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Baaad Dream

Baaad Dream

Emerging filmmaker Jesse Gouchey's animated short pokes fun at selectively-bred mammoth sheep, whose out-of-proportion form makes them vulnerable to tipping over, and a very fat Farmer who tries to ...

Jesse Gouchey
2012 | 1 min
Bad Coyote

Bad Coyote

It’s new, it’s fearless, and it’s very real. A hybrid type of coyote, thought to be part wolf, has migrated to Eastern Canada. After a deadly mauling ...

Jason Young
2013 | 51 min
Balakrishna

Balakrishna

When an extraordinary new resident – Balakrishna, an Indian elephant – arrived in the town of East River, Nova Scotia, in 1967, no one was more in awe of the creature than ...

Colin MacKenzie & Aparna Kapur
2019 | 15 min
The Ballad of Crowfoot

The Ballad of Crowfoot

Released in 1968 and often referred to as Canada’s first music video, The Ballad of Crowfoot was directed by Willie Dunn, a Mi’kmaq/Scottish folk singer and activist ...

Willie Dunn
1968 | 10 min
Balloons

Balloons

This short animation film is about two little men floating into the deep blue sky, tied to balloons. But then each decides the sky belongs to him.

This film was ...

Jonas Brandao
2007 | 1 min
BAM

BAM

A modern adaptation of the myth of Hercules, BAM tells the story of a young boxer struggling to negotiate between his shy, bookish nature and a divinely violent temper.  Where ...

Howie Shia
2015 | 6 min
Banquet of the Concubine

Banquet of the Concubine

In the year 746, during the Tang Dynasty, a banquet is given in the Imperial City in honour of Emperor Li’s favourite concubine. An unsatisfied craving, suspected infidelity and ...

Hefang Wei
2012 | 12 min
The Barewolf

The Barewolf

The werewolves that live in this secluded place are particularly savage: when not attacking anything that moves, they spend their time arguing and fighting. Driven by instinct, one young werewolf ...

Valère Lommel & Joke Van Der Steen
2010 | 10 min
The Basketball Game

The Basketball Game

This animated short tells the story of an epic basketball game between kids attending Jewish camp and students of a notorious local Holocaust denier. Nine-year-old Hart is attending Jewish summer ...

Hart Snider
2011 | 5 min
Batmilk

Batmilk

In this animated short, an oafish ghoul and his soft exposed brain are met with ruin when the brain is unexpectedly killed. Though paralyzed, the ghoul attains a fresh brain ...

Brandon Blommaert
2009 | 1 min
Bead Game

Bead Game

In this animated short, thousands of beads are arranged and manipulated, assuming shapes of creatures both mythical and real. They continually devour, merge, and absorb one another in explosions of ...

Ishu Patel
1977 | 5 min
Bearing Witness: Luke Melchior

Bearing Witness: Luke Melchior

This feature documentary is a portrait of Luke Melchior who, at 26, has lived longer than most people with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a progressive wasting of the muscles. Knowing his ...

Dan Curtis
2003 | 51 min
Beauty

Beauty

Beauty explores the lives of five gender-creative kids, each uniquely engaged in shaping their own sense of what it means to be fully human. Whether it’s dealing with bullies ...

Christina Willings
2017 | 23 min
Because We Are Girls

Because We Are Girls

A conservative Indo-Canadian family in small-town British Columbia must come to terms with a devastating secret: three sisters were sexually abused by an older relative beginning in their childhood years ...

Baljit Sangra
2019 | 1 h 25 min
Becoming Labrador

Becoming Labrador

In the stark Labrador interior, a growing number of Filipino workers have recently landed in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, travelling halfway around the world for jobs they hope will offer their ...

Rohan FernandoTamara Segura & Justin Simms
2018 | 1 h 10 min
Being Caribou

Being Caribou

In this feature-length documentary, husband and wife team Karsten Heuer (wildlife biologist) and Leanne Allison (environmentalist) follow a herd of 120,000 caribou on foot across 1500 km of Arctic ...

Leanne Allison & Diana Wilson
2004 | 1 h 12 min
A Better Man

A Better Man

Illuminating a new paradigm for domestic-violence prevention, A Better Man offers a fresh and nuanced look at the healing and revelation that can happen for everyone involved when men take ...

Attiya Khan & Lawrence Jackman
2017 | 1 h 19 min
Big Drive

Big Drive

This short animation film tells the story of a family road trip across the Canadian prairies set in the 1970s. In an era before in-car movies and video games, 4 ...

Anita Lebeau
2011 | 9 min
Big Mouth

Big Mouth

This animated short tells the story of Trudy, a little girl who is equal parts truthful and rude. A bright-minded and quick-witted child, Trudy has an unfiltered and deeply curious ...

Andrea Dorfman
2012 | 8 min
The Big Snit

The Big Snit

This poignant and hilarious animated film perfectly captures the intersection of a domestic quarrel and a global nuclear war. An Oscar® nominee enjoyed by millions of fans, this film is ...

Richard Condie
1985 | 9 min
The Big Swing

The Big Swing

The macabre tale of a child trying to overcome her fear of the swing.

This film was made as part of the 7th edition of the NFB's Hothouse apprenticeship.

Paula Gillgannon
2011 | 1 min
Big Trees

Big Trees

This short semi-animated film tells the story of a woman's spectacular ocean view from her apartment in Vancouver’s West End. How far will she go when leaves start ...

