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.

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Watch 5 autumn films and celebrate the harvest season in style

Films

Welcome the burnt-orange autumn with our coziest and warmest fall harvest films. From horse-pulling contests to quilting and harvesting late summer fruits, these films celebrate the season in style.

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The State of the Art, Part I: Documentary Ethics

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What’s a doc’s job? Get the latest on documentary practices from artists, critics, and industry insiders at the TIFF 2014 Doc Conference. In this post, we consider ethical documentary practices and a filmmaker’s responsibility.

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In the dish pit: a Q&A with Mark Hoffe, director of interactive web doc Bubble Dancers

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Docs ain’t what they used to be! Check out this informative interview with Mark Hoffe, the interactive web doc filmmaker behind “Bubble Dancers”, a series of profiles about working in the dish pit. Fans of new media and creative producers alike will relish this behind-the-scenes look.

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Rush, The Hip, Bryan Adams, and more! Watch 5 films on your favourite Canadian musicians

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Check out 5 documentaries on Canada’s most famous contemporary musicians. The radio wouldn’t be the same without ‘em!

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TIFF ’14: free outdoor screenings of Norman McLaren classics with live music

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Head down to TIFF’s free, public, outdoor Festival Street this Sunday, Sept. 7th for a real treat: live original music will accompany classic Norman McLaren animations.

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Switch into high gear for cycling week on NFB.ca

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Are you a summer-loving biker, or do you know one? Check out these 5 thrilling films about cycling. From a cross-country adventure to the white-knuckle excitement of track racing, the fun on two wheels never stops!

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5 films on literature: Atwood, Kerouac, Mowat, and more…

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Bookworms unite! Watch 5 revealing and inspiring documentaries about some of the world’s greatest writers. You may even learn something new about a favourite writer you thought you knew.

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Mark UN International Youth Day with 5 films

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Celebrate the smart, talented, and creative youth of the world on International Youth Day with these inspiring and entertaining films.

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A Q&A with Oscar®-nominated animator and artist-in-residence Janet Perlman

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Get to know animator-in-residence Janet Perlman as she works on a live, unscripted animation project at Les Musées de la civilisation à Québec. This Q&A is a first-hand account of the work and creativity of an Oscar-nominated artist.

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Take a tour of the NFB Kids’ Channel, featuring films for children of all ages

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It’s summer and the kids are underfoot. Did you know that NFB.ca has a Kids’ Channel full of films for children of all ages? Check out the selection here, and get a few recommendations on what to watch.

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A doc by any other name: explore 4 types of documentary films

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Think a documentary is about “truth”? Think again! These 4 types of documentary films may have almost nothing in common with each other—except that they all present a compelling vision of the world we live in.

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The First World War’s 100th anniversary: a cinematic commemoration

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Mark the centenary of the First World War with free public film screenings and special programming on NFB.ca. Explore now!