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On National Canadian Film Day we urge you to explore the true wealth of Canadian cinema. Have fun!

The CBC is streaming Sarah Polley’s TAKE THIS WALTZ free!

On April 20th, 2016, the CFC is streaming the CFC Features film “Siblings” all day! And make sure you tune in from 9:00 to 10:30 PM on Twitter, where the CFC will be live-tweeting insights (quotes, trivia, etc) using #CFCSiblings and #CanFilmDay!

Canada Screens

  • WAYDOWNTOWN (Alberta)
  • A BEAR NAMED WINNIE (Saskatchewan)
  • THE STONE ANGEL (Manitoba)
  • THE GRAND SEDUCTION (Newfoundland)
  • ALL THE WRONG REASONS (New Brunswick)
  • THE DISAPPEARED (Nova Scotia
  • THE LESSER BLESSED (Northwest Territories)

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Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre
To mark National Canadian Film Day, the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre (CFMDC) will be streaming several Canadian films for free – selections to come!

On April 20th, Shomi will transform its homepage for National Canadian Film Day! Check out some great Canadian films on Shomi today! Including:


This National Canadian Film Day, watch Atom Egoyan’s CALENDAR when you sign up for a FREE 30-DAY TRIAL on MUBI!

Watch Alan Zweig’s 15 REASONS TO LIVE on TVO!

The National Screen Institute is celebrating NCFD with an Online Short Film Festival. Check out some quality, homegrown short films FOR FREE all week on the NSI website!

This National Canadian Film Day, watch the hammy Canadian classic PORKY’S on Retrontario!

“Since its founding in 1939, the NFB has created over 13,000 productions and won more than 5,000 awards, including 11 Oscars® and an Honorary Oscar® in recognition of its 50th anniversary. With more Academy Award® nominations than any other production company or organization outside Hollywood, the NFB continues to be a pioneer in Canadian cinema.”

Julia Kwan’s EVERYTHING WILL BE will be available for a free stream for 72 hours (April 20-22), and Sarah Polley’s STORIES WE TELL can be rented for $0.99 for the same time!

Check out the NFB’s Oscar® nominated and winning films below — most can be screened for free at the NFB Screening Room website!

