Two NFB productions by Acadian filmmakers to screen as world premieres at the 2022 Festival international du cinéma francophone en Acadie

The Festival international du cinéma francophone en Acadie (FICFA) has announced its initial selection of films, and among the titles are two NFB documentaries directed by Acadian filmmakers: L’Ordre secret (The Secret Order) by Phil Comeau and Croque-mort: C’est beau la vie! (Undertaker for Life!) by Georges Hannan, both of which will be having their world premieres.

Premieres in Calgary, Toronto and on TVO. Toronto journalist and filmmaker Michelle Shephard questions what stories get told and why, in her riveting new feature documentary The Perfect Story.

Michelle Shephard’s heart-wrenching and provocative look at journalism, TVO Original The Perfect Story, is launching this fall with screenings in Calgary (September 24) and Toronto (October 5) ahead of a world broadcast premiere on TVO,, YouTube and smart TV services on October 18. is also streaming the film for free starting November 1.

The NFB at the 2022 Festival du nouveau cinéma. A strong, diverse lineup of short and feature-length animated, documentary and VR works.

The National Film Board of Canada is making a strong showing at the Festival du nouveau cinéma (FNC) with six productions or co-productions—one animated short, two documentary features and three virtual reality (VR) works—in the lineup. Two of these projects are world premieres; the remainder have already made their mark on the national and international festival circuits. The 51st Festival du nouveau cinéma takes place in Montreal from October 5 to 16, 2022.

Ocean School dives into the new school year with a revamped website and a celebration of the United Nations Ocean Decade. A project of the National Film Board and the Ocean Frontier Institute at Dalhousie University, with over 100 pieces of media and 27 collections streaming free online.

The National Film Board of Canada and the Ocean Frontier Institute’s Ocean School is kicking off the new school year with a new bilingual resource library on its platform that gives students and teachers a wider view of what happens in our oceans.

NFB launches fourth edition of Jeunes pousses digital apprenticeship

The Jeunes pousses digital apprenticeship program is back in a new and improved format at the National Film Board of Canada (NFB). Eligibility for this paid internship program, initially launched in partnership with Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and now in its fourth edition, has been expanded to all students in all universities, as well as CEGEP students in the last year of a trade program, across Canada, as long as they are enrolled in the current academic year (2022–23).

The NFB at the 2022 Ottawa International Animation Festival. Four NFB-produced or co-produced films screening in competition, with a special presentation of Borislav Kolev’s documentary Theodore Ushev: Unseen Connections.

With a selection of six short films—four of which are in competition, including The Flying Sailor by renowned filmmakers Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis—and the world premiere of a feature documentary screening as a special presentation, as well as a retrospective, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) takes pride of place at the 2022 Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF). The largest festival devoted solely to animation in North America, the OIAF will run from September 21 to 25.

NFB names Rohan Fernando as the Executive Producer of Quebec and Atlantic Studio

Director General of Creation and Innovation Julie Roy announced today that Rohan Fernando has been named Executive Producer of the National Film Board of Canada’s Quebec and Atlantic Studio, where he will be based out of the NFB’s Halifax office. Rohan joined the studio as a producer in 2018 and has been serving as the interim executive producer since April 2022.