The Canadian government is allowing the National Film Board to waste away. The amount of money allocated to the NFB’s budget has remained practically the same since the mid 90’s.
From just over 81 million dollars in 1994-1995, the NFB’s budget was down to 67 million dollars in 2007-2008.
The result: valuable and unique expertise is lost, the ability to create and produce is being restricted, many community programs have been cut and hundreds of jobs have been lost.
Since the NFB was founded in 1939, this institution has been at the heart of social debates in this country. The NFB reflects our values, our identity, our social makeup and our collective memory.
Today the NFB is at a crossroads. It no longer has the money it needs to fulfill its mandate.
Help us get the National Film Board the funding it needs.
Producer Roger Frappier
Roger Frappier points out that the NFB chronicles the history of a people.
Filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin
Alanis Obomsawin highlights the fact that the NFB is a place that genuinely allows “freedom of speech.”
Filmmaker Benoît Pilon
Filmmaker Benoit Pilon recounts his first experiences at the Film Board. He tells how as a young student he was able, with the help of the NFB’s expertise and experience, to complete his first short film in professional conditions.