Posts Tagged ‘children’


Commemorate National Child Day with 5 films about youth around the world


Commemorate Canada’s National Child Day and the UN’s Universal Children’s Day with 5 films on the experiences, voices, and lives of youth around the world.

Mr Merglers Gift

Watch 4 Films About Kids and Music


Everyone knows music is good for kids. Music helps children develop language skills, listening skills and even math skills. Music promotes children’s self-esteem, helps stimulate brain connections and relieves stress. Music also encourages creativity in children, and teaches them the virtues of hard work and discipline. All that goodness considered, it seems impossible that films more »


Spring Break | Watch 3 New Animated Shorts for Free


The nice thing about Spring Break – aside from no school, if you’re a kid, or poolside double-margaritas, if you’re an undergrad – is that it heralds spring, a season many Canadians have been fervently anticipating since last November. It’s almost here! We’re even changing the time this Saturday. I can almost smell the tulips more »


Staycation Education!


* This is a guest post by Lindsay Wright, Manager, National Education Programs School’s out but our films are still hard at work. The upcoming March break is the perfect time to check out some hidden gems on CAMPUS! Get started by exploring one of our acclaimed interactive sites, Bear 71. This online documentary premiered more »


Film animation from a 12-year-old’s perspective


The following is a guest post by Tanya Koivusalo. The weather is warming up, and people in Toronto are starting to venture outside again — summer is definitely on the way! This can only mean one thing – the NFB Mediatheque’s summer animation camps are right around the corner. The Mediatheque offers five week-long sessions, more »

How to make money (and other fun stuff)


How Do They Make Money? by Tina Keeper, National Film Board of Canada Everybody loves a good “how to” film. We’re a culture obsessed with how things are done. And when you combine our inquisitive nature with a generally short attention span, nothing fits the bill better than a 5 minute film that explains the more »