National Film Board of Canada: 100 Films for Libraries

 

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For the past 10 years, the NFB Film Club, opens a new window has been offering a rich variety of programming to libraries across Canada. To celebrate this wonderful, enduring and evolving collaboration, NFB has put together a program composed of more than 100 of their best recent titles ranging from documentaries to animated shorts, for libraries to share with their community members.

These films are available for viewing, free, until August 31, 2021. Please watch and enjoy via the (YouTube or Vimeo) links below. Share your favourites in the comments! And, check out the National Film Board of Canada's award-winning online Screening Room, featuring over 3,000 productions, year-round.

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Documentaries

Borealis | Kevin McMahon | 2020 | 1 hr 30 min

The End of Certainties | Jean-Daniel Lafond | 2020 | 45 min

Far from Bashar |  | Pascal Sanchez | 2020 | 1 hr 13 min

John Ware Reclaimed| Cheryl Foggo | 2020 | 1 hr 12 min

Higher Than Flames Will Go | Monique LeBlanc | 2020 | 1 hr 43 min

Into the Light | Gentille M. Assih | 2020 | 1 hr 20 min

Kenbe la, Until We Win | Will Prosper | 2019 | 1 hr 20 min

Sovereign Soil | David Curtis | 2019 | 1 hr 31 min

True North (feature) | Ryan Sidhoo | 2019 | 1 hr 29 min

The Whale and the Raven | Mirjam Leuze | 2019 | 1 hr 41 min | Online: NFB.ca only

Becoming Labrador | Rohan Fernando,  Tamara Segura & Justin Simms | 2018 | 1 hr 10 min

Standing on the Line| Paul Émile d'Entremont | 2018 | 1 hr 20 min

Unmothered | Marie-France Guerrette | 2018 | 1 hr 15 min

What Is Democracy?  | Astra Taylor | 2018 | 1 hr 47 min

What Walaa Wants  | Christy Garland | 2018 | 1 hr 23 min

Luben and Elena | Ellie Yonova | 2017 | 1 hr 15 min

Martha | Daniel Schubert | 2020 | 21 min

Open Sky: Portrait of a Pavilion in Venice| Katerine Giguère | 2020 | 26 min

The Tournament  | Sam Vint | 2020 | 22 min

Angel Peacock | Peter Svatek | 2019 | 24 min

Highway to Heaven | Sandra Ignagni | 2019 | 16 min

Ice Breakers | Sandamini Rankaduwa | 2019 | 15 min

True North (series) | Ryan Sidhoo's 9-part docuseries | 2018 | 9 episodes; 15–23 min each

Way of the Hunter  | Robert Moberg | 2018 | 16 min

Some films from The Curve 
(Discover this collection of social distancing stories that bring us closer together.)

The Big Reset: Worldviews | Malcolm Sutherland | 2020 | 3 min

How to Be at Home | Andrea Dorfman | 2020 | 4 min

I Am Gay  | Ajahnis Charley | 2020 | 10 min

K'i Tah Amongst the Birch | Melaw Nakehk'o | 2020 | 10 min

Love in Quarantine | Millefiore Clarkes | 2020 | 10 min

Nbisiing  | Cole Forrest | 2020 | 5 min

Very Present |Conor McNally | 2020 | 5 min 


Award-Winning Animation

The Big Reset: Worldviews | Malcolm Sutherland | 2020 | 3 min | Part of The Curve, a collection of social distancing stories that bring us closer together

How to Be at Home  | Andrea Dorfman | 2020 | 4 min | Part of The Curve, a collection of social distancing stories that bring us closer together

Old Dog | Ann Marie Fleming | 2020 | 3 min 

Thanadoula | Robin McKenna | 2020 | 6 min (available starting October 25, 2021)

