The National Film Board of Canada is reminding Canada of its vast library of films and short films available for free online during the age of social distancing. (Photo from Facebook) The National Film Board of Canada is reminding Canada of its vast library of films and short films available for free online during the age of social distancing. (Photo submitted)

Self-isolating? National Film Board of Canada has over 4,000 free films online

A wide range of documentaries, animated films and short films are on the NFB website

While most of the country’s movie theatres may be closed and the government is telling people to stay home due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is reminding Canadians of the 4,000 titles available for free on their website.

The NFB’s website nfb.ca offers a wide range of short and feature-length films. From animation and documentaries to fiction, there’s a little something for everyone, for free, on their site.

In fact, the NFB has added a few new films to the site this week including: 

The Great List of Everything, an animated webseries by comic book artists Cathon Boudreau and Iris Boudreau, as well as Francis Papillon.

Ramaillages (Gatherings), a documentary series by Moïse Marcoux-Chabot.

Stories Are in Our Bones, a documentary short by Janine Windolph.

Lucien’s Happiness, a documentary short by Nathalie Hébert.

The Artisans, a documentary feature by Daniel Léger.

The NFB frequently adds new movies to their roster and encourages Canadians to come back and check out their upcoming releases, which includes the documentary Where the Land Ends by Loïc Darses, and Ice Breakers, a documentary short by Sandi Rankaduwa.

The NFB is also taking part in this year’s International Festival of Films on Art, which is being presented online. Three of the NFB productions began being featured last night (March 18) and will be available through midnight on Sunday, March 29 via artfifa.com/en.



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