents to amplify  their support for the eight Millennium Development Goals –  a set of targets to eradicate extreme poverty and its root causes by 2015 that marks its tenth anniversary this week. They will be singing, chanting, blowing whistles, playing drums, blowing vuvuzelas, banging pots and pans and setting off alarm clocks. The sounds of these noises emanating from villages, towns and cities around the world as part of the three day mobilization “Stand Up, Take Action, Make Noise for the Millennium Development Goals  (MDGs)” will make citizens’ commitments to track and support their countries’ achievement of the  Millennium Development Goals visible, vocal and impossible to ignore.

Read more of “Stand Up” Against Poverty Events Will Occur Across the Globe on September 17th-19th, 2010

Toronto Mediatheque

To celebrate International Animation Day (October 28th),  NFB Toronto Mediatheque invites all students from elementary and secondary schools to take part in the Get Animated! 2010 Workshop Contest! Get Animated! is a Canada-wide series of free screenings and activities from the NFB (National Film Board of Canada), to mark International Animation Day.

Students are invited to watch an animated short film on and write their own, original film review for a chance for their entire class to win a FULL DAY OF HANDS-ON ANIMATION WORKSHOPS at the NFB Mediatheque!

Read more of Attention Teachers & Students: GET ANIMATED! 2010 WORKSHOP CONTEST