National Canadian Film Day: Our Staff Picks
Today is National Canadian Film Day, an “annual event held in communities all across the country to celebrate Canada through Canadian film.”
To help you celebrate in style, NFB.ca’s programming team put together a short list of remarkable Canadian films to watch online. No rules or special guidelines were followed: the films presented here are just a few staff favourites we felt deserved your time and appreciation.
Happy Canadian Film Day!
Mr. Frog Went A-Courting
Watch as a handsome frog courts and wins a mouse for his bride in this brilliantly animated rendition of the old classic.
The Ernie Game
Meet Ernie Turner, a lovable yet grating 20-something trying to find his place in the world after being released from a mental institution. A classic fiction feature by Don Owen (Nobody Waved Goodbye).
Discover the controversial story of Sir John Franklin, his crew and their attempt to discover the Northwest Passage with this powerful film by John Walker.
Pas de deux
Experience a master class in choreography and cinematography in this mesmerizing Oscar®-nominated short by pioneering filmmaker Norman McLaren. Not only for dance lovers!
Stories We Tell
Rent Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Sarah Polley’s genre-twisting film that playfully excavates layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of storytellers. (Only $0.99 until April 22!)
What will you be watching?