Buffalo Int'l Film Festival and the National Film Board of Canada have partnered this year to present a shorts block of Decolonial Spotlights, free to anyone in the USA, Canada, neighboring Indigenous Nations, and beyond to watch during the 2020 Buffalo Int'l Film Festival October 8-12. The Buffalo Int'l Film Festival is extremely grateful for the National Film Board of Canada's generous in kind support.
The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is Canada’s public producer of award-winning creative documentaries, auteur animation, interactive stories and participatory experiences. NFB producers are embedded in communities across the country, from St. John’s to Vancouver, working with talented creators on innovative and socially relevant projects. The NFB is a leader in gender equity in film and digital media production, and is working to strengthen Indigenous-led production, guided by the recommendations of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. NFB productions have won over 7,000 awards, including 24 Canadian Screen Awards, 21 Webbys, 12 Oscars and more than 100 Genies. To access this award-winning content and discover the work of NFB creators, visit NFB.ca, download its apps for mobile devices or visit NFB Pause.
The NFB is recognized as one of the world’s great creative laboratories and media collections. They produce and distribute distinctive, relevant and innovative audiovisual productions. NFB productions offer special insight into the diversity and vitality of Canadian culture, and are an essential part of Canada's national cultural heritage. The selections presented in this year's program were curated from the NFB's Indigenous Cinema Program collection.
A special thank you to Jane Gutteridge and Anna Scime for curating and organizing the BIFF Shorts Block of Decolonial Spotlights as a cross-border(s) collaboration during the pandemic while the USA-Canadian International Border was closed.