For the 14th consecutive year, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is committed to the growth and impact of francophone culture across the country by taking part in the Rendez-vous de la Francophonie (RVF) celebrations. This year, the partnership between the NFB and the RVF allows the presentation of 310 free screenings in 82 Canadian cities!
Four programs of documentary and animated films are presented to all audiences at a venue near you:
Identities in Dialogue (ages 13+)
Program 1 includes Luc Bourdon's documentary "La part du diable (The Devil’s Share)" as well as Scott Parker's short film "Au beau milieu de la plaine (The Grasslands Project) – Les Fransaskois".
Powerful Animated Voices (ages 12+)
Program 2 includes 8 recent and award-winning author animation short films that have toured the world.
Tales from Here for Tots (ages 4+)
Program 3 includes 7 short films inspired by Indigenous stories and legends.
Animals Who (Almost) Always Get the Last Word (ages 6+)
Program 4 includes 5 animated and fictional short films where animals teach us life lessons.
If you did not had a chance to watch any of the NFB's programs during the 2019 RVF, it's always time to discover them!
Even if you still have a few days left to go in a venue near you, the NFB also offers you the chance to view online high-quality and creative projects.
Indeed, simply visit the NFB.ca site to discover a special selection of films drawn from the NFB's rich collection illustrating the vitality and diversity of the Canadian Francophonie. In the Espace Francophonie, a selection of films regarding La Francophonie across the country celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Official Languages Act.
You can also visit the NFB section of RVF.ca. Click on the hyperlinks of the films or trailers you want to watch and that’s it, you are ready!
The NFB is Canada's public producer of award-winning creative documentaries, auteur animation, interactive stories and participatory experiences. NFB producers are embedded in communities across the country, from St John's to Vancouver, working with talented creators on innovative and socially relevant projects.
*** Main image comes from Torill Kove's animated film Rubans (Threads).