NFB Archive Pick #1

January 26th, 2009 at 2:30 pm

The Canadian National Film Board recently made over 700 films available for streaming over the Internet.

Classics such as Mon Oncle Antoine and Nobody Waved Goodbye are free for online screening, along with pioneering animation by Norman McLaren and animated films such as The Big Snit and The Cat Came Back.

A group of filmmakers and curators chose the first films to be made available from among the 15,000 productions made by the NFB, said Deborah Drisdell, director of strategic planning. []

Not only are they available online, but they’re also available for sharing on various social networking sites as well as for embedding wherever you want.  So I present to you, probably my most favourite NFB film of all time, The Log Driver’s Waltz:

You can read more the whole process, and whats been added each week, over at the NFB Blog.