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National Film Board of Canada

With more than 4,000 titles available for free online, the National Film Board of Canada offers a vast selection of short and feature-length films. Whether you’re looking for animation, documentary or fiction, there’s tons to explore including pieces by local creators.

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Location: See WebsiteFree
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Concentration Patterns

This unique, meditative piece seeks to envelope the listener in tactile and immersive sound. Sound artist Colin Roy Gillespie attempts to elaborate the active imagination that springs forth from the subconscious mind. The piece was being played in the +15s but has moved online. Have a listen.

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Location: Online via SoundcloudFree
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Quarantine International Film Festival

Created by two local filmmakers, this international film festival is dedicated to you and your spare time during the COVID-19 pandemic. With a top 40 playlist now available, check out the best films exploring the theme Bear/Bare. Go see what these creatives have accomplished.

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Location: YouTubeFree
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On LGBTQ2S+ Animation

In 2019, QAS hosted four screenings showcasing the work of LGBTQ2S+ animators. Each was accompanied by a pair of critical responses from a collection of talented writers, curators, artists, and animators exploring the context of the films. Browse those works and read the entire publication online.

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Location: Digital PublicationFree
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Print(ed) Word Documentary Series

In 2017, Alberta Printmakers and Loft 112 initiated Print(ed) Word to explore book inspired relationships including art from text, artist with writer, and art book and reader. The result was a collaboration between a selection of 12 Alberta printmakers and 12 writers.

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Location: Online ArchiveFree


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