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Mabel's Saga

Mabel's Saga

This short animation celebrates menopause through the story of Mabel. She’s juggling work, teenagers and an elderly mom. Now she’s got hot flashes and chin hairs! Before you ...

JoDee Samuelson
2004 | 15 min
MacPherson

MacPherson

This animated film by Martine Chartrand (Black Soul) recounts the friendship between a young Félix Leclerc and Frank Randolph Macpherson, a Jamaican chemical engineer and university graduate who worked for ...

Martine Chartrand
2012 | 10 min
Madame Tutli-Putli

Madame Tutli-Putli

This stop-motion animated film takes viewers on an exhilarating existential journey into the fully imagined, tactile world of Madame Tutli-Putli. As she travels alone on the night train, weighed down ...

Chris Lavis & Maciek Szczerbowski
2007 | 17 min
The Magic of Anansi

The Magic of Anansi

This animated short tells the story of Anansi, a little spider who is tired of being snubbed by other the jungle animals, especially Mr. Tiger. As Anansi plots and schemes ...

Jamie Mason
2001 | 6 min
The Magnitude of All Things

The Magnitude of All Things

When Jennifer Abbott lost her sister to cancer, her sorrow opened her up to the profound gravity of climate breakdown. Abbott’s new documentary The Magnitude of All Things draws ...

Jennifer Abbott
2020 | 1 h 26 min
Making It

Making It

This short documentary is an inspiring portrait of Black youth who have made their ambitious dreams come true through willpower. Made as part of the Work For All project 2006 ...

Sobaz Benjamin
2006 | 10 min
Mamie

Mamie

Mamie lives in Gaspésie in a house that faces away from the sea. Her granddaughter wonders: “Why isn’t Mamie interested in me or her other grandchildren? Why won’t ...

Janice Nadeau
2016 | 6 min
Mamori

Mamori

Mamori transports us into a black-and-white universe of fluid shapes, dappled and striated with shadows and light, where the texture of the visuals and of the celluloid itself have been ...

Karl Lemieux
2010 | 7 min
The Man Who Slept

The Man Who Slept

A young woman shares her life with a sleeping ghost. She lives in the denial of a loss that has left her all alone. This vibrantly textured animated film is ...

Inès Sedan
2009 | 11 min
The Man with the Golden Cells

The Man with the Golden Cells

In The Man with the Golden Cells, director Florence Martin-Kessler asks crucial and timely questions about the right to personal physical integrity in the face of scientific research. Travelling through ...

Florence Martin-Kessler
2007 | 53 min
Manivald

Manivald

Manivald, a fox, is turning 33. Overeducated, unemployed and generally uninspired, he lives with his overbearing, retired mother and spends his days learning piano while she makes his coffee and ...

Chintis Lundgren
2017 | 12 min
Maq and the Spirit of the Woods

Maq and the Spirit of the Woods

This animated short tells the story of Maq, a Mi'kmaq boy who realizes his potential with the help of inconspicuous mentors. When an elder in the community offers him ...

Phyllis Grant
2006 | 8 min
Margins

Margins

This short animated film looks at the relationship between social spaces and taboos surrounding mental illness and other forms of marginalization. The film is intended as a mood piece, a ...

Oliver Tsuji
2007 | 1 min
Marie

Marie

Adapted from excerpts of Robert Lepage's theatrical epic Lipsynch, this short drama profiles Marie, a jazz singer left with temporary aphasia following brain surgery. Memory gaps have robbed her ...

Pedro Pires & Robert Lepage
2013 | 25 min
Martha of the North (Short Version)

Martha of the North (Short Version)

Martha was only 5 when she and her parents were lured away from their Inuit village. Along with a handful of other families, they were moved to Canada’s most ...

Marquise Lepage
2009 | 47 min
Marvin Parson’s Inner Wild Wilderness

Marvin Parson’s Inner Wild Wilderness

Filmmaker Fred Casia, inspired by the iconic '50s-vintage View-Master stereo viewer and '60s-era TV nature shows, takes us on a weird and wacky 3-D safari through the jungle that is ...

