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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
Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.

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