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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Switch into high gear for cycling week on NFB.ca

Films

Are you a summer-loving biker, or do you know one? Check out these 5 thrilling films about cycling. From a cross-country adventure to the white-knuckle excitement of track racing, the fun on two wheels never stops!

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5 films on literature: Atwood, Kerouac, Mowat, and more…

Films

Bookworms unite! Watch 5 revealing and inspiring documentaries about some of the world’s greatest writers. You may even learn something new about a favourite writer you thought you knew.

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Mark UN International Youth Day with 5 films

Films

Celebrate the smart, talented, and creative youth of the world on International Youth Day with these inspiring and entertaining films.

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A Q&A with Oscar®-nominated animator and artist-in-residence Janet Perlman

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Get to know animator-in-residence Janet Perlman as she works on a live, unscripted animation project at Les Musées de la civilisation à Québec. This Q&A is a first-hand account of the work and creativity of an Oscar-nominated artist.

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Take a tour of the NFB Kids’ Channel, featuring films for children of all ages

Films

It’s summer and the kids are underfoot. Did you know that NFB.ca has a Kids’ Channel full of films for children of all ages? Check out the selection here, and get a few recommendations on what to watch.

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A doc by any other name: explore 4 types of documentary films

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Think a documentary is about “truth”? Think again! These 4 types of documentary films may have almost nothing in common with each other—except that they all present a compelling vision of the world we live in.

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The First World War’s 100th anniversary: a cinematic commemoration

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Mark the centenary of the First World War with free public film screenings and special programming on NFB.ca. Explore now!

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Summer Films, Part II: more shimmery cinema for your vacation

Films

Here come more of our best, sunniest, and most satisfying summer films. Got some free time on vacation? Grab a laptop and sit on the dock with these cinematic treats.

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Evelyn Lambart’s centenary: celebrating Canada’s first female animation pioneer

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On the 100th anniversary of Evelyn Lambart’s birth, explore the animation pioneer’s life and work across her decades-long career at the NFB.

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Celebrate summer vacation with Summer Films: Part I

Films

Got a lazy afternoon to spend with us? Check out these these funny, inspiring, beautiful, and relaxing summer films during your summer vacation.

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Justice is served: 11 animal pics, 0 cats

Films

Had enough of pictures of cats online? Check out these magnificent, adorable, and rascally wild creatures from the NFB archives—none of whom are cats!

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A visit with our furry friends: watch 5 animal docs

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Join our friends in the animal kingdom for a tour through their habitats, activities, and personalities. You won’t look at raccoons the same way again!