NFB receives special Gemini Award for digital media & dominates digital media category in upcoming Geminis
Montreal, August 2011 – The National Film Board of Canada is receiving new recognition for its achievement in the field of digital distribution, in the form of a Special Gemini Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement in Digital Media, which will be presented to the NFB by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television on August 30, 2011.
In addition to this special recognition, NFB productions and co-productions are nominated in five categories, and the public producer dominates the category of Best Original Program or Series produced for Digital Media – Non-Fiction, receiving six out of six nominations.
About the NFB
Canada’s public film producer and distributor, the National Film Board of Canada creates social-issue documentaries, auteur animation, alternative drama and digital content that provide the world with a unique Canadian perspective. Since the NFB’s founding in 1939, it has created over 13,000 productions and won over 5,000 awards, including 12 Oscars and more than 90 Genies.