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.

Orange

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

Films

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

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Winter sports films

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

Films

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.

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Begone Dull Care

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

Films

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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Noël Noël

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

Films

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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staff5

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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