Fred Casia
2010 | 1 min
Mary & Myself

Mary & Myself

Mary & Myself is a story within a story, a meta-narrative about two Chinese-Canadian women making their theatrical debut playing “comfort women” in The Vagina Monologues. Fusing activism and performance, this ...

Sam Decoste
2013 | 6 min
McLaren Now: Program 2

McLaren Now: Program 2

2014 marks the centenary of the birth of Norman McLaren, this affable explorer of cinema's uncharted territories, this adventurer of the most astonishing visual and soundscapes.

Surprising, stimulating, inventive ...

2014 | 1 h 7 min
McLaren Now: Program 3

McLaren Now: Program 3

2014 marks the centenary of the birth of Norman McLaren, this affable explorer of cinema's uncharted territories, this adventurer of the most astonishing visual and soundscapes.

Surprising, stimulating, inventive ...

2014 | 59 min
Me and My Moulton

Me and My Moulton

A seven-year-old girl whose parents are hopelessly unconventional modern architects envies other normal Norwegian families of the sixties. There is unexpected drama the summer she and her sisters ask her ...

Torill Kove
2014 | 13 min
Meltdown

Meltdown

In this short animation, a polar bear must try his luck finding a job in the big city when the last of his Arctic ice environment disappears. It’s hard ...

Carrie Mombourquette
2012 | 1 min
Meltdown

Meltdown

This short documentary examines the nuclear disaster that followed the March 11th, 2011 earthquake and tsunami that rocked Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture. That day, Japan was hit with the 5th-strongest ...

Wally LongulAkio Suzuki & Akihiko Nakai
2012 | 45 min
Memento Mori

Memento Mori

With remarkable access to Canada’s busiest organ-transplant hospital, this documentary brings viewers face-to-face with stories of life and death, and the impossible decisions that tragedy demands. From the very ...

Niobe Thompson
2016 | 1 h 29 min
The Memories of Angels

The Memories of Angels

This visual love letter crafted by filmmaker Luc Bourdon uses clips from 120 NFB films to pay tribute to the city of Montreal in the '50s and '60s, with hat ...

Luc Bourdon
2008 | 1 h 20 min
A Memory Forgotten: A Generation Sacrificed

A Memory Forgotten: A Generation Sacrificed

This short documentary is a portrait of Martine Duviella, whose parents were forced to flee Haiti during the Duvalier regime. Here, Duviella recounts the story of her activist father and ...

Martine Duviella
2008 | 23 min
Meta Pre Ptolemy

Meta Pre Ptolemy

In this whimsical animated short, filmmaker Rachel Peters asks: "what if the laws of physics suddenly ceased to apply?" Peters explores this question through the tale of a man and ...

Rachel Peters
2006 | 2 min
Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis

A poem for the planet, Nova Ami and Velcrow Ripper's film Metamorphosis takes the pulse of our earth and bears witness to a moment of profound change: the loss ...

Nova Ami & Velcrow Ripper
2018 | 1 h 25 min
Michelle

Michelle

In this short film, our protagonist Michelle suffers from schizophrenia and has just come out of a psychiatric institution. Finding refuge in the Quebec bookstore where she works, this tortured ...

Pedro Pires & Robert Lepage
2013 | 30 min
Mighty Jerome

Mighty Jerome

From acclaimed filmmaker Charles Officer comes the story of the rise, fall and redemption of Harry Jerome, Canada's most record-setting track and field star. Gorgeous monochrome imagery, impassioned interviews ...

Charles Officer
2010 | 1 h 23 min
Mighty Jerome (Short Version)

Mighty Jerome (Short Version)

In 1959, at just 19, Harry Jerome was Canada's most promising track and field star on his way to the Olympics in Rome. By 1962, after suffering a gruesome ...

Charles Officer
2010 | 52 min
Mind Me Good Now!

Mind Me Good Now!

In this animated short 2 children, Tina and Dalby, disobey their mama with almost tragic consequences. Having strayed away from home, they run afoul of a local "cocoya," a wicked ...

