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La Salla

La Salla

In this animated short, the classic tale of temptation is revealed in the form of a comic opera. In a room full of wind-up toys, our hero sets a chain ...

Richard Condie
1996 | 8 min
Land of the Heads

Land of the Heads

This animated short tells the tale of a vampire forced go out every night to separate children from their heads. The reason? His vain wife wants to replace her wrinkled ...

Cédric Louis & Claude Barras
2009 | 6 min
Last Chance

Last Chance

This feature documentary tells the stories of 5 asylum seekers who flee their native countries to escape homophobic violence. They face hurdles integrating into Canada, fear deportation and anxiously await ...

Paul Émile d'Entremont
2012 | 1 h 24 min
The Last Key

The Last Key

A young immigrant arrives in Canada from France—and brings his Citroën 2CV with him. The iconic post-war car stands out on the streets of Vancouver, and before long he ...

Julien Capraro
2017 | 23 min
Legend of a Warrior

Legend of a Warrior

In this feature length documentary, filmmaker Corey Lee attempts to reconnect with his father, renowned martial artist Frank Lee. Frank's status as legendary street fighter and coach have kept ...

Corey Lee
2012 | 1 h 18 min
Léon in Wintertime

Léon in Wintertime

In this short puppet animation we meet Léon, an 8-year-old adopted bear suffering from an identity crisis. The distraught cub runs away from home in wintertime and embarks on many ...

Pierre-Luc Granjon & Pascal Le Nôtre
2007 | 27 min
Let the Daylight into the Swamp

Let the Daylight into the Swamp

In this experimental short, filmmaker Jeffrey St. Jules reconstructs the story of his grandparents and their rugged frontier existence in the logging towns of Northern Ontario. A blend of fiction ...

Jeffrey St. Jules
2012 | 36 min
Letters From Pyongyang

Letters From Pyongyang

Canadian-Korean filmmaker Jason Lee unveils his father’s emotional story of a family torn apart during the Korean War. Together, they make a rare journey to the North Korean capital ...

Jason Lee
2014 | 27 min
Liberation

Liberation

Tormented forms struggle to break free of their bonds in this abstract animated short.

This film was made as part of the 9th edition of the NFB's Hothouse apprenticeship.

Shahid Quadri
2013 | 1 min
Life Lessons at the Lula Lounge

Life Lessons at the Lula Lounge

This short documentary is about a young Cuban band that has recently moved to Canada. The members spend their days learning English and their nights playing and rehearsing their own ...

Kyle Stone
2004 | 11 min
Life with Murder

Life with Murder

When their son is accused of murdering his sister, a mother and father face perhaps the most awful decision any parent could have to make: whether to break with their ...

John Kastner
2009 | 1 h 35 min
Lights for Gita

Lights for Gita

This animated short is the story of Gita, an 8-year-old girl who can't wait to celebrate Divali - the Hindu festival of lights - in her new home in Canada. But ...

Michel Vo
2001 | 7 min
Limit Is the Sky

Limit Is the Sky

This documentary follows six young Canadians, including refugees from the Middle East and Africa, who come to Fort McMurray, the capital of the third-largest oil reserve in the world. “Fort ...

Julia Ivanova
2016 | 1 h 47 min
Lipsett Diaries

Lipsett Diaries

This animated short by Theodore Ushev depicts the maelstrom of anguish that tormented Arthur Lipsett, a famed Canadian experimental filmmaker who died at the age of 49. His descent into ...

Theodore Ushev
2010 | 14 min
Little Big Girls

Little Big Girls

In this feature documentary, director Hélène Choquette sheds light on the phenomenon of early-onset puberty in girls. Today, it isn't unusual to see the earliest signs of puberty in ...

Hélène Choquette
2014 | 52 min
Loon Dreaming

Loon Dreaming

This animated short makes us see the world through the eyes of a loon. We dive down deep into the waters in pursuit of fish, launch skyward from the water ...

Iriz Pääbo
2002 | 7 min
Lost Action: Trace

Lost Action: Trace

This short film addresses the revolving cycles of human conflict through contemporary dance. Celebrated choreographer Crystal Pite and dance filmmakers Marlene Millar & Philip Szporer commemorate the fading legacies of WWI ...

Marlene MillarCrystal Pite & Philip Szporer
2011 | 3 min
Lost Monster Hop

Lost Monster Hop

In this short animated film, a little banjo-picking monster is trying to find her way at a signpost by the railway tracks. She sets out and finds what she is ...

Jody Kramer
2007 | 1 min
The Lost Town of Switez

The Lost Town of Switez

In 19th-century Poland, a traveller loses his way in the forest one stormy night. He witnesses the last days of a medieval town under attack by ruthless warriors. The grandiose ...

Kamil Polak
2012 | 20 min
Louise

Louise

This animated short is an ode to Louise, a fiercely independent 96-year old inspired by animator Anita Lebeau's grandmother. Speaking in her own voice, Louise takes us through a ...

Anita Lebeau
2003 | 10 min
Love, Scott

Love, Scott

Following the journey of a young gay musician who is attacked and paralyzed from the waist down, Love, Scott is an intimate and visually evocative window into queer experience, set ...

Laura Marie Wayne
2018 | 1 h 16 min
Luben and Elena

Luben and Elena

Luben & Elena is a modern day love story that travels across continents and cultures in pursuit of what makes a place a home. Renowned artists, Luben Boykov and Elena Popova ...

Ellie Yonova
2017 | 1 h 15 min
Lucien’s Happiness

Lucien’s Happiness

To better understand the essence of happiness, filmmaker Nathalie Hébert speaks with Lucien Comeau, a musician and “philosopher of the everyday” who lives in Tracadie-Sheila, New Brunswick. This simple, informal ...

Nathalie Hébert
2019 | 23 min
The Lumberfros

The Lumberfros

In Abitibi, hundreds of kilometres from the city, thousands of workers go North, as did Jos Montferrand and François Paradis. Working as brush cutters, these 21st-century lumberjacks discover Quebec's ...

Stéphanie Lanthier
2010 | 1 h 11 min