Always relevant always real - 10 NFB World Premieres at the Montreal World Film Festival include 6 shorts, 3 feature-length documentaries & 1 alternative drama

    MONTREAL, Aug. 7 /CNW Telbec/ - The National Film Board of Canada is
proud to announce that 10 films have been selected to premiere at the
31st edition of the Montreal World Film Festival (August 23-September 3). For
the 21st consecutive year the NFB will also present the Norman McLaren Award
in the Canadian Student Film Festival.
    Diverse in subject, form and length, these 10 films provide a window on
the realities of Canadian life today through finely crafted stories, be they
dark and alarming or uplifting and optimistic. As a public producer, the NFB
is committed to telling stories that might otherwise not get told and to do so
in thought-provoking and original ways. This year's selection reflects that
commitment to content and creativity. Pressing contemporary social issues are
underscored, from human rights to challenges facing new immigrants, from the
environment, to the toll that war takes on soldiers' wives, to name a few.
    Seasoned filmmakers present their latest films: Helene Klodawsky (Family
Motel), David Paperny (Confessions of an Innocent Man), Jason Young (Inside
Time), Rosie Dransfeld (The Dogwalker) and John Wesley Chisholm (Buried at
Sea). And as a strong supporter of emerging filmmakers NFB introduces the
works of Belinda Oldford (Come Again in Spring), Werner Walcher (River of
Life), Claire Corriveau (Les Epouses de l'armée), Marten Berkman (Adrenaline
Bach) and Daniel Léger (Un Dimanche à 105 ans).

                               PRESS SCREENINGS
                           Friday, August 17, 2007

                                 NFB Cinema
                            1564 St. Denis Street

    10:00  UN DIMANCHE A 105 ANS: 13 min (original French version)
           LES EPOUSES DE L'ARMEE: 52 min (original French version)
           ADRENALINE BACH: 6 min 25 s (without words)

    11:30  A light snack will be served: 30 min

    Noon   CONFESSIONS OF AN INNOCENT MAN: 88 min (original English version)

          RSVP: Marie-Claude Lamoureux, NFB publicist, 514-283-9607

    About the NFB

    The National Film Board of Canada produces and distributes bold and
distinctive social issue documentaries, auteur animation and digital content
that provide the world with a unique Canadian perspective. Since its founding
in 1939, the NFB has created over 12,000 productions and won over
5,000 awards, including over 90 Genies. The NFB also won its 12th Oscar(R)
this year for the animated short The Danish Poet, directed by Torill Kove and
co-produced by Norway's Mikrofilm AS and the NFB. The NFB is renowned for its
technical innovations and is a leader in content for new platforms. For more
information about the NFB or to order films, go to or call

For further information:

For further information: Media Inquiries: Pat Dillon-Moore, Publicist,
NFB, (514) 283-9411,; Alia Quart Khan, Publicist, NFB, (514)
283-9433,; High resolution images are available on

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