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Assembly

Assembly

This experimental short animation is inspired by the NFB's Studio D (1975-1994), a production department aimed at creating filmmaking opportunities for women in Canada. Featuring a rhythmic soundscape and ...

Jenn Strom
2012 | 4 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
Capturing Reality: The Art of Documentary

Capturing Reality: The Art of Documentary

In this feature-length film on the art of the documentary, director Pepita Ferrari interviews 33 leading documentarians and shows clips from over 50 films. From cinéma-vérité pioneers like Albert Maysles ...

Pepita Ferrari
2008 | 1 h 37 min
Examined Life

Examined Life

“The unexamined life is not worth living.” —Socrates

Examined Life pulls philosophy out of academia and classrooms and puts it back on the streets.

Philosophers have long done their ...

Astra Taylor
2008 | 1 h 28 min
Finding Macpherson

Finding Macpherson

This feature doc tells the story of the improbable friendship between acclaimed Quebec singer Félix Leclerc and the intriguing Frank Randolph Macpherson. A chemical engineer from Jamaica, Macpherson immigrated to ...

Serge Giguère
2014 | 1 h 17 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
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
Night Mayor

Night Mayor

This short Guy Maddin film tells the story of inventor Nihad Ademi, who harnesses the power of the aurora borealis in Winnipeg in 1939. Ademi uses this power to broadcast ...

Guy Maddin
2009 | 13 min
Nollywood Babylon

Nollywood Babylon

A feature documentary on Nigeria’s successful movie industry. The creative duo of Ben Addelman and Samir Mallal – the same team who made Discordia – profile the Lagos-based dream machine. Operating ...

Ben Addelman & Samir Mallal
2008 | 1 h 14 min
Norman McLaren: Animated Musician

Norman McLaren: Animated Musician

Not only did Norman McLaren create his own film imagery, he also made his own music by drawing, etching and photographing patterns directly onto the sound track area of the ...

Donald McWilliams
2014 | 26 min
Open Sky: Portrait of a Pavilion in Venice

Open Sky: Portrait of a Pavilion in Venice

An intimate portrait of the Canada Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, an architectural gem designed by Milan’s famous Studio BBPR and recently restored, along with its gardens, by the ...

Katerine Giguère
2020 | 26 min
ORA

ORA

ORA is a stunning meeting between the artistic worlds of choreographer José Navas and filmmaker Philippe Baylaucq. It is the first film to use 3D thermal imaging, producing visuals like ...

Philippe Baylaucq
2011 | 15 min
Riopelle

Riopelle

The paintings of Jean-Paul Riopelle are known around the world. But the painter himself remains private, inaccessible. This documentary attempts to learn more about the man behind the artist, the ...

Marianne Feaver
1984 | 27 min
RiP! A Remix Manifesto

RiP! A Remix Manifesto

Join filmmaker Brett Gaylor and mashup artist Girl Talk as they explore copyright and content creation in the digital age. In the process they dissect the media landscape of the ...

Brett Gaylor
2008 | 1 h 26 min
Shameless Propaganda

Shameless Propaganda

This feature documentary examines its own genre, which has often been called Canada's national art form. Released in the year of the NFB's 75th birthday, Shameless Propaganda is ...

Robert Lower
2014 | 1 h 12 min
Subconscious Password

Subconscious Password

In the middle of a crowded bar, Charles is feeling increasingly desperate. The cause of his misery is his old friend... you know... what’s-his-name... Directed by Chris Landreth, the ...

Chris Landreth
2013 | 10 min