Documentary

Explore the world of documentary—including biography, history, social and political issues, global cultures, and aboriginal topics.

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Staff Picks 2014: discover a batch of hidden gems in our collection

Films

Got lots of free time over the holidays and don’t know what to watch? Let our wise team members here at the NFB guide you with their favourite hidden gems.

4 elements

Fire, water, earth, air: explore the 4 elements in 5 films

Films

The 4 elements have ruled our imagination about our environment since classical antiquity. Explore the power and beauty of the 4 elements in 5 films.

Wolfe and Montcalm

Between fact and fiction: the NFB’s 1950s Perspective TV series

Films

Take a look at the production and broadcast of the National Film Board’s television series Perspective in the 1950s. The series replaced On the Spot on the CBC.

Discordia - documentary

The secret to success: what are documentary critics and festival curators looking for?

Films

What stands out in a saturated market? Find out what today’s documentary critics and curators are looking for in a successful documentary feature.

TV Sale

Let’s keep warm by the electronic fireplace with 5 films about TV

Films

Love to watch TV? Then you’ll enjoy these weird, wacky, and thought-provoking films about television. Let’s keep warm by the electronic fireplace!

Forbidden Love

Forbidden Love: FREE for a limited time—plus an LGBTQ films playlist

Films

Watch the seminal queer film Forbidden Love FREE for a limited time only! And check out the NFB’s rich offering of queer cinema in our new LGBTQ playlist.

Labyrinth

Technology in cinema: 5 NFB films that changed the game

Films

The NFB has consistently harnessed the powers of the latest and greatest gadgets and techniques. Watch 5 films that made technological history!

Crazywater

Crazywater, a powerful new doc on addiction, streams FREE online Nov. 16th-25th, 2014

Films

Inuvialuit filmmaker Dennis Allen takes a first-person approach to telling the stories of First Nations communities affected by alcoholism and other substance abuse. Watch this powerful, personal, and inspiring film now.

Mr-Merglers-Gift

Commemorate National Child Day with 5 films about youth around the world

Films

Commemorate Canada’s National Child Day and the UN’s Universal Children’s Day with 5 films on the experiences, voices, and lives of youth around the world.

Van Doos

Remembrance Day 2014: what to do, where to go, and what to watch

FilmsNews

Mark Remembrance Day with free public screenings, an online free streaming period, and a beautiful commemorative box set. Get all the details on what to do, where to go, and especially what to watch here.

NFB Film Club

The NFB Film Club is back with stellar Winter 2014 programming

FilmsNews

Check out our latest offering of films available for FREE public screening at public libraries across Canada. Watch a few trailers, and decide what you want to see in your community this winter. There’s something for everyone—kids and adults alike!

40MP Toronto Noon Skyline Panorama

Election o’clock in Toronto: get out there and vote!

FilmsNews

Want to get a cinematic perspective on Toronto ahead of the election? Check out these NFB films—old and new—about the city, its people, and its politicians.