The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is one of the most acclaimed creative centres in the world. In addition to being a public producer and distributor of Canadian content, a talent incubator and a showcase for the country’s filmmakers and artists, it is the caretaker of an accessible, living audiovisual heritage that belongs to all Canadians. The NFB is also a key driver of Canada’s audiovisual industry and creative economy. The organization produces or co-produces more than 50 works every year, from thought-provoking documentaries to outstanding animated films to groundbreaking interactive and immersive works. To date it has produced more than 14,000 works, 6,000 of which are available free of charge on nfb.ca. NFB productions have won more than 7,000 awards, including 12 Oscars.
Featuring over 6,500 productions, NFB.ca offers a variety of films that can be streamed free of charge or downloaded for your personal use for a small fee. We also offer educational works on a subscription basis to schools and institutions, and the possibility to showcase our work in a public screening context.
Our online collection includes documentaries, animations, series, and interactive works. We showcase films that take a stand on issues of global importance that matter to Canadians—stories about the environment, human rights, residential schools, auteur animation and more.
We also have a selection of animated films for both adults and children from talented filmmakers such as Cordell Barker, Chris Landreth, Ryan Larkin, Richard Condie, Ishu Patel, Caroline Leaf, and others.
You can now personalize your NFB.ca experience by creating a profile. Having a profile enables you to comment on films, build your own playlists as well as rent and download films.