Playlists

To help you navigate this site, we've invited experts and media personalities to make recommendations and provide their perspective on NFB films.

5 Shorts Project 5 Shorts Project 5 Shorts Project 5 Shorts Project

5 Shorts Project

  • Discover films from the very first edition of the 5 Shorts Project! This initiative, launched by the National Film Board ...
The Shortest Day The Shortest Day The Shortest Day The Shortest Day

The Shortest Day

  • The NFB joins the Shortest Day Short Film Celebration with this selection of ultra-short films for your viewing pleasure. Don ...
Welcome to Canada! Welcome to Canada! Welcome to Canada! Welcome to Canada!

Welcome to Canada!

  • The National Film Board of Canada is proud to help welcome you into the Canadian family! On this page, you ...
Annecy 2015: A Woman's Touch Annecy 2015: A Woman's Touch Annecy 2015: A Woman's Touch Annecy 2015: A Woman's Touch

Annecy 2015: A Woman's Touch

  • I love these films. I could invent a unifying thread that binds them together but I love them because they ...
The Role of the English Community in Quebec The Role of the English Community in Quebec The Role of the English Community in Quebec The Role of the English Community in Quebec

The Role of the English Community in Quebec

  • This playlist features some of the most important NFB films about Montreal’s English-speaking community. From documentaries on the history ...
René Jodoin (1920-2015) René Jodoin (1920-2015) René Jodoin (1920-2015) René Jodoin (1920-2015)

René Jodoin (1920-2015)

  • It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of NFB pioneer animator René Jodoin on January 22 ...
The NFB celebrates pinscreen animation The NFB celebrates pinscreen animation The NFB celebrates pinscreen animation The NFB celebrates pinscreen animation

The NFB celebrates pinscreen animation

  • Did you know that the National Film Board currently owns the world’s only working pinscreen? The pinscreen is a ...
LGBTQ Films Playlist LGBTQ Films Playlist LGBTQ Films Playlist LGBTQ Films Playlist

LGBTQ Films Playlist

  • The National Film Board of Canada is proud to make films from its rich LGBTQ collection available for streaming and ...
Our Food Systems—Are You Hungry for Change? Our Food Systems—Are You Hungry for Change? Our Food Systems—Are You Hungry for Change? Our Food Systems—Are You Hungry for Change?

Our Food Systems—Are You Hungry for Change?

  • A Virtual Classroom with David Suzuki and friends, co-hosted by the NFB, DSF and Humber College The National Film Board ...
Maurice Blackburn Maurice Blackburn Maurice Blackburn Maurice Blackburn

Maurice Blackburn

  • In 2014, the centennial of the birth of composer and sound designer Maurice Blackburn will provide an opportunity to celebrate ...
International Holocaust Remembrance Day International Holocaust Remembrance Day International Holocaust Remembrance Day International Holocaust Remembrance Day

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

  • This playlist compiles a selection of valuable learning resources, including several NFB films and sources provided by Citizenship and Immigration ...

Tapped Out: Our Right to Safe and Healthy Water Tapped Out: Our Right to Safe and Healthy Water Tapped Out: Our Right to Safe and Healthy Water Tapped Out: Our Right to Safe and Healthy Water

Tapped Out: Our Right to Safe and Healthy Water

  • Speak up for your right to a healthy environment! The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and the David Suzuki ...

Speak Up Speak Up Speak Up Speak Up

Speak Up

  • Although life in society is by nature a collective experience, stellar ideas often spring from inspired individuals. Indeed, we owe ...
Tremplin Program - Winners Tremplin Program - Winners Tremplin Program - Winners Tremplin Program - Winners

Tremplin Program - Winners

  • This selection brings together the films made by the winners of the National Film Board of Canada's Tremplin program ...
Learning Through Empathy - Secondary and Postsecondary Learning Through Empathy - Secondary and Postsecondary Learning Through Empathy - Secondary and Postsecondary Learning Through Empathy - Secondary and Postsecondary

Learning Through Empathy - Secondary and Postsecondary

  • Empathy—the ability to understand and share the feelings of another—is a vital skill for students navigating the diversity ...
Learning Through Empathy - Elementary Learning Through Empathy - Elementary Learning Through Empathy - Elementary Learning Through Empathy - Elementary

Learning Through Empathy - Elementary

  • This playlist offers elementary school teachers unique Canadian resources that will help students explore, discuss, and ultimately express empathy, an ...
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Bill Mason: Beyond the wild, beyond the paddle Bill Mason: Beyond the wild, beyond the paddle Bill Mason: Beyond the wild, beyond the paddle Bill Mason: Beyond the wild, beyond the paddle

