Available reels: 7
|Creator||National Film Board of Canada.|
|Title||National Film Board of Canada : minutes of the meetings of the Board of Trustees and predecessor|
RG 53 4
Business and commerce
|Document source||Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada|
In 1938, the Government of Canada invited John Grierson, a British documentary filmmaker, to study the state of the government's film production. Up to that date, the Canadian Government Motion Picture Bureau, established in 1918, had been the major Canadian film producer. The results of Grierson's report were included in the National Film Act of 1939, which led to the establishment of the National Film Board (NFB). In part, it was founded to create propaganda in support of the Second World War. An agency of the Government of Canada, the NFB produces and distributes documentary films, animation, web documentaries and alternative dramas. In total, the NFB has produced more than 13,000 productions which have won more than 5,000 awards, including 12 Academy Awards. The NFB reports to the Parliament of Canada through the Minister of Canadian Heritage. It has English language and French language production branches.
This collection consists of minutes of the meetings of the National Film Board Board of Trustees and its predecessor, the Board of Governors, for the years 1939 to 1986. They are individually accompanied by lengthy appendices, which include quarterly reports created by the various operational sections, action plans, statistical assessments, and research reports provided by the different branches and budgets.