Welcome to the Canadian Educational, Sponsored, and Industrial Film Archive, a research hub for scholars, students, historians, and archivists. Featured is our growing comprehensive database of Canadian-produced film titles in the broadly defined genres of educational, sponsored, and industrial motion pictures. With each of our entries, you will find such information as production credits, holding institutions, and description of subject matter. News, bibliographical material, and critical commentary are also a part of this website. A sample of films can also be viewed. Explore the website and discover the world of Canadian educational, sponsored, and industrial film.

This project originates from the Department of Communication Studies at Concordia University (Montreal).

Highlights from the Parliamentary Life of the Right Honourable William Lyon Mackenzie King

Languages: 
English
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Comments: 
"This is a motion picture biography about William Lyon Mackenzie King's political life. Associated Screen News Limited (ASN), a Montreal-based film production company, compiled this film from its collection of newsreel footage, probably to be used as a tribute upon King's retirement. From the 1920s to 1957, ASN shot Canadian newsreel stories for use in newsreels shown in Canadian theatres and internationally. This rare and early example of documentary film made during a prime minister's lifetime has a laudatory tone. It excludes mention of any controversial events, such as the King-Byng incident of 1926, the Second World War conscription crisis or the Igor Gouzenko spy scandal" (Library and Archives Canada).

The Royal Tour of Canada

Languages: 
English
Comments: 
"This excerpt, taken from a documentary about the visit of King George VI and his wife Queen Elizabeth to Canada in 1939, shows William Lyon Mackenzie King hosting a banquet for them in Toronto. Note the difference between the clarity of the voice-over narration and the muffled sound of the Prime Minister's toast. Newsreels tended to favour voice-over narration because recording sound on location was often difficult. Associated Screen News reused this sequence in its Mackenzie King biography "Highlights from the Parliamentary Life of the Right Honourable William Lyon Mackenzie King" (Library and Archives Canada).

The Annual Varsity Scrap

Languages: 
English
Comments: 
"Canadian National Pictorial was a newsreel produced from 1919 to 1921 by the private company Pathéscope of Canada Ltd. The Canadian government funded the newsreel" (Library and Archives Canada).

Canada's Harvest of Fish

Languages: 
English
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Comments: 
"Canadian National Pictorial was a newsreel produced from 1919 to 1921 by the private company Pathéscope of Canada Ltd. The Canadian government funded the newsreel" (Library and Archives Canada).

Parliament Opens in its New Home

Languages: 
English
Comments: 
"Canadian National Pictorial was a newsreel produced from 1919 to 1921 by the private company Pathéscope of Canada Ltd. The Canadian government funded the newsreel" (source: Library and Archives Canada).

Ottawa : Home of Canada's Parliament

Languages: 
English
Comments: 
Note from Library and Archives Canada: "Canadian National Pictorial was a newsreel produced from 1919 to 1921 by the private company Pathéscope of Canada Ltd. The Canadian government funded the newsreel."

The Westminster of the West

Release Years: 
1934
Languages: 
English

Colloque international « L’amateur en cinéma, un autre paradigme ? » Université François-Rabelais de Tours | 23 - 24 juin 2015

Organisé par l'équipe InTRu, ce colloque organisé par Valérie Vignaux (Université de Tours) et Benoit Turquety (Université de Lausanne) souhaite poser les bases théoriques d'une réflexion sur les enjeux actuels du cinéma amateur, en montrant comment ces pratiques proposent un autre paradigme, dont les implications sont à la fois sociologiques, esthétiques et anthropologiques. On entend notamment interroger le phénomène selon trois mouvements principaux :

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