Ann Marie Fleming
2013 | 12 min
Biology Made Un-easy

Biology Made Un-easy

This short animation film is a close look at the microscopic world that surrounds us. Within each basic human interaction there is something strange festering under the surface, and we ...

James Braithwaite
2007 | 1 min
Birth of a Family

Birth of a Family

In this deeply moving feature-length documentary, three sisters and a brother meet for the first time. Removed from their young Dene mother during the infamous Sixties Scoop, they were separated ...

Tasha Hubbard
2016 | 1 h 19 min
Black Gold

Black Gold

This animated short employs hand-drawn animation layered over stop-motion sequences of moving ink on drumskins to create a striking, mournful portrait of the Alberta tar sands.

This film was made ...

Aimée van Drimmelen
2011 | 1 min
Black Soul

Black Soul

Martine Chartrand’s animated short dives into the heart of Black culture with an exhilarating trip though history. Watch as a young boy traces his roots through the stories his ...

Martine Chartrand
2000 | 9 min
Blackfly

Blackfly

This animated film about the pesky blackfly is based on the song of the same title, written and sung by Canadian folk singer Wade Hemsworth, with back-up vocals by the ...

Christopher Hinton
1991 | 5 min
Blind Evolution

Blind Evolution

Transformation, technology, higher powers, breath. These ideas and elements roil around inside Toronto artist and filmmaker Zane Kozak's CG-animated short, taking us on a somewhat troubling but eerily mystical ...

Zane Kozak
2010 | 1 min
Blind Vaysha

Blind Vaysha

Nominated for the 2017 Academy Award® for Best Animated Short Film!

This short film tells the story of Vaysha, a young girl born with one green eye and one brown ...

Theodore Ushev
2016 | 8 min
Blood and Water

Blood and Water

When the 2004 tsunami hit the coast of Sri Lanka, 65-year-old Anton Ambrose's wife and daughter were killed. "In five minutes," he says, "I lost everything."

A year later ...

Rohan Fernando
2007 | 1 h 17 min
Blood Manifesto

Blood Manifesto

In this short animation, Theodore Ushev signs a violent, brutal and troubling political statement in his own blood and narrates it in his own gravelly voice. All over the world ...

Theodore Ushev
2015 | 2 min
Bluefin

Bluefin

Bluefin is a tale set in “the tuna capital of the world,” North Lake, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Director John Hopkins explores the mystery of why normally wary bluefin tuna ...

John Hopkins
2016 | 53 min
Bob's Birthday

Bob's Birthday

This film took home an Oscar® for Best Animated Short Film. When Margaret plans a celebration for her husband Bob, she underestimates the sudden impact of middle age on his ...

Alison Snowden & David Fine
1993 | 12 min
Bombay Calling

Bombay Calling

This feature documentary chronicles the lives of young call-centre workers in Bombay (Mumbai), India. The film profiles several characters who attempt to sell phone services to clients in the UK ...

Ben Addelman & Samir Mallal
2006 | 1 h 10 min
Bone Mother

Bone Mother

A vain and arrogant youth dares to enter Baba Yaga’s living house of bones. What emerges will forever fill our nights with terror.

Dale Hayward & Sylvie Trouvé
2018 | 8 min
Bone Wind Fire

Bone Wind Fire

This Emmy-nominated feature film is an intimate and evocative journey into the hearts, minds and eyes of Georgia O’Keeffe, Emily Carr and Frida Kahlo - 3 of the 20th century ...

Jill Sharpe
2011 | 30 min
Bones & Boats

Bones & Boats

This short animated tale of Victorian-era folly ends in tragedy. Kevin Langdale's graphic style brims with the majesty of human ambition and the indomitable and sometimes destructive power of ...

Kevin Langdale
2004 | 1 min
Bonifacio in Summertime

Bonifacio in Summertime

Bonifacio in Summertime is an animated film for the whole family, a colourful tale that continues the adventures of Princess Molly and her three best friends. During her summer vacation ...

Pierre-Luc Granjon & Antoine Lanciaux
2011 | 26 min
The Boxing Girls of Kabul

The Boxing Girls of Kabul

In this feature documentary, a remarkable group of young Afghan women dream of representing their country as boxers at the 2012 Olympics, embarking on a journey of both personal and ...

Ariel Nasr
2011 | 52 min
Brother 2 Brother

Brother 2 Brother

A documentary that follows Corey Lucas, a 21-year-old African Canadian, as he tries to reconcile his urge to be a hustler with his need to be a responsible father and ...

Russell Wyse
2004 | 40 min
Bus Story

Bus Story

A woman signs up to drive a school bus. But her idyllic view of the job is sorely tested when she meets her surly boss—nicknamed “Killer”—and discovers that ...

Tali
2014 | 10 min
Buying Sex

Buying Sex

Timely and wise, this important documentary about the state of prostitution laws in Canada is a revelation. Buying Sex offers a wide spectrum of insight into the issue, inviting us ...

Teresa MacInnes & Kent Nason
2013 | 1 h 15 min
Bydlo

Bydlo

An allegory of mankind heading for disaster, this animated short is a tragic vision inspired by the 4th movement of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Drawing on the composer ...

Patrick Bouchard
2012 | 8 min