Balakrishna | Colin MacKenzie & Aparna Kapur | 2019 | 15 min

A Change of Scenery | Anita Lebeau | 2019 | 3 min

The Great Malaise | Catherine Lepage | 2019 | 5 min 

No Objects | Moïa Jobin-Paré | 2019 | 9 min

The Physics of Sorrow| Theodore Ushev | 2019 | 26 min

The Procession | Pascal Blanchet & Rodolphe Saint-Gelais | 2019 | 11 min

Shannon Amen | Chris Dainty | 2019 | 15 min

Collector – Hothouse | Kassia Ward | 2019 | 1 min

The Fake Calendar – Hothouse | Meky Ottawa | 2019 | 1 min

XO RAD Magical – Hothouse | Christopher Gilbert Grant | 2019 | 1 min

Animal Behaviour | Alison Snowden & David Fine | 2018 | 14 min

Embraced | Justine Vuylsteker | 2018 | 5 min

Shop Class | Hart Snider | 2018 | 8 min 

The Cannonball Woman | Albertine Zullo & David Toutevoix | 2017 | 14 min

Deyzangeroo | Ehsan Gharib | 2017 | 4 min

Shaman | Echo Henoche | 2017 | 5 min

Threads  | Torill Kove | 2017 | 8 min 

Blind Vaysha | Theodore Ushev | 2016 | 8 min | Online: NFB.ca only

I Don't Feel Anything Anymore  | Noémie Marsily & Carl Roosens | 2016 | 9 min

The Head Vanishes| Franck Dion | 2016 | 9 min | Online: NFB.ca only 

I Like Girls  | Diane Obomsawin | 2016 | 8 min | Online: VIMEO link only

Mamie| Janice Nadeau | 2016 | 6 min 

BAM | Howie Shia | 2015 | 6 min 

Blood Manifesto | Theodore Ushev | 2015 | 2 min

Carface | Claude Cloutier | 2015 | 4 min 

My Heart Attack | Sheldon Cohen | 2015 | 13 min

CODA  | Denis Poulin & Martine Époque | 2014 | 10 min 

Monsieur Pug | Janet Perlman | 2014 | 9 min

No Fish Where to Go | Nicola Lemay & Janice Nadeau | 2014 | 12 min

Black Soul | Martine Chartrand | 2000 | 9 min


Indigenous Heritage

Jordan River Anderson, The Messenger | Alanis Obomsawin | 2019 | 1 hr 5 min

nîpawistamasowin: We Will Stand up | Tasha Hubbard | 2019 | 1 hr 38 min

The Whale and the Raven | Mirjam Leuze | 2019 | 1 hr 41 min

The Road Forward | Marie Clements | 2017 | 1 hr 41 min

Mary Two Axe Earley: I Am Indian Again | Courtney Montour | 2021 | 34 min (available starting in December 2021)

K'i Tah Amongst the Birch  | Melaw Nakehk'o | 2020 | 10 min | Part of The Curve, a collection of social distancing stories that bring us closer together

Nbisiing  | Cole Forrest | 2020 | 5 min | Part of The Curve, a collection of social distancing stories that bring us closer together

Very Present | Conor McNally | 2020 | 5 min | Part of The Curve, a collection of social distancing stories that bring us closer together

Now Is the Time | Christopher Auchter | 2019 | 16 min

Collector – Hothouse   | Kassia Ward | 2019 | 1 min

The Fake Calendar – Hothouse | Meky Ottawa | 2019 | 1 min 

XO RAD Magical – Hothouse | Christopher Gilbert Grant | 2019 | 1 min 

Delia 9 to 5 | Delia Gunn | 2018 | 5 min

Urban.Indigenous.Proud. series |Tracie Louttit, Darlene Naponse, Kristi Lane Sinclair, JL Whitecrow & Clayton Windatt | 2018 | 5 episodes; 7–10 minutes each

The Mountain of SGaana | Christopher Auchter | 2017 | 10 min
Shaman | Echo Henoche | 2017 | 5 min

Three Thousand  | Asinnajaq | 2017 | 14 min

I Like Girls | Diane Obomsawin | 2016 | 8 min | Online: VIMEO link only


Pride Selection

Otherly | Grace An, Tristan Angieri, Joanne Lam, Jess Murwin, Mirusha
Yogarajah, Em Yue, Jackie! Zhou |2021 | short documentaries on Instagram 

Un/tied Shoes | Evie Ruddy | 2019 | interactive website

Love, Scott | Laura Marie Wayne | 2018 | 1 hr 16 min

Standing on the Line | Paul Émile d'Entremont | 2018 | 1 hr 20 min

My Prairie Home | Chelsea McMullan | 2013 | 1 hr 16 min

I Am Gay| Ajahnis Charley | 2020 | 10 min | Part of The Curve, a collection of social distancing stories that bring us closer together

Into Light | Sheona McDonald | 2020 | 19 min (available starting November 2021)

