The 10 Most-Viewed NFB Films of 2019

The 10 Most-Viewed NFB Films of 2019

The 10 Most-Viewed NFB Films of 2019

As we wrap up the year, we thought it would be fun to look at the Top 10 most-watched NFB films of 2019. It’s a great mix, and is sure to make for some enjoyable viewing during the holidays.

Enjoy!


Animal Behaviour

Dealing with what comes naturally isn’t easy, especially for animals. In Animal Behaviour, the latest animated short from the Oscar®-winning team of Alison Snowden and David Fine (Bob’s Birthday), five animals meet regularly to discuss their inner angst in a group therapy session led by Dr. Clement, a canine psychotherapist.

Animal Behaviour, David Fine & Alison Snowden, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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.

Canada Vignettes: Log Driver's Waltz, John Weldon, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

Nunavut Animation Lab: Lumaajuuq

This animated short by Alethea Arnaquq-Baril tells a tragic and twisted story about the dangers of revenge.

Nunavut Animation Lab: Lumaajuuq, Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance

In July 1990, a dispute over a proposed golf course to be built on Kanien’kéhaka (Mohawk) lands in Oka, Quebec, set the stage for a historic confrontation that would grab international headlines and sear itself into the Canadian consciousness.

Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance, Alanis Obomsawin, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

The Cat Came Back

This hilarious Oscar®-nominated animation is based on the century-old folk song of the same name. Old Mr. Johnson makes increasingly manic attempts to rid himself of a little yellow cat that just won’t stay away…

The Cat Came Back, Cordell Barker, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

Qallunaat! Why White People Are Funny

This documentary pokes fun at the ways in which Inuit people have been treated as “exotic” documentary subjects by turning the lens onto the strange behaviours of Qallunaat (the Inuit word for white people).

Qallunaat! Why White People Are Funny , Mark Sandiford, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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).

First Stories – Two Spirited, Sharon A. Desjarlais, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

The Voyageurs

This short film tells the tale of the men who drove big freighter canoes into the wilderness in the days when the fur trade was Canada’s biggest business.

The Voyageurs, , provided by the National Film Board of Canada

Griefwalker

This documentary introduces us to Stephen Jenkinson, once the leader of a palliative care counselling team at Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital.

Griefwalker, Tim Wilson, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

The North Wind and the Sun: A Fable by Aesop

This short animated film illustrates the fable in which the warm sun proves to the cold wind that persuasion is better than force when it comes to making a man remove his coat.

The North Wind and the Sun: A Fable by Aesop, Les Drew & Rhoda Leyer, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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