Posts Tagged ‘screenings’


The NFB heads to TIFF 2014 with 7 films


We’re gearing up for the Toronto International Film Festival with 5 NFB films in the running. Check out some trailers and clips here. See you at the fest!


Celebrate Canada Day with the NFB


Tomorrow is Canada Day (yay!) and the NFB has a few ideas to celebrate this wonderful place we call home. The first is a Canada Day film selection we put together for the occasion. Containing animation shorts and documentaries alike (as well as a memorable “O Canada”, as sung by William Shatner), the selection is more »


NFB Films at Rendez-vous de la Francophonie 2011


150 screenings in 62 cities across Canada! Now that’s a full slate of films. From March 4 to 20, the National Film Board is participating in the Rendez-vous de la Francophonie’s annual celebration of French culture, screening films from coast to coast for the sixth year in a row.


Anita Lebeau’s Big Drive to screen in Winnipeg and Vancouver this spring


When I was a kid and my parents would take us on road trips to visit with my cousins, down in the States, my brother and I would always get into the worse fights. Between the are-we-there-yet’s and the mommy-I-gotta-pee’s, being stuck in the back of a car with my brother was the fastest way more »


Turning 32: An interview with director Robbie Hart


The following is a guest post by Tanya Koivusalo. What are the universal characteristics we humans share? Robbie Hart and Luc Côté explore this intriguing question in their new feature-length documentary Turning 32 as they meet again with 5 people they originally interviewed 16 years ago for the television series Turning 16. In advance of more »

Racing Thoughts in theatres for Mental Illness Awareness Week


Racing Thoughts (Trailer) by Louiselle Nol, National Film Board of Canada Louiselle Noël’s new film, Racing Thoughts is being screened in cities across Canada this week in conjunction with Mental Illness Awareness Week (October 3-9, 2010). In the film, Louiselle Noël focuses her camera on 4 young people suffering from mental illness and sets out more »


Climate change and The Arctic Circle: Have we already passed the point of no return?


The following is a guest post by Tanya Koivusalo. On Wednesday April 7, the Toronto Mediatheque is screening The Arctic Circle as part of the Green Screens series. The entire film will also air on Discovery HD on April 21 at 7 pm & 8 pm. Shot in some of the world’s most desolate and more »

Filmmaker Philippe Baylaucq on screening A Dream for Kabul in Japan


Note: This post was taken from our French sister site,, and has been translated into English. [Invalid Link] Philippe Baylaucq is back from Tokyo, Japan, where he presented his film A Dream for Kabul at the Canadian Embassy. We asked him to give us his impressions of his trip. (Carolyne Weldon, * more »

Montrealers! Win tickets to see Higglety Pigglety Pop


Win tickets to the premiere screening of Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life

3 NFB shorts among Canada’s Top Ten


The Spine, Runaway and Vive la Rose make TIFF’s Canada’s Top Ten list for 2009. All 3 films will screen in Toronto on Sunday, January 17.

The NFB joins forces with Cinema Politica


The NFB partners with Cinema Politica to bring politically-themed films to campuses and communities across Canada and abroad.

On Common Ground: Eliminating Child Poverty is something we can all agree on


  The following is a guest post by Amy Stewart Gallant. Whenever I’m overwhelmed by contrast, by conflict, I contemplate one of my favourite lines, a string of words conjured by 13th-century Persian Poet Rumi: “Out beyond ideas of right-doing and wrong-doing, there is a field.  I will meet you there.” It doesn’t matter that more »