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.

Jovana Jankovic and her favourite movies

Gotta go! Say goodbye to NFB blogger Jovana with a few of her favourite flicks

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Want to know what your friendly neighbourhood NFB blogger Jovana recommends? Explore the best of the best in the NFB’s online collection of films.

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The Ernie Game: Troubled youth of the 1960s

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The NFB is not primarily known for its feature dramas, but over our 75 years of existence we have produced a few jewels that can rightly be considered some of the best Canada has ever made. One only has to think of Claude Jutra’s Mon oncle Antoine, named best Canadian film of all time by more »

Madame Tutli-Putli

Watch 6 stellar Oscar® nominees that missed out on the top prize

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It’s Oscar® season and the buzz is in the air. Want to know what else has been up for the top prize over the years? Watch 6 of our 73 (!) nominated films!

Jack Rabbit (Norway)

Take a cinematic tour of Norway’s people, places, and stories

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Wanna get to know Norway through the magic of cinema? From skiing to fishing to Norwegian art and design, you’ll love this tiny nation’s persona.

Me and My Moulton - an Oscar nominee!

Announcing… Our 73rd Oscar® nominee! Watch “Me and My Moulton” for FREE now!

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We’ve just scored our 73rd Oscar nomination! Torill Kove’s “Me and My Moulton” is nominated in the Best Short Film (Animated) category. Watch the film NOW!

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Enter the urban jungle: watch 5 films on the cities of the world

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The cinema and cities are natural partners. Get to know the world’s most dynamic metropolises in 5 riveting films.

Winter sports films

What’s the trick to capturing thrills on camera? Watch 4 films on winter sports!

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Skiing! Hockey! Curling! How do the cameras capture such hectic motion? Watch 4 films on winter sports, and find out how the pros put it together on camera.

Begone Dull Care

Hosting a New Year’s Eve party? Play these 4 films as party decor!

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Anyone can decorate a party with streamers and balloons (bo-ring!) but have you considered wowing your guests with cinematic decorations? Find out more about turning your New Years bash into the party of the century in this blog post.

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Larks and laughs: watch 5 Christmas films this week on NFB.ca

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There’s plenty of time for watching Christmas films on the couch this week! Check out 5 colourful and lively NFB animations that capture the Christmas spirit.

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Staff Picks 2014: discover a batch of hidden gems in our collection

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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.

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Fire, water, earth, air: explore the 4 elements in 5 films

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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

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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.