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There’s much to enjoy in March on nfb.ca. Online premieres, Oscar excitement, a landmark Studio D anniversary, special programming and more.


March 1, 2024 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB)

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is ushering in spring with great free programming on nfb.ca through the month of March.

The NFB website offers 9 online premieres this month, with powerful new documentaries, dazzling auteur animated shorts and a mind-expanding mobile game.

With Nisha Pahuja’s To Kill a Tiger nominated for the Academy Award for Documentary Feature Film, nfb.ca will take a special look at the NFB at the Oscars.

As the NFB prepares to mark the 50th anniversary of the creation of Studio D, its pioneering women’s studio, dozens of films from the archives are now available online for the very first time.

Featured online channels at nfb.ca will also pay tribute to International Women’s Day, International Francophonie Day and more.

  • Starting March 1 | Online premiere | Work Different
    • How has working remotely reshaped the workplace—and our lives? That’s the timely question posed by Vancouver filmmaker Julien Capraroin his documentary Work Different. Interviews include Jack Nilles, former NASA Engineer and inventor of the concept of teleworking.
  • Starting March 1 | NFB at the Oscars
    • Toronto-based filmmaker Nisha Pahuja’s Notice Pictures/NFB co-production To Kill a Tiger marks the 78th Academy Award nomination for an NFB production or co-production—the most for any film organization outside Hollywood. This acclaimed feature doc is one of 71 films featured online, in an amazing collection of Oscar-winning and nominated animation, documentary and short drama.
  • Starting March 1 | Celebrating Studio D
  • Starting March 4 | Online premieres | Three new animated shorts
    • Winner of nine awards to date, Gatineau-born and Montreal-based animator Janice Nadeau’s HARVEY (NFB/Folimage) is a poetic, luminous look at bereavement and coping with the loss of a parent, told through the eyes of a child.
    • Inspired by the classic Carl Sandburg poem, Michelle and Uri Kranot’s The Hangman at Home (Late Love Production/Miyu Productions/Floréal Films/NFB) invites viewers into five interwoven stories of people caught in a pivotal moment.
    • In BC filmmaker Bahram Javahery’s Two Apples, a young woman takes a single memento from her past when she leaves her homeland: a ripe apple studded with fragrant cloves infused with love, longing and the tender perfume of hope. 
  • Starting March 11 | Online premieres | Labrador Doc Project
    • In Hebron Relocation, Nunatsiavut filmmaker Holly Andersen explores what makes a place a home as she learns more about her community’s connection to generations of displaced northern Labrador Inuit.
    • Part oral history and part visual poem, Inuk artist Heather Campbell’s Miss Campbell: Inuk Teacher is the story of Evelyn Campbell, a trailblazer for an Inuit-led educational system in the small community of Rigolet, Labrador.
    • Both films were produced through the Labrador Doc Project, an NFB initiative to amplify the work of first-time Labrador Inuit filmmakers.
  • Launching March 18 | Mobile game | NeuroFlowers
    • Created through the NFB’s digital internship program Jeunes Pousses, and produced in collaboration with Akufen, NeuroFlowers is a mobile game that plants the idea that like a garden, our minds must flourish. By playing a series of short games featuring colourful flowers and winged creatures, you can sow the seeds of change and reap the rewards of your efforts, all within a rich universe of sound featuring the vocals of Klô Pelgag.
  • Starting March 25 | Online premieres | Animation and a new feature doc
    • The latest work by Oscar-nominated Montreal animator Janet Perlman, The Girl with the Red Beret follows a young girl on a wild musical journey on Montreal’s Metro, to the tune of Kate and Anna McGarrigle’s timeless “Complainte pour Ste-Catherine.”
    • In A Quiet Girl, Montreal director Adrian Wills discovers startling truths about his complex beginnings in Newfoundland as an adopted child, in a moving film that honours his birth mother and gives a quiet girl her voice.
  • More NFB channels featured in March
    nfb.ca is offering up more great programming throughout the month:

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    Founded in 1939, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is a one-of-a-kind producer, co-producer and distributor of distinctive, engaging, relevant and innovative documentary and animated films. As a talent incubator, it is one of the world’s leading creative centres. The NFB has enabled Canadians to tell and hear each other’s stories for over eight decades, and its films are a reliable and accessible educational resource. The NFB is also recognized around the world for its expertise in preservation and conservation, and for its rich and vibrant collection of works, which form a pillar of Canada’s cultural heritage. To date, the NFB has produced more than 14,000 works, 6,500 of which can be streamed free of charge at nfb.ca. The NFB and its productions and co-productions have earned over 7,000 awards, including 11 Oscars and an Honorary Academy Award for overall excellence in cinema.