Bill Mason: Beyond the wild, beyond the paddle

  • I never met Bill Mason in person. He left the National Film Board shortly after ...b
  • A selection by Albert Ohayon
10 great films from the last decade that you may not have seen 10 great films from the last decade that you may not have seen 10 great films from the last decade that you may not have seen 10 great films from the last decade that you may not have seen

10 great films from the last decade that you may not have seen

  • With the first decade of this century coming to an end, many people have decided ...b
  • A selection by Albert Ohayon
The 1950s: Television and the Move to Montreal The 1950s: Television and the Move to Montreal The 1950s: Television and the Move to Montreal The 1950s: Television and the Move to Montreal

The 1950s: Television and the Move to Montreal

  • The National Film Board was affected by two major factors in the 1950s. The first ...b
  • A selection by Albert Ohayon
Canada’s Diverse Cultures Canada’s Diverse Cultures Canada’s Diverse Cultures Canada’s Diverse Cultures

Canada’s Diverse Cultures

  • The first films on cultural communities in Canada were made at the NFB in the ...b
  • A selection by Albert Ohayon
The 1960s: An Explosion of Creativity The 1960s: An Explosion of Creativity The 1960s: An Explosion of Creativity The 1960s: An Explosion of Creativity

The 1960s: An Explosion of Creativity

  • The 1960s was a period of great change at the National Film Board (NFB). Filmmakers ...b
  • A selection by Albert Ohayon
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World War I Armistice World War I Armistice World War I Armistice World War I Armistice

World War I Armistice

  • On November 11, 1918, the war to end all wars finally came to an end. To commemorate Remembrance Day and ...
Stop-Motion Animation Workshop Stop-Motion Animation Workshop Stop-Motion Animation Workshop Stop-Motion Animation Workshop

Stop-Motion Animation Workshop

  • Learn to animate—one frame at a time Experience the National Film Board of Canada’s stop-motion animation workshop online ...
How Do They...? How Do They...? How Do They...? How Do They...?

How Do They...?

  • Everybody loves a good "how-to" film. Here we've assembled a selection of short films demonstrating how to do everything ...
Winter Across Canada Winter Across Canada Winter Across Canada Winter Across Canada

Winter Across Canada

  • To those who live elsewhere, winter in Canada means one thing - snow. But to Canadians, winter isn't so easily ...

10 Films by Influential Women 10 Films by Influential Women 10 Films by Influential Women 10 Films by Influential Women

10 Films by Influential Women

Winter Sports Movies Winter Sports Movies Winter Sports Movies Winter Sports Movies

Winter Sports Movies

  • From hockey, to tobogganing and skiing, and back to hockey again, here are some films to get you into the ...
Anti-racism films Anti-racism films Anti-racism films Anti-racism films

Anti-racism films

  • This playlist features films that confront racism. They are a small selection of films from the NFB collection that look ...
Nature and Wildlife Nature and Wildlife Nature and Wildlife Nature and Wildlife

Nature and Wildlife

  • Animals, both wild and domestic, are endlessly fascinating. They amuse us, educate us, often tug at our heart strings and ...
Canada's Got Treasures! Canada's Got Treasures! Canada's Got Treasures! Canada's Got Treasures!

Canada's Got Treasures!

Fun films about science and technology Fun films about science and technology Fun films about science and technology Fun films about science and technology

Fun films about science and technology

  • In honour of National Science and Technology Week, the NFB invites you to celebrate with over 100 organizations and thousands ...

Hockey Movies Hockey Movies Hockey Movies Hockey Movies

Hockey Movies

  • Hockey and Canada are a natural fit. Hockey is the quintessential winter sport, and while we're fond of saying ...
Comedy films Comedy films Comedy films Comedy films

Comedy films

  • Included amongst our collection of documentaries and auteur animations lies a small treasure trove of intensely funny films. These rare ...
The NFB and Fogo Island, Newfoundland: A continuing story The NFB and Fogo Island, Newfoundland: A continuing story The NFB and Fogo Island, Newfoundland: A continuing story The NFB and Fogo Island, Newfoundland: A continuing story

The NFB and Fogo Island, Newfoundland: A continuing story

Canada Day Canada Day Canada Day Canada Day

Canada Day

  • In honour of the holiday, we've put together a selection of films that reflect and honour our great country ...