The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) has a wealth of free streaming at nfb.ca through the month of December, including online premieres of two acclaimed documentaries and timely programming.
The National Film Board of Canada would like to recognize the recipient of the 2023 Albert Tessier Award: acclaimed documentarian Tahani Rached.
Over a legendary career spanning five decades, Abenaki filmmaker and activist Alanis Obomsawin has chronicled the hopes and struggles of Indigenous Peoples in their historic fight for their rights.
The month of November will see even more films made available for free streaming on nfb.ca, with a generous and diverse selection drawn from the NFB’s studios across the country.
The 26th edition of the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) will feature four NFB productions and co-productions. The films—one of which is having its world premiere at the festival, while the other three are making their Quebec premieres—tackle Canadian issues that echo major global concerns, such as violence against women, the intergenerational effects of residential schools on Indigenous Peoples, and the human rights of elderly people. Two of Alanis Obomsawin’s debut films will also screen at a special event at RIDM, which runs from November 15 to 26, 2023.
The NFB is back at the Festival international du cinéma francophone en Acadie (FICFA), which takes place from November 16–24, 2023, in Moncton, with Janet Perlman’s animated short La fille au béret rouge (The Girl with the Red Beret): an ode to Montreal with plenty of humour and good cheer, set to Kate and Anna McGarrigle’s timeless hit, “Complainte pour Ste-Catherine.”
Our everyday lives, hopes and dreams are juxtaposed against the tectonic shifts of the planet in Claire Sanford and Josephine Anderson’s powerful National Film Board of Canada (NFB) immersive experience Texada, making its world premiere in the DocLab Competition for Immersive Non-Fiction at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA DocLab), taking place November 8 to 19.
The 2023 Silver Wave Film Festival in Fredericton (November 2 to 9) will kick off with the Atlantic Canada festival premiere of Monique LeBlanc’s deeply evocative CinImage Productions/National Film Board of Canada (NFB) feature documentary on renowned New Brunswick author David Adams Richards.
This fall, HARVEY, directed by Janice Nadeau and co-produced by the NFB and Folimage, is continuing its successful journey on the United States festival circuit: the New York City Short Film Festival, the Newport Beach Film Festival and the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival have all included the animated short in their official selections.
Five years in the making, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) feature documentary Arab Women Say What?! by Alberta-based Egyptian-Canadian filmmaker Nisreen Baker will premiere this fall.
After a successful tour of the festival circuit, Georges Hannan’s award-winning documentary Undertaker for Life! will be available free of charge on nfb.ca as of October 31, just in time for Halloween.
The 2023 Reelworld Film Festival in Toronto (November 1 to 7) will showcase powerful and intimate stories from National Film Board of Canada (NFB) creators, with premieres of Thao Lam and Kjell Boersma’s animated short documentary Boat People and the feature documentary Lay Down Your Heart, directed by Marie Clements and written by Clements and Niall McNeil.
Starting November 8, Vancouver filmmaker Tyler Funk’s feature-length National Film Board of Canada (NFB)/North of Now documentary Anything for Fame premieres on nfb.ca.
Even more films will be available for free viewing on nfb.ca this October, highlighting the rich and diverse catalogue of works from the NFB’s studios across the country.
The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) has greenlit 16 productions and co-productions between January and June 2023.