An Inuit hunter travels by snowmobile across the frozen sea. Photo taken from Stories from Our Land – Nippaq, a documentary short directed by Qajaaq Ellsworth in 2011.


The NFB Film Club gives public libraries the opportunity to offer their patrons free screenings of films from the NFB’s rich collection. In each Film Club program, you’ll find films for both adults and children: new releases exploring hot topics, timely and thought-provoking documentaries, award-winning animation, and a few timeless classics as well.

The NFB Film Club offers free memberships to all Canadian public libraries.

Joining the NFB Film Club is easy; all you need to do is host one or more free screenings.

STEP 1: Decide which film(s) you’re interested in from the available titles, which can be found by clicking on the NFB Film Club page.

STEP 2: Send your selection(s) by e-mail to and include your screening date(s), time(s), and location(s).

STEP 3: You’ll receive DVDs in the mail or a link via e-mail to download the films. To help you promote your screening, you’ll have access to our media space to retrieve the files of the promotional materials available for each film (images, posters, one-sheets, etc.). As the films in our collection are bound by public-performance copyright restrictions, admission to these screenings must be free of charge, and DVDs must be returned to me by regular mail after your screening. In exchange, all we ask is that you keep us in the loop and send us the total audience attendance numbers following your event.

A collaborative initiative, the Film Club works with libraries to make the NFB’s rich film collection accessible to communities across the country. Participation in the Film Club can help you connect with your community in new ways, increase your circulation, attract regular patrons and entice new members to come to film screenings.


Florence François, Programming Agent
514-914-9253 |