"The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) produces ground-breaking interactive works, social-issue documentaries and auteur animation. The NFB has created over 13,000 productions and won over 7,000 awards, including 12 Oscars®, 4 Palmes d’Or, 18 Webby Awards, and 120 Canadian Screen Awards.

What are they looking for?

Seeking pitches for long and short-form documentary, animations and interactive projects.

Annette Clarke
Executive Producer
National Film Board of Canada – Atlantic & Quebec Studio


Annette Clarke is an accomplished producer committed to collaborating with artists to tell powerful, transformative stories. As Executive Producer for the NFB’s Quebec-Atlantic Studio, Annette has met cacao farmers in Belize, foreign workers in Labrador, the endangered bluefin tuna, rock-star chefs decrying food waste, and an animated young girl who copes with her mom’s mental illness by losing herself in the imaginary world of books. Select producer credits include Vive la rose (2009, TIFF and Sundance), The Chocolate Farmer (2010, Hot Docs, RIDM), Flawed (2010, Hot Docs, Silverdocs, double honours at PSIFF, Emmy nomination), The Boxing Girls of Kabul (2011, IDFA and CSA for best documentary short), Hard Light (2012, FIFA Jury Award), Buying Sex (2013, Hot Docs), Danny (2014, Hot Docs Big Ideas series), 54 Hours (2014, Yorkton Founder’s Award), Gun Runners (2015, Hot Docs), Theater of Life (2016, Berlin), Hand. Line. Cod. (2016, TIFF). Annette’s current productions reflect on the human condition inside Nova Scotia prisons, along the Brazilian Amazon, on Fogo Island and through the story of 11 young girls in northern Kenya who make legal history.


Kelly Davis
Senior Production Coordinator / Associate Producer
National Film Board of Canada – Atlantic & Quebec Studio


In her role as Senior Production Coordinator, Kelly helps administer the over 20 documentaries, animations and interactive projects currently in development, production, post and release in the Atlantic & Quebec Studio. Kelly is also the first point of contact for proposals and co-manages the Filmmaker Assistance Program for the Studio. Kelly is currently an Associate Producer on two studio projects, including a feature-length documentary about artists Luben Boykov and Elena Popova and an interactive project for the mobile phone, inspired by Zita Cobb and written by Michael Crummey.