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National Film Board of Canada to redesign Mediatheque as “interactive hub”

Ceiling-mounted projectors, a floor-to-ceiling screen and a new audio system will be added to the NFB's Toronto space to showcase new content based on NFB productions.
March 4, 2011

The National Film Board of Canada’s Mediatheque in Toronto is turning into an interactive hub.

Reflecting the NFB’s digital production commitment, the space’s redesign will see ceiling-mounted projectors, floor-to-ceiling screen and a new audio system to showcase new content based on NFB productions.

It will also be used for hosting exhibits, screenings, workshops, camps and private event rental.

The Mediatheque will also offer access to NFB.ca, the NFB Interactive portal and its Online Screening Room. Visitors will also be able to connect with a webcam-fitted touchscreen to record feedback on their experience and take their suggestions on what they’d like to see.

The interactive hub is slated to open in early April.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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