The NFB Interactive production team uses a tablet computer to show Robert Redford the interactive webdoc Bear 71 at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

Introduction

Canada’s public film producer and distributor, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) creates social-issue documentaries, auteur animation, and digital content, providing the world with a unique Canadian perspective. The NFB is expanding the vocabulary of 21st-century cinema and breaking new ground in form and content through community filmmaking projects, cross-platform media, programs for emerging filmmakers, stereoscopic animation, and more. It works in collaboration with filmmakers, digital media creators and co-producers in every region of Canada, with Aboriginal and culturally diverse communities, as well as with partners around the world.

NFB productions are accessible to Canadians everywhere, in both official languages. Our online Screening Room, NFB.ca, provides instant access to NFB productions and video on demand (VOD) channels showing the finest in Canadian and international independent feature films and point-of-view documentaries from around the world. In addition, our works are featured on television, in theatres, and at public libraries and community-based screenings across the country.

The NFB has also been a trusted supplier to schools for decades. Millions of Canadian students benefit from our productions each year through CAMPUS, our online educational portal.

The NFB is recognized the world over as one of the great cultural laboratories for innovation. Our artists and artisans continue to lead the way with creative advances in documentary and interactive media and to pioneer developments in digital and stereoscopic animation.

Since the NFB’s founding in 1939, it has created over 13,000 productions and won over 5,000 awards, including 8 Webbys, 14 Canadian Screen Awards, 12 Oscars and more than 90 Genies. Over 3,000 NFB productions can be streamed online at NFB.ca as well as via partnerships with the world’s leading video portals, while the NFB’s growing family of apps for smartphones, tablets and connected TV delivers the experience of cinema to Canadians everywhere.