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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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

Films

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

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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!

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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!