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Thank You For Making #CANFILMDAY A HUGE Success This Year!

Mountie thank you postcard NCFD.indd April 30, 2015Thanks so much to everyone who participated in the second annual National Canadian Film Day! We can’t thank our fantastic sponsors, supporters and partners enough for making this day not only a reality, but also a massive success! An equally big “THANK YOU!” must also go out to you, Canada, for embracing Canadian film so […]Read More

Toronto Events: Celebrate #CANFILMDAY With Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival

hot docs April 29, 2015The Hot Docs Festival (April 23 – May 3, Toronto ON) is screening a number of Canadian films on National Canadian Film Day. If you’re in Toronto, why not check out a Canadian documentary? DOCX VIRTUAL REALITY SHOWCASE HERDERS Isabel Bader Lobby POLAR SEA 360° Isabel Bader Lobby SONGS OF FREEDOM Isabel Bader […]Read More

Today Only: Stream One Week for Free on!

One Week April 29, 2015In celebration of National Canadian Film Day our fantastic sponsor and partner, CBC, will be streaming Michael McGowan’s One Week from their website entirely for free! Be sure to check out this great Canadian film on the CBC Player or the CBC TV app for iPhone today! About One Week: Ben Tyler (Joshua Jackson) is […]Read More

Today Only: Stream 8 Great Canadian Films for FREE at

CFMDC April 29, 2015#CANFILMDAY is taking over the CFMDC splash page for one day only! Take this opportunity to watch one (or more!) of the 8 GREAT Canadian films that they will be streaming for free all day from their website! PLAYTIME by Steven Woloshen THE HAWKER by Coco Riot/Elisha_Lim FAIR TRADE by Leslie Supnet THE DEVIL LIVES […]Read More

CFC Invites You to Stream RUDE This #CANFILMDAY For FREE!

RUDE - Clement Virgo April 29, 2015#CANFILMDAY takes over the CFC’s splash page for 24 hours! Stream Clement Virgo’s RUDE for free all day from anywhere in Canada!” “This April 29th, CFC will proudly support National Canadian Film Day with a special online screening event of RUDE, the second feature film to be developed, executive produced and financed through CFC Features. […]Read More

Canada Screens

Canada Screens April 29, 2015If you’re unable to join the thousands of Canadians at live screenings today for National Canadian Film Day, why not rent a Canadian film online from in the comfort of your home? They have a great catalogue filled to the brim with Canadian content, including many of our Canadian Starter Films!Read More

Ottawa Event: CMPA Wants You to See Cast No Shadow for #CANFILMDAY Today (FREE)

Cast No Shadow (2014) - Christian Sparkes April 29, 2015REEL CANADA and the CMPA (Canadian Media Production Association) are proud to present the Ottawa premiere of Canadian Screen Awards nominee for Best Motion Picture Cast No Shadow as part of National Canadian Film Day. RSVP required (Only 23 tickets left at time of posting!). Get your tickets here: Cast No Shadow Time: 6:30 […]Read More

Calgary Event: CUFF Celebrates WAYDOWNTOWN’s 15th Anniversary this #CANFILMDAY!

waydowntown - Gary Burns - Poster April 29, 2015In celebration of National Canadian Film Day and the 15th anniversary of Gary Burns’ waydowntown, Calgary Underground Film Festival will have a special 35mm print screening of the film, with an introduction and talk with the writer/director. 7:00 PM at the Globe Cinema 617 8 Avenue SW, Calgary, ABRead More

Vancouver Event: A Full Day of #CANFILMDAY Programming Brought to You By VIFF

Mommy April 29, 2015VIFF will be offering a full day of screenings this National Canadian Film Day, including a FREE screening of Mommy at 10:00 AM. Venue: Vancity Theatre 1181 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC Check out their full schedule below: Mommy – 10:00 AM (FREE) Songs She Wrote About People She Knows – 1:00 PM The Valley Below […]Read More

Halifax Event: FREE Screening of The Grand Seduction Brought to You By AFF & Halifax Public Libaries

The Grand Seduction - Don McKellar - Poster April 29, 2015Join the Atlantic Film Festival and Halifax Public Libraries at the new Halifax Central Library for a free screening of The Grand Seduction, today at 2:00 PM! Location: Halifax Central Library 5440 Spring Garden Road, Halifax, NS More

Lights! Camera! Canada!

The countdown is on for the next
National Canadian Film Day, April 29, 2015.
If you’d like to take part – we’re here to help.

April 29 is National Canadian Film Day, a day to throw off the shackles of fear and insecurity, stand together with Canadians from coast to coast and pat ourselves on the back for something other than various ice-related sports and sports-related doughnut shops. (Not that we don’t love ice-related sports and doughnuts.) It’s a light-hearted intervention for our national consciousness, a wake-up call to anyone who has not yet been exposed to the great cinematic stories we tell one another in this cold, vast country.

It is a way to get over ourselves and have some FUN!

National Canadian Film Day is presented by REEL CANADA and supported – without apology – by Scotiabank, Cineplex, CBC and a host of film festivals, movie clubs, schools, broadcasters and industry organizations.

On April 29, celebrate Canada by watching a great Canadian film.

Uniting Our Nation Through Film!Because we make great movies, that’s why! With a population the size of California’s living on a land mass the size of Russia, it’s not hard to see why it can sometimes be difficult for Canadians to get to know one another. The days of the CBC being one of three or four channels on TV are so behind us that most of you reading this have no idea what that reference even means.

Way back in the day, it was the railroad that tied us all together. Canada needs another kind of track for the 21st century, so REEL CANADA humbly suggests: Movies! It’s easier to watch a movie than take a train trip, and when it’s over you don’t have to find a hotel or deal with your luggage.

There are two things we’re trying to achieve: AWARENESS and AVAILABILITY. You can help in many ways:

We’ll have more information as the day gets closer!


  1. Help us spread the word on social media.
  2. Join in the conversation about Canadian movies via Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, & Instagram
  3. Use our image as your Facebook profile pic, or your Twitter avatar
  4. Put up one of our fantastic posters!

For April 29

  1. Post and tweet what Canadian movie you’re watching, where you’re watching and who you are with. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #CANFILMDAY so we can capture what everyone’s up to across the nation!


  1. Community Screenings: We want to make sure all Canadians have access to a great Canadian film on April 29. Host a community screening and let us know how we can help turn your venue into your community’s hottest destination on NCFD.
  2. In-store participation: Show your customers you LOVE great Canadian film with an in-store display of your top 5 Canadian film choices. We can support this activity by sending you a NCFD poster to display in-store and buttons to hand out to customers.
  3. In-store Screenings: Count down to NCFD with us by screening a great Canadian film each day the week leading up to April 29.
  4. Social Media: Join the celebration online. Last year, the inaugural edition of NCFD succeeded in trending on Twitter in Canada. This year we want to be even bigger!
  5. Pop-up Film Parties: If you’d prefer just to have some friends over and watch a great Canadian film in your living room, that’s ok too! We can send you a “party kit” to make your soiree special.

If you are interested in getting involved, please contact us at