Chris Cormier & Derek Cummings
2005 | 8 min
Minotaur

Minotaur

In this short animation, the archetypal hero takes a journey through seven stages: birth, childhood, mission, labyrinth, monster, battle and death/rebirth. Through purely abstract, moving images, the corresponding emotional ...

Munro Ferguson
2014 | 6 min
Missed Connection

Missed Connection

In this animated short, a delusional young man spots the girl of his dreams in his favourite café and weaves a self-indulgent fantasy story of their imagined life together. Missed ...

Tabitha Fisher
2011 | 1 min
Mobilize

Mobilize

This short film, crafted entirely out of NFB archival footage by First Nations filmmaker Caroline Monnet, takes us on an exhilarating journey from the Far North to the urban south ...

Caroline Monnet
2015 | 3 min
Molly in Springtime

Molly in Springtime

It’s carnival in Balthasarville and the scoundrel Bonifacio is scheming to overthrow Léon and become King Quack. But he’s outsmarted by Molly Gingerbread and her friend Hedgehog, who ...

Pierre-Luc Granjon
2009 | 27 min
Moments of Life

Moments of Life

The phenomenon of perinatal grief has largely gone unrecognized; parents who live through the experience frequently find themselves isolated, with no resources to support them. Co-directed by Samuel-A. Caron and ...

Samuel-A. Caron & France Gallant
2020 | 20 min
Monsieur Pointu

Monsieur Pointu

This animated short about virtuoso stage entertainer Monsieur Pointu (Paul Cormier) is screen magic at its best. Here, the man and his violin are literally taken apart - head, feet, limbs ...

Bernard Longpré & André Leduc
1975 | 12 min
Monsieur Pug

Monsieur Pug

Who is Monsieur Pug? Why, a dog with bad cholesterol and high blood pressure! And a dog who loves his pie and ice cream. Who relaxes by making origami. In ...

Janet Perlman
2014 | 9 min
Moon Man

Moon Man

Moon Man is an animated short inspired by the song “Moon Man Newfie,” composed and sung by Canadian music legend Stompin' Tom Connors. It tells the story of folk hero ...

Paul Morstad
2004 | 3 min
Mug of a Diver

Mug of a Diver

Jean-Claude Roubaud's passion is the sea. He's a diver, and for over 15 years has been making his childhood dream come true: earning his living finding sunken treasure ...

Roland Savoye
2007 | 51 min
The Museum

The Museum

This feature documentary follows William Thorsell as he sets out to renovate Toronto's Royal Ontario Museum. He thinks big, opting for a bold architectural gesture that will inject a ...

Kenton Vaughan
2009 | 1 h 30 min
A Museum in the City

A Museum in the City

In A Museum in the City, Luc Bourdon invites us on a tour of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA). A backstage discovery of the institution and its 150-year ...

Luc Bourdon
2011 | 52 min
Muybridge's Strings

Muybridge's Strings

Can time be made to stand still? Can it be reversed? Koji Yamamura’s Muybridge's Strings is a meditation on this theme, contrasting the worlds of the photographer Eadweard ...

Koji Yamamura
2011 | 12 min
My Grandmother Ironed the King's Shirts

My Grandmother Ironed the King's Shirts

This Oscar®-nominated animated film comes from Oscar®-winning filmmaker Torill Kove (The Danish Poet). It's a tall tale about her grandmother's life in Oslo, Norway, during World ...

Torill Kove
1999 | 10 min
My Heart Attack

My Heart Attack

This animated short from Sheldon Cohen (The Sweater) tells the true story of a "nice Jewish boy with Buddhist inclinations" who suffers a heart attack. At the crossroads of documentary ...

Sheldon Cohen
2015 | 13 min
My Little Underground

My Little Underground

In this autobiographical animated short, Elise Simard crafts the story of a young girl seeking self-discovery and rebirth. Drifting between real and imagined events, the film uses time-lapse photography with ...

Élise Simard
2012 | 6 min
My Prairie Home

My Prairie Home

In this feature documentary-musical by Chelsea McMullan, indie singer Rae Spoon takes us on a playful, meditative and at times melancholic journey. Set against majestic images of the infinite expanses ...

