Posted by Terry on September 12, 2011
 

Of the 16 National Film Board films we’ve shared with audiences over the course of our first 5 film festivals, the one that screened at our first festival Mar 23-25, 2007 was the most critically acclaimed, winning the Academy Award that year for Best Animated Short.  Torill Kove wrote, directed, and produced THE DANISH POET, a Canadian and Norwegian co-production, and Liv Ullmann narrated it.  In this 15-minute story, a poet’s quest to meet a famous Norwegian writer plays a serendipitous role in a young woman’s life.

Since its formation in 1939, the NFB has amassed a collection of 13,000 productions in 72 years, and has earned 5,000 awards including 12 Oscars© and 90 Genies.  It has become renowned around the world for its documentaries and animation.  Nearly 1500 films, clips and trailers are available online at www.nfb.ca.

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