Films

Here you’ll find musings, histories, critiques, and behind-the-scenes info on some of the more than 2,000 films (animations, documentaries, fiction) and interactive projects we’re streaming on NFB.ca.

Forbidden Love

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

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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

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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

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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.

Theoidore Ushev

Theodore Ushev, artist-in-residence, on creation, destruction, McLaren, and working in public

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Experience the talent, provocation, and iconoclasm in award-winning animator Theodore Ushev’s work, as he prepares for a live-work residency in Quebec City.

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

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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.

Night Mayor

Behind the scenes of Guy Maddin’s melodramatic short Night Mayor

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If you haven’t seen Guy Maddin’s mini-masterpiece Night Mayor, now’s the time. Watch the film and explore the melodrama and modernity at its core.

Van Doos

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

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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

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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!

Halloween animations

Celebrate Halloween and International Animation Day with 8 dark, weird, and wacky films

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From vampires to the dark recesses of the subconscious mind, travel to the fantastical and beyond in 8 weird, wacky, and wonderful films that celebrate Halloween and International Animation Day.

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

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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.

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10 questions with Hélène Choquette, director of Little Big Girls—a new feature doc on early puberty

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Go behind the scenes with “Little Big Girls” director Hélène Choquette, as her new doc on early puberty in girls premieres FOR FREE online (Oct. 17-19).

Gerald Potteron; My Financial Career

Behind the scenes with Oscar®-nominated animator and filmmaker Gerald Potterton

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Get some juicy behind-the-scenes info straight from Oscar®-nominated animator and filmmaker Gerald Potteron about his illustrious career—and watch a few films, too. Potterton worked with Buster Keaton, Ivan Reitman, Colin Low, and even on The Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine” in his decades-long career.