National Film Board

As a public film producer and distributor, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) creates social-issue documentaries, auteur animation and interactive works that provide Canada and the world with a unique Canadian perspective.

We are a federal cultural agency within the portfolio of the Canadian Heritage Department.

We are in the process of moving our services and information to Canada.ca.

Our current National Film Board website will remain available until the move to Canada.ca is complete.

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Our services and information

Watch NFB films

More than 2,500 National Film Board of Canada productions are accessible via the NFB’s online Screening Room, NFB.ca. NFB works are also available in libraries across the country through the NFB Film Club, at various special events, and in several theatres.

Browse the vast collection of 13,000 NFB films

The National Film Board of Canada film collection now contains more than 13,000 titles. This unique selection of documentaries, interactive productions, animation and more captures over 75 years of Canadian history.

Produce films with the NFB

For those interested in directing or co-producing a film with the NFB, this link provides information on the various opportunities for collaboration and on the application process. In addition, the following link will take you to a page that lists current and developing NFB projects.

Discover the NFB’s online educational platform, CAMPUS

Through CAMPUS, educators have an immense bank of innovative teaching resources at their fingertips. Our study guides, playlists and sharing features allow teachers to easily tailor lesson plans to their students’ needs.

Browse the NFB stock footage collection

Spanning from the beginnings of cinema to “born-digital” HD, our extensive collection contains a wealth of content from around the globe. Our masters, which capture over a century of history, are impeccably preserved, allowing for custom transfers at up to 4K resolution.

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The online Screening Room, NFB.ca

Allows Canadian and international web users to stream hundreds of NFB films.

Production studios

The NFB has 10 production studios across the country.

Online educational resources

Find study guides, films grouped by theme, and sharing features tailored for educational programs across Canada.

Corporate information

Claude Joli-Coeur

Government Film Commissioner and Chairperson of the National Film Board.

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