The 10 Most-Viewed NFB Films of 2018
As we wrap up the year, we thought it would be fun to look at the Top 10 most-watched NFB films of 2018. It’s a great mix, and is sure to make for some enjoyable viewing during the holidays.
Canada Vignettes: Log Driver`s Waltz
Easily one of the most often-requested films in the NFB collection, this lighthearted animated short is based on the song “The Log Driver’s Waltz” by Wade Hemsworth.
Nunavut Animation Lab: Lumaajuuq
This animated short by Alethea Arnaquq-Baril tells a tragic and twisted story about the dangers of revenge.
The Cat Came Back
This hilarious Oscar®-nominated animation is based on the century-old folk song of the same name.
First Stories: two Spirited
This short documentary presents the empowering story of Rodney “Geeyo” Poucette’s struggle against prejudice in the Indigenous community as a two-spirited person (gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender).
This documentary introduces us to Stephen Jenkinson, once the leader of a palliative care counselling team at Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital.
Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance
Released in 1993, this landmark documentary has been seen around the world. Jesse Wente, Director of Canada’s Indigenous Screen Office, has called it a “watershed film in the history of First Peoples cinema.”
Acclaimed Métis filmmaker Christine Welsh brings us a compelling documentary that puts a human face on a national tragedy – the epidemic of missing or murdered Indigenous women in Canada.
A triumph of film art, creating on the screen a vast, awe-inspiring picture of the universe as it would appear to a voyager through space, this film was among the sources used by Stanley Kubrick in his 2001: A Space Odyssey.
In this Oscar®-winning short film, Norman McLaren employs the principles normally used to put drawings or puppets into motion to animate live actors.