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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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3 Films for Weekend Watching

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With the addition of 150 new titles to NFB.ca, there are lots of options when it comes to which films to watch this weekend. In this post, we offer our Top 3 picks.

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Controversial Newfoundland Politician Danny Williams in the Hot Seat

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The colourful and controversial former premier of Newfoundland, Danny Williams, answers 5 questions about his life philosophy and the new Danny documentary.

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Inventing a Tradition: Arthur Lipsett and the NFB’s “Studio X”

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In honour of Arthur Lipsett’s birthday (May 13, 1936) we’ve invited filmmaker, writer, and editor Brett Kashmere to talk about Lipsett’s films and the history of experimental cinema at the NFB in the 60s and 70s.

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Mother’s Day | Watch 3 Amazing Animated Shorts about Moms on NFB.ca

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This Mother’s Day, celebrate motherhood and mothers everywhere with these 3 animated short about moms

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Metamorphosis | Filming Begins on New Velcrow Ripper/Nova Ami Documentary

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Learn more about Metamorphosis, our upcoming Velcrow Ripper doc about humanity’s pressing need to cope with the climate crisis it has created.

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Rent 3 Hard-Hitting Docs on Mental Illness and Violent Crime

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Rent Life With Murder, NCR: Non Criminally Responsible and Out of Mind, Out of Sight, a trilogy of John Kastner docs about mental illness and violent crime.

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On Screenwriting | Notes from the Man Behind Barney’s Version

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Barney’s Version screenwriter Michael Konyves reflects on life-changing books, Montreal and regrets in this rare guest blog post.

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Check out the 10 best Canadian films of all time

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The Toronto International Film Festival has published the latest update of the 10 best Canadian films of all time and 5 of the 10 films listed happen to be NFB productions or co-productions.

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Love Owls? Watch 5 Films to Feed Your Owl Obsession on NFB.ca

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Obsessed with owls? Check out these 5 short films about owls on NFB.ca.

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Celebrate World Book Day with 10 Essential Films on Literature

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Mark World Book Day with these 10 films about words and those who devote their lives to smithing them for our delight.

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Unarmed Verses: Growing Up “North of the 401”

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Growing up in Villaways has never been easy. Located to the north of Toronto’s great divide, in an overlooked corner of the vast inner suburban zone above Highway 401, the housing project has grappled with poverty and isolation. And now its residents confront a new uncertainty. The Toronto Community Housing Corporation is proceeding with plans

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Big news! We’ve added over 150 new films to NFB.ca… with more to come!

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Over the past 6 months, the members of the NFB programming team have screened hundreds of documentaries from around the world to create a premiere destination for you, the film lovers who share our passion for point-of-view documentaries and Canadian films. So, now when you browse the NFB site, you will have access to a collection

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