You're Invited: Fun & Interactive NFB Mediatheque Events

You're Invited: Fun & Interactive NFB Mediatheque Events

NFB Mediatheque in Toronto, Ontario, Canada invites you, your children and families to enjoy the following FREE, fun and interactive events:


Bar Code at NFB Mediatheque, Toronto

Bar Code at NFB Mediatheque, Toronto

 Interactive exhibit at NFB Mediatheque until Sunday, October 16, 2011 (this is a corrected date).


“Bar Code, produced by the National Film Board of Canada and ARTE France, explores our relationship to the objects around us.

Featuring 100 short films made by 30 Canadian and European directors, this collective work presents a new spin on everyday objects. A pair of shoes evokes an amorous past; eyebrow tweezers prompt reflection on gender identity; a mixing bowl becomes a musical instrument.

Drop by anytime to scan one of their barcodes to unlock the mysteries these objects have to tell in this one-of-a-kind mobile and interactive new media project.

Please click here for a complete itinerary, and more info on Bar Code.

Location & Contact Info:

150 John Street (at Richmond St. W.)
Toronto, Ontario, M5V 3C3


Wednesday, October 12 at 4 PM – FREE

Directed by Lois Siegel. 1995, 81 min

Forget everything you think you know about baseball. From the early days of the Bloomer Girls to today’s Colorado Silver Bullets, Baseball Girls features something new and different about women who love the sport.

You’ll see seven-year-olds learning the rules and skills of the game, and fifty-year-olds hitting home runs.

This zany and affectionate feature documentary details the history of women’s participation in the largely male-dominated world of baseball and softball.

Please click on the following links for other Free Favourites At Four screenings in:

Location & Contact Info:

150 John Street (at Richmond St. W.)
Toronto, Ontario, M5V 3C3

planet in focus Film Festival

Saturday, October 15, 2011 – 11 AM & 2:30 PM

FREE Animation Workshop (Ages 3-13) & Film Screenings

Children will be able to express their opinions and visions of the future about the environment through the magic of animated claymation filmmaking.

Two different film screening programs will precede and follow each workshop.

Pre-registration is required and space is limited.

Please click here to register, and for more info on Planet in Focus Film Festival animation workshops and film screenings.

Also, please note that these events will take place at the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre.

Toronto International Flamenco Festival 

October 15 – 25

The 5th Anniversary Celebration for the Toronto International Flamenco Festival brings together the old and the new of flamenco, giving audiences a spectacular experience.

Explosive traditional flamenco with a taste of the unexpected from the most innovative and critically acclaimed performers from Spain and Canada. 

  • FREE Events at the NFB Mediatheque are:
    • Flamenco Movies with Lecture/Demo (FREE): The Oscar®-winning short film presented in partnership with the National Film Board Mediatheque, including a Flamenco lecture demo with some give aways – light beverages will be served – SPACE IS LIMITED
    • Grant Workshop by TAC and OAC (FREE): will present an overview of their grant programs for dance artists and dance groups; the kind of eligible activity and projects that can be supported by our grant programs; and how decisions to fund grant applications are made. We’ll also talk about what makes a strong grant application; what a jury wants to know about your work, activity or project; how to draft a sound budget; and what to show as support material.  THIS CLASS IS FREE BUT ONE MUST REGISTER BY contacting Soraya Peerbaye at
  • FREE Dance: Intro to Flamenco – Level: Absolute Beginner

Teachers: Raija, Carmen Romero

Location: Canada’s National Ballet School, 400 Jarvis St, Toronto

Note: Only offered on SUNDAY, October 23 from 1:00pm to 2:15pm.

Duration: 75 Mins. This class is for the individual who has never taken Flamenco before. The teacher will introduce the student to Flamenco. Come on down and see what this is all about. THIS CLASS IS FREE BUT ONE MUST REGISTER BY E-MAILING with subject line INTRODUCTION TO FLAMENCO (for kids, adult, 55+).  There are 3 level of Intro classes offered – one for kids 6 to 12, another for adults, and one for over 55 years of age. 

Dress Code: Comfortable clothing, NO FLAMENCO SHOES

Contact Info:

By Phone

By mail
Toronto International Flamenco Festival
PO Box 23034
Toronto, ON
M5N 3A9

imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival

October 19 – 23

The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is an international festival in Toronto that celebrates the latest works by Indigenous peoples on the forefront of innovation in film, video, radio, and new media.

Visit this year’s new media projects at the NFB Mediatheque for FREE.”

All web-based new media works are exhibited on the website of imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival and at the NFBʼs Interactive Lounge at 150 John Street (at Richmond St. W.), Thurs. Oct. 20 – Sat. Oct. 22, 12pm – 10pm, and Sun. Oct. 23, 12pm – 5pm.


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