National Film Board

The NFB at the Rendez-vous de la Francophonie – a mature partnership

To honour the 25th anniversary of the Rendez-vous de la Francophonie (RVF) and capitalize on a rich and long-standing partnership celebrating francophone culture, the NFB will offer RVF programming for the 18th straight year. Since the start of the alliance, the NFB has never missed an edition of this cultural phenomenon, to which the Dialogue Foundation invites Canadians every year from March 1 to 31.

The event

  • Free screenings of works celebrating the Francophonie
  • Rich and varied programming based on a unifying theme chosen each year by the RVF
  • Films that entertain, inform, and provoke discussion
  • Works that highlight various facets of francophone identity
  • At some editions: interactive productions for phones, tablets, and computers
  • In-person and online screenings
  • Documentaries and animated films for all ages, from toddlers to grandparents
  • Major celebrations for the RVF’s 25th anniversary in 2023
  • A captivating program of new releases and classics that audiences love to watch over and over


  • A highly anticipated event in the Francophonie
  • Hundreds of screenings from March 1 to 31
  • Significant participation in schools
  • Increasing federal-government interest in offering French-language activities to anglophone staff
  • Screenings in every province and territory
  • Screenings in schools, retirement homes, museums, associations serving new arrivals, Francophonie associations, cultural organizations, government offices, libraries across the country, colleges, and universitiesà


  • A collection of over 14,000 works
  • Over 5,500 works available online
  • Supporting the development of Canada’s Francophonie – an important NFB mandate
  • Year-round webpage dedicated to the Francophonie: espace francophonie
  • The Québec, Canadian Francophonie and Acadian Documentary Studio produces many films each year and distributes them across Canada and abroad to showcase Canada’s Francophonie
J’aime les patates (I Love Potatoes)
2. The Tradition of Innovation at the NFB

The NFB has been innovating since its very beginnings in 1939. Today, the organization carries on this tradition by combining disciplines in new ways and assembling creative teams that find fresh approaches to storytelling. The interactive story Plus loin que loin (Far Away From Far Away) is inspired by the childhood of visionary Zita Cobb. J’aime les patates (I Love Potatoes) is an adventure game that introduces social innovation and sustainable economy issues to kids.