Free NFB Screenings

Complementary web programming 10 Films you can watch online


If you’re a film buff, this message is for you!

We are pleased to confirm that over 220 screenings of NFB films will take place from March 2 to 22, 2017, across Canada’s provinces and territories. This was made possible thanks to the many organizations – public, academic, private, etc. – that took us up on our offer by organizing screenings in their communities and throughout the country. A big THANK YOU to all of them!

One of these screenings is sure to be taking place near you. It’s easy to find out: check the Rendez-vous de la Francophonie calendar , where the NFB has its own category!

Who doesn’t like getting together to chat, debate and have a good laugh after a movie? Bring along your family, friends and neighbours, and be sure to spread the word! The more of you there are, the more you’ll enjoy the screenings you attend. With two general programs and a program for children, there’s something for everyone.

  • Program 1 for general audiences, comprising Le sort de l’Amérique (The Fate of America) preceded by Canada Vignettes: National Edition, marks the 150th anniversary of Confederation by taking us back to the roots of our common history with a humorous reminder of how Canada was created.

  • Program 2, also for general audiences, features Le goût des belvas (Bittersweet Blues), a film that takes a perceptive look at family heritage, including the French language in its various forms. La dernière clé (The Last Key), the latest film from the Tremplin competition, is also on the program. It demonstrates that the passion that drives us, no matter what it might be, transcends and unites all cultures.

  • Program 3, for the young and young at heart, ages 8 to 99, pays tribute to acclaimed director of children’s films André Melançon with two of his classics: Le Violon de Gaston and Les Tacots.

And we haven’t forgotten our online audiences. Our team is developing complementary web programming for the occasion that will be accessible at beginning March 2. That means you can benefit twice from our film offer: at a public screening and online.

Meanwhile, check out our Espace francophonie, where you’ll find films that pay homage to Canada’s Francophonie. Enjoy them for the first time or watch them again!

Together, let’s shine the spotlight on French language and culture!

Diane Hétu
Officer, Partnerships
In charge of the NFB tour