Since its founding in 1939, the NFB has created over 13,000 productions and won more than 5,000 awards, including 11 Oscars® and an Honorary Oscar® in recognition of its 50th anniversary. With more Academy Award® nominations than any other production company or organization outside of Hollywood, the NFB continues to be a pioneer in Canadian cinema.

In 2012, the NFB garnered its 71st and 72nd Oscar® nominations for the short animated films Sunday, by Patrick Doyon, and Wild Life, by Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby. This marked the 8th time in the NFB’s history that the institution received a double nomination in the same category.

Most of our nominated and winning films are available for free in our online Screening Room at NFB.ca.

The Danish Poet  
  • Academy Award® for Best Animated Short Film

The Danish Poet

Ryan  
  • Academy Award® for Best Animated Short Film

Ryan

Bob's Birthday  
  • Academy Award® for Best Animated Short Film

Bob's Birthday

Flamenco at 5:15  
  • Academy Award® for Best Documentary (Short Subject)

Flamenco at 5:15

If You Love This Planet  
  • Academy Award® for Best Documentary (Short Subject)

If You Love This Planet

Every Child  
  • Academy Award® for Best Animated Short Film

Every Child

Special Delivery  
  • Academy Award® for Best Animated Short Film

Special Delivery

The Sand Castle  
  • Academy Award® for Best Animated Short Film

The Sand Castle

I'll Find a Way  
  • Academy Award® for Best Live Action Short Film

I'll Find a Way

Neighbours  
  • Academy Award® for Best Documentary (Short Subject)

Neighbours

Churchill's Island  
  • Academy Award® for Best Documentary (Short Subject)

Churchill's Island