Chelsea McMullan
2013 | 1 h 16 min
My Son Shall Be Armenian

My Son Shall Be Armenian

Exploring the question of Armenian identity, My Son Shall Be Armenian follows filmmaker Hagop Goudsouzian, who travels with five Montreal men and women of Armenian descent to the land of ...

Hagop Goudsouzian
2004 | 1 h 20 min
My War

My War

A disturbing portrait of four Western volunteers who risk their lives to fight ISIS alongside Kurdish forces. The feature documentary My War probes the complex motives behind the need to ...

Julien Fréchette
2018 | 1 h 37 min
My Yiddish Papi

My Yiddish Papi

A young woman decides not to answer a phone call from her grandfather, unaware that it will be his last. When he dies, she is overwhelmed with guilt and regret ...

Éléonore Goldberg
2017 | 7 min
Mysteries in the Archives: 1910 Buffalo Bill

Mysteries in the Archives: 1910 Buffalo Bill

Buffalo Bill was, by reputation, the greatest buffalo hunter of all time. His celebrity included a stint as cavalry scout for George Armstrong Custer, the general killed at the Battle ...

Alexandre Auque
2008 | 26 min
Mysteries in the Archives: 1937 Crash of the Hindenburg

Mysteries in the Archives: 1937 Crash of the Hindenburg

As night fell near in Lakehurst, New Jersey, near New York City, on May 6, 1937, the German dirigible the Hindenburg exploded. Four different newsreel company cameramen filmed one of ...

Serge Viallet
2007 | 26 min
Mysteries in the Archives: 1946 A-bomb Tests on Bikini

Mysteries in the Archives: 1946 A-bomb Tests on Bikini

No event in the history of cinema had ever been so thoroughly covered. Why so many cameras and equipment to film two atomic explosions just after the end of the ...

Serge Viallet
2008 | 26 min
Mysteries in the Archives: 1954 Marilyn Monroe in Korea

Mysteries in the Archives: 1954 Marilyn Monroe in Korea

Two weeks after their wedding in San Francisco, Marilyn Monroe and baseball icon Joe DiMaggio set off for Japan. On their honeymoon? Pre-season training for Japanese baseball teams begins in ...

Serge Viallet
2008 | 26 min
Mysteries in the Archives: 1955 Tragedy Strikes Le Mans'24 Hours

Mysteries in the Archives: 1955 Tragedy Strikes Le Mans'24 Hours

On June 11, 1955, between 200 and 300 thousand people are attending automobile racing’s most celebrated endurance event: the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Like every year, Le Mans ...

2008 | 26 min
Mysteries in the Archives: 1963 John F. Kennedy's Funeral

Mysteries in the Archives: 1963 John F. Kennedy's Funeral

From the announcement of President Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas to his burial in Washington, D.C. four days later, the three television networks devoted their entire air time to ...

Julien Gaurichon
2008 | 26 min
Mysteries in the Archives: 1969 Live from the Moon

Mysteries in the Archives: 1969 Live from the Moon

On July 22, 1969, man walked on the moon for the first time. About 600 million people watched it live on television. In an incessant battle of technology and political ...

Alexandre Auque
2008 | 26 min
The Mystery of Mazo de la Roche

The Mystery of Mazo de la Roche

This feature documentary tells the mysterious story of Canadian author Mazo de la Roche, author of the Jalna novels. Using both dramatic and documentary techniques, the film explores this compelling ...

Maya Gallus
2011 | 52 min
Mystery of the Secret Room

Mystery of the Secret Room

This animated short introduces us to Grace, a 10-year-old girl who uses her creative superpowers to navigate the emotional landscape of her mother's depression. It's an inspiring portrait ...

Wanda Nolan
2016 | 5 min
Mystical Brain

Mystical Brain

This documentary reveals the exploratory work of a team from the University of Montreal who seek to understand the states of grace experienced by mystics and those who meditate. Filmmaker ...

Isabelle Raynauld
2006 | 52 min