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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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.

Theoidore Ushev

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

FilmsNews

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.

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.

Night Mayor

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

Films

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.