The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) produces groundbreaking interactive works, social-issue documentaries and auteur animation. The NFB has created over 13,000 productions and won over 5,000 awards, including 14 Canadian Screen Awards, 8 Webbys, 12 Oscars and more than 90 Genies.

What are they looking for?

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

Annette Clarke - Executive Producer


Annette Clarke is an accomplished producer committed to collaborating with emerging and established talent to tell powerful, transformative stories. As Executive Producer for 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. Her 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),Gunrunners (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 inside the story of 11 young girls in northern Kenya who make legal history.


Kelly Davis - Senior Production Coordinator Atlantic & Quebec Studio


In her role as Senior Production Coordinator, Kelly helps administer the over 23 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 manages the Filmmaker Assistance Program for the Studio. Originally hailing from Nova Scotia, Kelly has a background in journalism, communications, graphic design and documentary film. In 2009, she made her first dramatic short film (Down To The Wood) as writer/director, produce through NIFCO, which travelled to a number of festivals and won the 2010 Nickel Independent Film Festival’s Emerging Filmmaker Award. It was also selected to compete in the 2011 CBC Short Film Face Off. In 2010 she produced a second award-winning short film (Cardboard Junction) for writer/director Jacqueline Hynes through NIFCO’s Picture Start program, and in 2016 Kelly co-produced a Picture Start film entitled SKIP, written and directed by Jenina MacGillivray.