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 Animated Short Film

The Danish Poet

This Oscar®-winning short animation follows Kasper, a poet whose creative well has run dry, on a holiday to Norway to meet the famous writer Sigrid Undset. Kasper attempts to answer some pretty big questions: can we trace the chain of events that leads to our own birth? Is our existence just coincidence? Do little things matter? As Kasper's quest for inspiration unfolds, it appears that a spell of bad weather, an angry dog, slippery barn planks, a careless postman, hungry goats and other seemingly unrelated factors might play important roles in the big scheme of things after all.