Animation

Explore our vast collection of animated films and get info about the world of animation in general.

5 Films That Capture the Magic of Canadian Summers

We know that in theory every season gets four months, but as Canadians, we also know there are really only two seasons: Summer and winter, with winter lasting around 10 months, and summer a scant two. Watch 5 films that capture the magic of Canadian summers.

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All trains lead to… the movies!

There’s nothing like the excitement of a new adventure. So, hop aboard the NFB train, get comfortable, and let yourself be carried away with these 5 short films about trains!

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NFB Summer 2017 Events Near You!

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Below you’ll find a list of screenings and activities that we’ll be involved in across the country. This post is a piece in progress, and we’ll be adding to it as events are booked, so bookmark this page and check back often!

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The Wonder Women of the NFB

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Here at the NFB, we have a long, proud history of films about women, directed by women – and quite a few of them are Oscar® winners, too. In a sense, they’re our own Wonder Women.

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Meet Manivald, a Wannabe Troubadour with Mommy Issues

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Discover Manivald, our new animated short that’s just hitting the festival circuit. The film is a quirky and refreshing take on the difficult and delicate bonds between a mother and son.

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Travel Across Canada From the Comfort of Your Home

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This one’s for all you globetrotters who don’t have the time to quench your summer vacation wanderlust! Enjoy all the majesty of Canada, from sea to glorious shining sea, and travel across the country from the very comfort of your home.

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A Brief History of the NFB at the Cannes Film Festival

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With the 2017 Cannes Film Festival coming to a close this Sunday, enjoy a list of 10 NFB films that have crossed the Croissette and taken home one of Cannes’s most prestigious prizes.

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Watch 6 Films About Comics and Their Creators

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Comic strips and comic books are universal art forms, and give their creators a direct line to wide, wide audience. Some comics are serials, some are satirical, some offer insight, and some just want to make you laugh. From political cartoonists to the creator of a world-famous superhero, I think we’ve got something for just about everyone.

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Freaks of Nurture: Alexandra Lemay in the Dollhouse

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Alexandra Lemay has a full line of creative hats in her artistic wardrobe — but ‘art director’ is one she wears with particular style and confidence. Currently at work on Freaks of Nurture, a new stop-motion animation inspired by her own unorthodox upbringing, she’s designed an extraordinary miniature set — a scaled down version of

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Photo Friday | The Trenches of World War I

100th anniversary of Vimy Ridge | Reflect on the price of war with these incredible stills from Claude Cloutier’s short animation The Trenches (2010).

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7 Films to Empower Women and Girls

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Film is a powerful communication tool, and when the right film meets the right audience, amazing things can happen. This post contains 7 films that hold empowering messages for women and girls.

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Adult Animation | 5 Films To Watch After The Kids Go To Sleep

Enjoy 5 animated films created just for adults. Each film addresses a different theme, from sex to addiction to living beyond our means.

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