19411942CHURCHILL'S ISLANDStuart LeggDocumentary CategoryOSCAR®
19411942WARCLOUDS IN THE PACIFICStuart LeggDocumentary Category
19421943HIGH OVER THE BORDERSRoger SpottiswoodeDocumentary Category
19421943INSIDE FIGHTING CHINAStuart LeggDocumentary Category
19491950RISING TIDEJean PalardyDocumentary Category
19501951THE FIGHT: SCIENCE AGAINST CANCERMorten ParkerDocumentary Category
19521953NEIGHBOURSNorman McLarenDocumentary Shorts CategoryOSCAR®
19521953ROMANCE OF TRANSPORTATION IN CANADAColin LowDocumentary Shorts Category
19531954HERRING HUNTJulian BiggsOne Reel Subject Category
19541955STRATFORD ADVENTUREMorten ParkerDocumentary Feature Category
19571958A CHAIRY TALENorman McLarenShort Subjects Category
19571958CITY OF GOLDWolf Koenig/Colin LowShort Subjects Category
19591960THE LIVING STONEJohn FeeneyDocumentary Category
19601961UNIVERSERoman Kroitor/Colin LowDocumentary Category
19611962VERY NICE, VERY NICEArthur LipsettLive Action Shorts Category
19631964MY FINANCIAL CAREERGrant Munro/Gerald PottertonShort Subjects Animation Category
19641965CHRISTMAS CRACKERNorman McLarenShort Subjects Animation Category
19641965ESKIMO ARTIST : KENOJUAKJohn FeeneyDocumentary Shorts Category
19661967HELICOPTER CANADAEugene BoykoFeature Documentary Category
19661967THE DRAGCarlos MarchioriShort Subjects Animation Category
19671968PADDLE TO THE SEABill MasonShort Subjects Category
19671968WHAT ON EARTHLes Drew/Kaj PindalShort Subjects Animation Category
19681969PAS DE DEUXNorman McLarenLive Action Shorts Category
19681969THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILTRon TunisShort Subjects Animation Category
19691970WALKINGRyan LarkinShort Subjects Animation Category
19691970BLAKEBill MasonLive Action Shorts Category
19711972EVOLUTIONMichael MillsShort Subjects Animation Category
19741975LA FAIM / HUNGER Peter FoldsShort Subjects Animation Category
19741975THE FAMILY THAT DWELT APARTYvon MalletteShort Subjects Animation Category
19751976MONSIEUR POINTUBernard LongprŽé/AndréŽ LeducShort Subjects Animation Category
19751976WHISTLING SMITHMichael Scott/Marrin CanellDocumentary Shorts Category
19761977BLACKWOODTony Ianzelo/Andy ThomsonDocumentary Shorts Category
19761977THE STREETCaroline LeafShort Subjects Animation Category
19761977VOLCANO : AN INQUIRY INTO THE LIFE AND DEATH OF MALCOM LOWRYDonald Brittain/John KramerDocumentary Features - Category
19771978LE CHÂTEAU DE SABLECo HoedemanShort Subjects Animation CategoryOSCAR®
19771978HIGH GRASS CIRCUSTorben Schioler/Tony IanzeloDocumentary Features Category
19771978THE BEAD GAMEIshu PatelShort Subjects Animation Category
19771978I'LL FIND A WAYBeverly ShafferLive Action Shorts CategoryOSCAR®
19781979SPECIAL DELIVERYJohn Weldon/Eunice MacaulayShort Subjects Animation CategoryOSCAR®
19791980GOING THE DISTANCEPaul Cowan/Reevan Dolgoy/Georges Dufaux/Beverly Shaffer/TonyWestmanDocumentary Features Category
19791980BRAVERY IN THE FIELDGiles WalkerLive Action Shorts Category
19791980NAILSPhillip BorsosDocumentary Shorts Category
19791980EVERY CHILD / CHAQUE ENFANTEugene FedorenkoShort Subjects Animation CategoryOSCAR®
19811982FIRST WINTERJohn N. SmithShort Subjects Live Action Category
19811982THE TENDER TALE OF CINDERELLA PENGUINJanet PerlmanShort Subjects Animation Category
19821983AFTER THE AXESturla GunnarssonDocumentary Features Category
19821983IF YOU LOVE THIS PLANETTerri NashDocumentary Shorts CategoryOSCAR®
19831984THE PROFESSION OF ARMSMichael Bryans/TinaDocumentary Features Category
19831984FLAMENCO AT 5:15Cynthia ScottDocumentary Short Subjects CategoryOSCAR®
19841985THE PAINTED DOORBruce PittmanShort Subjects Live Action Category
19841985PARADISE / PARADISIshu PatelShort Subjects Animation Category
19851986THE BIG SNITRichard CondieShort Subjects Animation Category
19861987LE DÉCLIN DE L'EMPIRE AMÉRICAINDenys ArcandForeign Language Category
19871988GEORGE AND ROSEMARYAlison Snowden/David FineShort Subjects Animation Category
1989** Honorary OSCAR® honorifique **NFB-ONFOscar honorifique décerné à l'ONF "pour saluer son 50e anniversaire et pour souligner son engagement constant à encourager la création artistique, le développement technologique et l'excellence dans toutes les sphères de la cinématographie".OSCAR®
19881989THE CAT CAME BACKCordell BarkerShort Subjects Animation Category
19891990JÉSUS DE MONTRÉALDenys ArcandForeign Language Film Category
19911992BLACKFLYChristopher HintonShort Subjects Animation Category
19911992STRINGS / CORDESWendy TilbyShort Subjects Animation Category
19921993THE COLOURS OF MY FATHERJoyce BorensteinDocumentary Short Subjects Category
19941995BOB'S BIRTHDAYAlison Snowden & David FineShort Subjects Animation CategoryOSCAR®
19961997LA SALLARichard CondieShort Subjects Animation Category
19981999SUNRISE OVER TIANANMEN SQUAREShui-Bo WangDocumentary Short Subject Category
19981999** Technical Achievement Academy Award® for NFB **NFB-ONF"Deux scientifiques de l'Office national du film (Ed H. Zwaneveld et Frederick Gasoi) ainsi que deux collègues du secteur privé ont reçu un Technical Achievement Academy Award pour la conception et la mise au point du DigiSyncmd, un lecteur de Keykodemd, compteur et calculateur numérique pour synchroniseur de film" OSCAR®
19992000WHEN THE DAY BREAKSWendy Tilby and Amanda ForbisShort Subjects Animation Category
19992000MY GRANDMOTHER IRONED THE KING'S SHIRTSTorill KoveShort Subjects Animation Category
20012002STRANGE INVADERSCordell BarkerShort Subjects Animation Category
20042005RYANChris LandrethShort Subjects Animation CategoryOSCAR®
20042005HARDWOODHubert DavisDocumentary Short Subject Category
20062007THE DANISH POETTorill KoveShort Subjects Animation CategoryOSCAR®
20072008MADAME TUTLI PUTLIChris Lavis & Maciek SzczerbowskiShort Subjects Animation Category
20112012DIMANCHEPatrick DoyonShort Subjects Animation Category
20112012WILD LIFEWendy Tilby & Amanda ForbisShort Subjects Animation Category
20142015ME AND MY MOULTONTorill KoveShort Subjects Animation Category

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