CBC Television Network

New Film Makers

Network: CBC Television Network

Broadcast Run: 1969

Broadcast Medium: Television

Aired Wednesday nights at 10:30 PM from April 23 to June 23, 1969

These seven 30-minute broadcasts represented something of a risk for the CBC: independent film. But it was 1969 and a lot of experimental films were being produced as the technology changed and became more accessible to a new generation of filmmakers.

Program one featured Mort Ransen, discussing his work with a group of teens from Toronto. Out of these discussions came a film called Christopher’s Movie Matinee.

Subsequent programs included student productions from McMaster University, a film about artist Joyce Wieland, and animation from the Vancouver Art School. Most of the films were short subjects rather than long-form features.

Executive Producer: Rosalind Farber

Producer: Doug Gillingham

Host: Lyal Brown

Concept: Jack Vance

Research: Betty-Jean Beyer

Written by John Corcelli – May, 2005