Making Movie History: Robert Forget

Making Movie History: Robert Forget

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Working outside the spotlight, the visionary Robert Forget was a major force of change at the NFB. Alive to the creative potential of new technologies, he was always one step ahead. As a young producer in 1971, he founded Vidéographe, an artist-run video production centre that remains a vibrant player in independant media creation. Forget was appointed head of French Program from 1989 to 1993, when he became Director for Technical Service. Not content to simply produce (over 75 films!), the tireless Forget oversaw historic advances in computer animation. In 1994, he established Montreal's famous CineRobotheque viewing facility and in 2000 he pioneered internet distribution with CinéRoute. Technological innovation and creativity were always inter-connected for Forget-and the NFB owes a huge debt to his forward-looking leadership.

This interview is part of Making Movie History: A Portrait in 61 Parts.

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  • research
    Denys Desjardins
  • direction
    Denys Desjardins
  • picture editing
    Denys Desjardins
  • producer
    Johanne Bergeron
  • participant
    Robert Forget
  • photographic research
    Marion Duhaime-Morissette
  • sweetening
    Luc Papineau
  • original music
    Luc Papineau