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Watch Now | The 5 Short Project Is Back!

Watch Now | The 5 Short Project Is Back!

Watch Now | The 5 Short Project Is Back!

We’re thrilled to announce you can now watch the second edition of films from our 5 Short Project online, for free! The first edition can be found here.

Each edition, we challenge up-and-coming Quebec filmmakers to show us a part of their community (in under 10 minutes), while also tacking on a technical requirement for filming. This edition, they all had to use a black and white Digital Bolex camera to film their shorts.

Check out their films below!

Stone Makers

Stone Makers, Jean-Marc E. Roy, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

This film was nominated for Best Short Documentary at the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards! A routine workday in a granite quarry turns surreptitiously into a captivating industrial symphony. While men work in the background, different equipment and machines perform for the camera as if they are individual dancers in a contemporary ballet.

Watch an interview with filmmaker Jean-Marc E. Roy here.

One Night

One Night, Serge Bordeleau, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

A night in a bar like any other… Deftly capturing furtive glances, moments of euphoria and awkward situations, Serge Bordeleau blends tools borrowed from fiction filmmaking with documentary observation to construct a gallery of characters who provide undeniable proof that every night holds a myriad potential stories.

Watch an interview with filmmaker Serge Bordeleau here.

A Good Harvest

A Good Harvest, Bogdan Stefan, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

In a rural setting, the bleeding of a pig is depicted plainly, as an autumn ritual. A just and moving tribute to the handing down of actions that, shared across families and generations, also perpetuate true social solidarity.

Watch an interview with filmmaker Bogdan Stefan here.


Help!, Noémie Payant-Hébert, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

Lifeguards run down the beach and dive into the ocean to save swimmers from drowning. These dramatic rescues are captured by a hyperactive, spinning camera that becomes one with the elements and challenges how subjective a documentary may be.

Watch an interview with filmmaker Noémie Payant-Hébert here.


Dialogue(s), Philippe David Gagné, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

Air force pilots, a heavy metal band and two fans of modified cars are the unlikely focus of a deadpan film essay on language. Through a clever, unpredictable edit, Philippe David Gagné takes great delight in revealing the strange ways that men communicate.

Watch an interview with filmmaker Philippe David Gagné here.

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  1. Rather satisfying to see a Canadian approach to Film. I’m a Canadian man living in Morocco now and travelling a bit and after all this intriguing Global Culture, Art and History, seeing these Canadian Films adds more perspective to what’s meaningful and worthwhile in life. To everyone involved, Thanks for this.
    Carmen Charles Rudd

    Linked In, Carmen Charles Rudd, Global Humanitarian Relief Worker, Fine Artist.

  2. Another thought provoking film…wow… are always there when”Things Happen”.

    — jOHN BURKE,
  3. Got to love the NFB….they are so good at making films that cause us to think…and to act..on various issues presented through your films….Keep up your in holding a mirror to Canada

    — jOHN BURKE,

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