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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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

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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

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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!

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High Grass Circus: low-tech, grassroots entertainment

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Get a behind-the-scenes look at the NFB Oscar-nominated documentary High Grass Circus, on the Royal Brothers Tent Circus that toured Canada in the 1970s.

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The power of stories: explore the new fiction channel on NFB.ca

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Looking for some drama, comedy, or adventure? Explore the NFB’s new fiction channel and experience the power of imaginative storytelling.

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7 days, 7 films: celebrating Canada History Week

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Happy Canada Day! This day marks the kick-off of Canada History Week (July 1-7) so check out a selection of informative, inspiring, and entertaining films about Canada’s artists, archives, museums, and more.

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It’s jazz festival season across Canada! Watch 6 must-see jazz films

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In the mood for music? Take a tour through 6 moody and melodic jazz films, just in time for jazz festival season across Canada. Oscar Peterson! Lenny Breau! Jane Bunnett! The music never stops here!

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The sights of the season: 14 sun-soaked summer photos

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Swimming, tanning, sailing… take a tour through the NFB archives and discover a selection of sun-soaked summer photos—just in time for everyone’s favourite season.

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Seven Digital Deadly Sins: a new interactive web doc about online ethics

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Today’s digital world brings with it a whole new set of moral dilemmas. Which ones are most common—and which ones are you guilty of? Explore digital sin confessions in this new interactive web doc.

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Time Travel Tuesday: head back to the 1960s with 5 black-and-white gems

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Ah, the romance of an era long gone. Take a tour through a sumptuous selection of stylish, seductive, and sonorous black-and-white films from the 1960s. It’ll almost feel like you were there…

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Explore “Making Movie History: A Portrait in 61 Parts”, a new web doc series

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Want to know more about how and why Canadian film culture came to be the way it is? Go straight to the source in our new interactive web doc! Interviews with poets, dreamers, and pioneers reveal the history of the NFB… and maybe even a bit about what movies mean to Canadians today.