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Experimental

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
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
The Devil's Share

The Devil's Share

An impressionistic portrait of the 1970s in sights, songs and music.

Luc Bourdon
2017 | 1 h 42 min
Farewell Touch

Farewell Touch

This short documentary shines a light on the work of undertakers in a moving portrait that celebrates human touch at the seam of the mortal divide. When Peter dies in ...

France Benoit
2012 | 7 min
Forming Game

Forming Game

This animated short from Malcolm Sutherland is an engaging dance of shapes and sounds. The "game" is played by opening the box, unfolding the board and placing shapes on it ...

Malcolm Sutherland
2008 | 5 min
The Future Is Now!

The Future Is Now!

In this feature film, a journalist (Liane Balaban) meets “The Man of Today” (Paul Ahmarani) who, while a responsible citizen, is disengaged from greater society. He believes once he’s ...

Gary Burns & Jim Brown
2010 | 1 h 31 min
Invention

Invention

Shot in Paris, Sao Paulo and Toronto, Invention is a first feature length film by Mark Lewis. From famous corners of the Louvre Museum to the modernist buildings of Oscar ...

Mark Lewis
2014 | 1 h 20 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Quiet Zone

Quiet Zone

Combining elements of documentary, film essay and experimental film, filmmakers Karl Lemieux and David Bryant (Godspeed You Black Emperor!) take us deep into the world of those who suffer from ...

David Bryant & Karl Lemieux
2015 | 14 min
Song for Cuba

Song for Cuba

This short experimental documentary about memory and music follows a young Cuban couple charting a new course for their lives on an island in the North Atlantic. The film features ...

Tamara Segura
2014 | 7 min
Three Thousand

Three Thousand

In this short film, Inuk artist Asinnajaq plunges us into a sublime imaginary universe—14 minutes of luminescent, archive-inspired cinema that recast the present, past and future of her people ...

Asinnajaq
2017 | 14 min
Wintopia

Wintopia

Wintopia is an intimate father-daughter story and poignant search for the meaning of utopia. Following the quick and tragic death of Peter Wintonick, Canada’s “documentary ambassador to the world ...

Mira Burt-Wintonick
2020 | 1 h 28 min