A Cinematic Legacy: 5 Great NFB Films That You Need To See Now

In this episode we present a short history of the National Film Board of Canada along with a recommendation for 5 great NFB films in animation and documentary form.

Link to the show notes:

https://www.nfpcan.ca/5-great-nfb-films-that-you-need-to-see-now-links/

Canada’s Hollywood: The Dream of a Canadian Film Industry – Part 4

In this episode, we conclude our series about the beginnings of the feature film industry in Canada using as a reference, a book called Canada’s Hollywood, by Ted Magder.

We talk about how the free trade agreement between the US and Canada affected the film industry, and then we sum up the whole series.

Canada’s Hollywood: The Dream of a Canadian Film Industry – Part 3

In this episode, we talk about the tax shelter years. A notorious but short period in Canadian film history that generated contempt for our films that still lingers today. Then we talk about how the early days of pay TV affected the CFDC, so much so that it had to change its name to TELEFILM Canada.

Canada’s Hollywood: The Dream of a Canadian Film Industry – Part 2

In this episode, we continue to talk about the beginnings of the feature film industry in Canada using as a reference, a book called Canada’s Hollywood, by Ted Magder.

We talk about the early days of the CFDC (Canadian Film Development Corporation), film quotas, film levies and maple syrup porno!

Canada’s Hollywood: The Dream of a Canadian Film Industry – Part 1

In this episode, I will be talking about the beginnings of the feature film industry in Canada.

To do this, I will be using as a reference, a book called Canada’s Hollywood, by Ted Magder.

In part 1, we start off by describing the background of the Canadian film scene before the government got involved, and then go into the details of the actual creation of the CFDC, the Canadian film development corporation.

The Multiplex Episode – Great Film Recommendations You Need To Know Now

In this multiplex episode, we have recommendations for people looking for above average film criticism and fascinating movie books. We also have a short discussion about the Canadian Cooperation Project and some Hollywood news.

Check out the recommendations:

https://nfpcan.blubrry.net/the-multiplex-episode-show-notes-and-links/

Budge Crawley – What Happened to Canada’s King of Film?

In this episode, I have an interview with the author Barbara Wade Rose, who wrote a biography about Canadian filmmaker Budge Crawley called “Budge: What happened to Canada’s king of film”.

Budge Crawley was a pioneer Canadian independent filmmaker who started making films in Ottawa, Ontario during the 40s and had a long film career that culminated in winning an Oscar for a documentary called “The man who skied down Everest”. Now he is forgotten, but we will attempt to revive his achievements by talking about his life and movies.

Link to the show notes:

https://nfpcan.blubrry.net/budge-crawley-what-happened-to-canadas-king-of-film-show-notes-and-links/

Forgotten Canadian Pioneers That Hollywood Needs To Thank

In episode 5, we talk about Canadians who moved to Hollywood in the early days. That is to say Canadians who, instead of working in Canadian movies, such as they were then, decided to go to Hollywood and tried to make it there. We talk about Mary Pickford, Mack Sennett, May Irwin and Douglas Shearer.

Here is a link to a Mary Pickford YouTube channel if you’re interested in watching Mary Pickford movies.

https://www.youtube.com/@MaryPickfordOfficial

Hustlers, Traitors And Dreamers – The Curious Story Of Movies In Canada – Part 4

In this episode, we conclude talking about the early days of Canadian film using the book “Embattled Shadows” by Peter Morris. We hear the final thoughts from Peter Morris, and then I give my opinion about Morris’s take on early Canadian film.