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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Innovation, Eh? | Watch 3 Films on Canadian Inventions

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Canada is known for many important innovations. Watch 3 films about 3 different Canadian inventions – insulin, IMAX and direct cinema.

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NFB Films Now Available on TELUS Optik TV

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TELUS Optik TV subscribers in British Columbia, Albert and Quebec can now watch free NFB films as part of their subscription package.

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Canadian History in 10 NFB Films

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At 148 years, Canada has an incredibly rich and fascinating history, and unsurprisingly, you can learn about the highlights of Canadian history in the NFB archives. In honour of Canada Day, take a little journey back in time and learn about the history of Canada, as seen through 10 NFB films.

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Music of the NFB | Discover A Vintage Vinyl

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In 1977, the NFB released an unusual item given its mandate and the nature of its activities: a vinyl record. Simply titled Musiques de l’O.N.F./Music of the N.F.B.: Volume 1, this double LP was produced in order to showcase the musical qualities of certain NFB productions.

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The Art of Adaptation: 4 Films Based on Books

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Adapting a great book into a film isn’t always easy. Watch 4 different adaptations, each of which took a different route from page to screen.

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Watch 10 NFB Films on Colour!

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After slogging through months of slush then months of puddles, we’ve finally been bequeathed some beautiful weather. In honour of the summer (and flowers and foliage) we’ve waited so long for, enjoy 10 of the NFB’s most beautiful films on colour!

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6 Short Films to Watch on National Aboriginal Day

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Enjoy 6 short films from our collection which celebrate different cultures and traditions in honour of National Aboriginal Day on Sunday, June 21, 2015.

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Celebrate 100 Years of Women in Animation

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We created a mini retrospective that highlights 100 invaluable years of work by women in animation, here at the NFB and abroad.

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NFB Remixed | Watch 5 Music Videos Inspired by the NFB

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The NFB may be primarily known for documentaries and animation, but if you were to take a quick search through our archives, you’d find yourself knee-deep in music.

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Saskatchewan as seen through the NFB lens

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Discover films produced by the National Film Board of Canada on Saskatchewan and its people including Joe Fafard, Andrew Suknaski and Tommy Douglas.

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May The Force Be With—D’Oh! The NFB in Pop Culture

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What do The Simpsons, Star Wars and drugged-out spiders all have in common? Check out all the NFB’s pop culture shout-outs in one convenient location.

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3 Films on Urban Living: Are We Thriving or Just Surviving?

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Roughly 7 billion of us share this planet and half of us live in densely populated cities. Watch 3 films that explore our relationship with urban living.

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