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NFB site wins ‘Oscar of the Web’

Briefs | 05/09/2008 1:03 pm EDT

The National Film Board of Canada‘s filmmaker-in-residence’s website has been awarded a Webby award for Best Documentary Series. The NFB beat out other award wining site producers including PBS Frontline World, National Public Radio‘s Project Song, The Globe and Mail‘s Boy in the Moon and the MIT Media Lab’s Labcast to win the Webby, which are the leading international award honouring excellence on the Internet and are often referred to as ‘the Oscars of the Web.’ Established in 1996, the Webbys are presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a 550-member body of leading Web experts, business figures, luminaries, visionaries and creative celebrities. The NFB site, which tells the story of the NFB’s innovative filmmaker-in-residence project, has already won the Canadian New Media Award for Excellence in News, Information, and the Big Orange Rubber Arrow for Best Narrative at the Flashforward 2007 Boston conference.

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