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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Once Upon A Time | Watch 5 NFB-ified Fairy Tales

Films

Fairy tales have a way of inspiring all manner of creativity, and they’ve been enjoying a cinematic reimagining ever since Walt Disney put the finishing touches on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937.

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Summertime art and culture, coast to Canadian coast

Films

Discover the air-conditioned glory of museums and galleries across Canada this summer, and watch a few films on NFB.ca to supplement your visit. Explore now!

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A Newfoundland Cinema?

Films

Newfoundland is a place with history, and lots of it. In the same way that Canada saw the need to produce its own cinema as a way of resisting assimilation by its neighbour to the south, Newfoundlanders felt compelled to tell their own big screen stories.

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The agony and the ecstasy: 5 films about running

Films

Discover the physical, mental, and spiritual dimensions of running in 5 cinematic gems about athletes who run for their lives.

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Imposters, Fakes and Charlatans

Films

Do the names Ernest Dufault, Sylvester Long and Archibald Belaney mean anything to you? They should. All three were famous throughout the 20th century. All three achieved notoriety in their respective fields, and all three were big-time imposters.

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Check out the NFB Film Club’s Fall 2015 Programming

Films

Check out the Fall 2015 NFB Film Club selection, with films available for FREE public screening at public libraries nationwide. There’s something for everyone!

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Watch 3 Films on Sports for the 2015 Pan Am Games

Films

The 2015 Pan Am Games begin this week in Toronto. To mark the event, we’re featuring a playlist that includes Baseball Girls, Singlehanders and 60 Cycles.

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Innovation, Eh? | Watch 3 Films on Canadian Inventions

Films

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

Films

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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