June on nfb.ca is all about brighter summer days, with special programming for National Indigenous History Month. Don’t miss the online launch of Our Maternal Home by Janine Windolph.

This June, more films than ever will be streaming for free at nfb.ca. The lineup of works from different regions of the country includes special programming to mark National Indigenous History Month. Among the new offerings: the online launch of Our Maternal Home, directed by Janine Windolph, and the Haida-language version of Now Is the Time (Waaydanaa) by Christopher Auchter. In addition, two rich themed channels curated around Indigenous subjects will feature more than 40 films. Lastly, the seven short films produced by the NFB in tribute to the 2024 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards (GGPAA) laureates will also be launched online.

Strong presence for the NFB at this year’s Annecy International Animation Film Festival

The National Film Board of Canada will take part in this year’s Annecy International Animation Film Festival (June 9–15) with a strong, diverse lineup of 11 productions and co-productions, screening across a wide range of sections at the event. Four films have been selected for various competitions, including Torill Kove’s Maybe Elephants (Mikrofilm/NFB), which will be having its world premiere. In addition, Michèle Lemieux, a virtuoso with the Alexeïeff-Parker pinscreen, will present her latest short, Le tableau (The Painting).

National Film Board of Canada lends animation artwork to LA’s Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles will showcase legendary National Film Board of Canada (NFB) animation beginning May 12—with Norman McLaren and Evelyn Lambart’s Begone Dull Care and Ishu Patel’s Paradise featured as part of Inventing Worlds and Characters: Animation. The gallery takes visitors on a journey through animation, highlighting nearly a century of animation history, as told through the stories of diverse filmmakers.

The NFB at the 2024 Sommets du cinéma d’animation: a wave of premieres

The NFB is making an impressive return to Montreal’s Sommets du cinéma d’animation (May 6–11), with 11 productions and co-productions screening as world premieres—including Le tableau (The Painting), by Michèle Lemieux, made with the famous Alexeïeff-Parker pinscreen, and LOCA, by Véronique Paquette.