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


Canada’s public film producer and distributor, the National Film Board of Canada creates social-issue documentaries, auteur animation, alternative drama and digital content that provide 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 creative filmmakers, digital media creators and co-producers in every region of Canada, with Aboriginal and culturally diverse communities, as well as partners around the world.

NFB productions are accessible to Canadians in both official languages, in every region. Our online Screening Room provides free, instant access to NFB productions for Canadians wherever they live. Our works are also featured on television, in theatres, at public libraries and at community-based screenings across the country. Millions of Canadian students benefit from our productions each year; the National Film Board has been a trusted supplier to schools for generations.

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 advances in form and content in documentary, animation and cross-platform 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 2,000 NFB productions can be streamed online, at the Screening Room 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.

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