NFB @ the Oscars

12 Oscars,
74 nominations

The NFB is once more nominated for an Oscar®

This year, the NFB garnered its 74th Oscar® nomination, for Theodore Ushev’s animated short film, Blind Vaysha. This marks the first Oscar® nomination for Theodore! Watch his filmography here.

Since its founding in 1939, the NFB has created over 13,000 productions and won more than 5,000 awards, including 12 Oscars® and an Honorary Oscar® in recognition of its 50th anniversary. Most of these nominated and winning films are available for free streaming on NFB.ca.

With more Academy Award® nominations than any other production company or organization outside Hollywood, the NFB continues to be a pioneer in Canadian cinema.

Academy Award® for Best Documentary (Short Subject)

If You Love This Planet

This Oscar®-winning short film is comprised of a lecture given to students by outspoken nuclear critic Dr. Helen Caldicott, president of Physicians for Social Responsibility in the USA. Her message is clear: disarmament cannot be postponed. Archival footage of the bombing of Hiroshima and images of its survivors seven months after the attack heighten the urgency of her message.