1. Media Space

  2. Press Releases



June 29, 2018 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB)

On the eve of the summer holidays, the NFB offers a brief overview of its last fiscal year, in terms of both creation of works and distribution to the public.

For Claude Joli-Coeur, Government Film Commissioner and Chair of the NFB, it is the collective talent and efforts of NFB artists, craftspeople, collaborators, co-producers and employees that account for the year’s success.

2017–2018 highlights

  • 72 original works were produced.
  • 47% of works were made by women (38% by men and 15% by mixed teams).
  • 12.5% of works were made by Indigenous filmmakers.
  • 40% of works were made by emerging filmmakers.
  • 36% of works were made by filmmakers from ethnocultural, linguistic or Indigenous communities.
  • 154 awards were earned, 11 more than last year.
  • 74 films benefited from the Aide au cinéma indépendant du Canada (ACIC) or the Filmmaker Assistance Program (FAP).
  • 67.6 million views were recorded overall, 13.6 million more than last year.
  • 45.6 million online views were recorded, 6.6 million more than last year.
  • 28.4 million views were recorded in Canada, an increase of 8 million compared with last year.
  • 1.4 million people attended our public screenings in Canada.
  • $36 million were devoted to the production of audiovisual works, $4 million more than last year. This increase is due in large part to production partnerships with public and private organizations.


Associated Links

NFB’s Indigenous Action Plan
NFB’s Parity
Aide au cinéma indépendant du Canada (ACIC)
Filmmaker Assistance Program (FAP)

Media Relations

  • About the NFB

    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.