I Am Skylar | Rachel Bower | 2019 | 15 min

The Bassinet | Tiffany Hsiung | 2019 | 6 min

Handmade Mountain | Michèle Pearson Clarke | 2019 | 6 min

The Hook Up | Michael V. Smith | 2019 | 6 min

Reviving the Roost | Vivek Shraya | 2019 | 6 min

Woman Dress | Thirza Cuthand | 2019 | 6 min

A Short Film about Tegan and Sara  | Ann Marie Fleming | 2018 | 4 min

Beauty | Christina Willings | 2017 | 23 min

I Like Girls | Diane Obomsawin | 2016 | 8 min | Online: VIMEO link only


Love

Love, Scott | Laura Marie Wayne | 2018 | 1 hr 16 min

The Song and the Sorrow| Millefiore Clarkes | 2018 | 42 min

Luben and Elena | Ellie Yonova | 2017 | 1 hr 15 min

Love in Quarantine | Millefiore Clarkes | 2020 | 10 min | Part of The Curve, a collection of social distancing stories that bring us closer together

Motto | Vincent Morisset, Sean Michaels, Édouard Lanctôt-Benoit & Caroline
Robert | 2020 | 6 X 15 min | interactive novella for smartphones 

Delia 9 to 5 | Delia Gunn | 2018 | 5 min 

Embraced | Justine Vuylsteker | 2018 | 5 min 

Free Love | Aude Picault | 2017 | 3 min

Threads | Torill Kove | 2017 | 8 min 

I Like Girls | Diane Obomsawin | 2016 | 8 min | Online: VIMEO link only

Black Soul | Martine Chartrand | 2000 | 9 min


Youth Selection

The Big Reset: Worldviews | Malcolm Sutherland | 2020 | 3 min | Part of The Curve, a collection of social distancing stories that bring us closer together 

Parliament: The Virtual Experience  | Creative Team: Émilie F. Grenier, David Drury, Dpt. & Stéphane Poirier | 2020 | 15 min | interactive website for smartphones and computers, and VR experience 

The Great List of Everything | Cathon, Iris Boudreau & Francis Papillon | 2019 | web series of 13 episodes X 2 minutes

Ice Breakers | Sandamini Rankaduwa | 2019 | 15 min

Hedgehog's Home| Eva Cvijanovic | 2017 | 10 min

The Mountain of SGaana | Christopher Auchter | 2017 | 10 min

Nadine | Patrick Péris | 2017 | 4 min

Threads | Torill Kove | 2017 | 8 min 

I love Potatoes | Vali Fugulin | 2015 | interactive website for smartphone 

Me and My Moulton | Torill Kove | 2014 | 13 min

Waseteg  | Phyllis Grant | 2010 | 6 min

Maq and the Spirit of the Woods | Phyllis Grant | 2006 | 8 min

Black Soul | Martine Chartrand | 2000 | 9 min 

Science Please! series | Martin Barry, Sylvain Charbonneau & Claude Cloutier | 1998–2001 | 26 films x 1 minute


Interactive Productions

Otherly  | Grace An, Tristan Angieri, Joanne Lam, Jess Murwin, Mirusha Yogarajah, Em Yue, Jackie! Zhou |2021 | short documentaries on instagram

Far Away From Far Away | Bruce Alcock & Jeremy Mendes | 2021 | 25 min | interactive story for smartphones

Bubble | Jeunes pousses 2019: Gabriel Turcotte-Dubé, Camille Foisy, Louise Hammouda, Diana Aziz, Marianne Bourdages, Marie-Blanche Rossi, Jonathan Gagnon & Andréa Henry-Etesse | 2020 | 5 min | interactive website for smartphones

Motto| Vincent Morisset, Sean Michaels, Édouard Lanctôt-Benoit & Caroline Robert | 2020 | 6 X 15 min | interactive novella for smartphones

Parliament: The Virtual Experience  | Creative Team: Émilie F. Grenier, David Drury, Dpt. & Stéphane Poirier | 2020 | 15 min | interactive website for smartphones and computers, and VR experience

Un/tied Shoes | Evie Ruddy | 2019 | interactive website

Clit me | Jeunes pousses 2018: Stéphanie Dupuis, Maude Fraser, Noémie Beaulac, Audrey Malo, Léa Martin, Vincent Paradis, Catherine Sabourin & Laurence Gélinas | interactive website for smartphones

Roxham | Michel Huneault | 2018 | 15 min | interactive documentary

I love Potatoes  | Vali Fugulin | 2015 | interactive website for smartphone

Way to Go  | Vincent Morisset, Philippe Lambert, Édouard Lanctôt-Benoit & Caroline Robert | 2015 | web experience

Welcome to Pine Point  | Paul Shoebridge & Michael Simons | 2013 |interactive documentary

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