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The NFB at The Rooms kicks off fall evening series with 13 acclaimed feature and short films. Friday film night screenings start at 7 p.m. and include works by local filmmakers.


October 22, 2021 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada

The NFB at The Rooms is launching a new series this fall with 13 National Film Board of Canada (NFB) documentary and animated works. The screenings run every Friday from October 22 to December 17.

The fall series is a continuation of the partnership between the NFB and The Rooms, which began in July with a summer program that welcomed guests back to The Rooms while keeping everyone safe. To continue to keep staff and the community safe, The Rooms has updated its COVID-19 protocols, which align with the provincial vaccine passport system that launches on October 22.

The Rooms is Newfoundland and Labrador’s largest public cultural space—an excellent choice for anyone looking for an enriching way to experience the finest in NFB cinema in a cozy public setting.

The table below shows the fall selection and schedule.

With the purchase of regular admission tickets, guests can watch the films and get full-day access to exhibits. The Rooms Café is open until 9 p.m.

Learn more at therooms.ca/visit-us.


Date Time Title Director
October 22 Short
11 min 17 s
Stories Are in Our Bones Janine Windolph
98 minutes
We Will Stand Up Tasha Hubbard
October 29 Feature
106 minutes
The Silence Renée Blanchar
November 5 Feature
119 minutes
The Forbidden Reel Ariel Nasr
November 12 Short
5 min 41 s
Mystery of the Secret Room Wanda Nolan of St. John’s
78 minutes
Conviction Nance Ackerman, Ariella Pahlke and Teresa MacInnes
November 19 Feature
101 minutes
The Whale and the Raven Mirjam Leuze
November 26 Short
4 minutes
The Storm Monica Kidd with St. John’s animator Duncan Major
88 minutes
Wintopia Mira Burt-Wintonick
December 3 Feature
75 minutes
Luben and Elena Ellie Yonova
December 10 Short
13 min 7s
Nalujuk Night Jennie Williams, an Inuk artist and filmmaker from Happy Valley-Goose Bay, now based in St. John’s
94 minutes
Theater of Life Peter Svatek
December 17 Feature
91 minutes
Sovereign Soil David Curtis

About The Rooms

A remarkable feature of the skyline of historic St. John’s, The Rooms is the place to experience the rich arts and culture of Newfoundland and Labrador. Here, you’ll find collections, exhibits and programs that tell our stories and interpret our natural world through art, artifacts, archaeology, architecture, and archival records—a portal to the many stories this province and its people have to tell. Since it opened in 2005, The Rooms has presented hundreds of exhibitions and more than 1,000 education and public programs, capturing the imagination of over 1 million visitors.

About the NFB

The NFB is Canada’s public producer and distributor of award-winning documentaries, auteur animation, interactive stories and participatory experiences, working with talented creators across the country. The NFB is taking action to combat systemic racism and become a more open and diverse organization, while working to strengthen Indigenous-led production and gender equity in film and digital media. NFB productions have won more than 7,000 awards, including 12 Oscars. To access this unique content, visit NFB.ca.

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Related Products

Electronic Press Kit | Images, trailer, synopses: Conviction | Luben and Elena | Mystery of the Secret Room | Nalujuk Night | Stories Are in Our Bones | Sovereign Soil | Theater of Life | The Forbidden Reel | The Silence | The Storm | The Whale and the Raven | We Will Stand Up | Wintopia

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  • 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.