NFB @ the Oscars

Honorary and Technical Achievement Oscars®

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

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

Honorary Oscar®

NFB 50th anniversary poster1989 - The NFB was granted an Honorary Academy Award® in recognition of our 50th anniversary and our dedicated commitment to artistic, creative and technological excellence in every area of filmmaking.

Technical Achievement Academy Award for NFB

DigiSync™ Film Keykode Reader1999 - Post-production expert Ed H. Zwaneveld and engineer Frederick Gasoi, along with two other industry colleagues, received the Technical Achievement Academy Award® for the design and development of the DigiSync™ Film Keykode Reader."