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Act of Dishonour

Act of Dishonour

Set in the northern region of Afghanistan, this feature drama tells the story of a young bride-to-be who strays from local customs after befriending an Afghan-Canadian translator. Part lament against ...

Nelofer Pazira
2009 | 1 h 30 min
Adrenaline Bach

Adrenaline Bach

Adrenaline Bach is a visually stunning short film that features Tim Sellars, a triathlon athlete who trains among the forests, ridges and mists of Canada’s boreal mountains. A meditation ...

Marten Berkman
2007 | 6 min
Alchemists

Alchemists

This short animation is a visual fantasy, a gripping tale that is "larger-than-life" in its themes: life, death and rebirth; creation and destruction; permanence and impermanence, spontaneity and control. Bold ...

Heidi Blomkvist
1991 | 11 min
Alegria

Alegria

Filmed without comment, this study of guitar-making says as much about the maker, Fred Anders, as about the instrument. There is a feeling here, the feeling of a man at ...

Jacques Leduc
1973 | 28 min
Alphée of the Stars

Alphée of the Stars

Directed by Hugo Latulippe and co-produced by Esperamos and the NFB, this documentary follows the filmmaker’s daughter, Alphée. She has a rare genetic condition called Smith-Lemli-Opitz disorder, for which ...

Hugo Latulippe
2012 | 1 h 22 min
Alphée of the Stars (Short Version)

Alphée of the Stars (Short Version)

Alphée has a rare genetic disorder that hampers her development. Yet she continues to defy medical expectations. When her parents intuitively reject the idea of placing her in a specialized ...

Hugo Latulippe
2013 | 52 min
Alter Egos

Alter Egos

In this award-winning animation-documentary, we meet two unusual artists. Ryan Larkin was once a brilliant filmmaker who ended up on the streets in Montreal. Chris Landreth is a rising star ...

Laurence Green
2004 | 52 min
The Amina Profile

The Amina Profile

Part love story, part international thriller, and a gripping chronicle of an unprecedented media and sociological hoax, this feature documentary travels from San Francisco and Washington to Istanbul, Tel Aviv ...

Sophie Deraspe
2015 | 1 h 25 min
The Amina Profile (Short Version)

The Amina Profile (Short Version)

Amina Arraf, a pretty Syrian-American revolutionary who’s having an online affair with Montrealer Sandra Bagaria, launches the provocatively named blog A Gay Girl in Damascus. As the Syrian uprising gains ...

Sophie Deraspe
2015 | 52 min
Anatomy

Anatomy

A white room. The aging bodies of actors Gilles Pelletier and Françoise Graton testify to a love that has triumphed over time and engage in a captivating dialogue of desire ...

Patrick Bossé
2013 | 8 min
Angry Inuk

Angry Inuk

In her award-winning documentary, director Alethea Arnaquq-Baril joins a new tech-savvy generation of Inuit as they campaign to challenge long-established perceptions of seal hunting. Armed with social media and their ...

Alethea Arnaquq-Baril
2016 | 1 h 22 min
Animal Behaviour

Animal Behaviour

The NFB's 75th Oscar®-nomination (Animated Short Film).

Dealing with what comes naturally isn’t easy, especially for animals. In Animal Behaviour, the latest animated short from the Oscar ...

Alison Snowden & David Fine
2018 | 14 min
Animate Everything!

Animate Everything!

Spaceships soar into space. Dots dance on a page. Rocks and twigs transform into expressive faces. Kids can easily create this kind of magic themselves, and all they require are ...

2010 | 15 min
Antagonia

Antagonia

This short animation film takes place in a topsy-turvy land of ice, water and sky. What does the penguin think about on the barren ice floes? How can a cataclysm ...

Nicolas Brault
2002 | 8 min
Antarctica: The Journey to the End of the Earth

Antarctica: The Journey to the End of the Earth

Antarctica. “Terra Australis Incognita,” or unknown southern land. This is the harshest and coldest place on the planet. There are no bustling cities or green forests here, no large rivers ...

Artem Gordina
2016 | 51 min
The Apollo of Gaza

The Apollo of Gaza

In 2013, an ancient statue of Apollo was found in the waters off Gaza—before disappearing under mysterious circumstances. Is it the work of forgers, or a gift from the ...

Nicolas Wadimoff
2018 | 1 h 18 min
The Apology

The Apology

The Apology follows the personal journeys of three former “comfort women” who were among the 200,000 girls and young women kidnapped and forced into military sexual slavery by the ...

Tiffany Hsiung
2016 | 1 h 44 min
The Apprentice

The Apprentice

In this animated short from Richard Condie (The Big Snit), an old fool meets a young fool at a crossroads in the 14th century. The old fool stays behind while ...

Richard Condie
1991 | 9 min
Aquasnazz

Aquasnazz

This short film is a marvellous example of extreme animation. Jacob Bauming shows us a whirling dervish of sensory overload, with a tenuous connection to snazzy “aquatics,” using them as ...

Jacob Bauming
2003 | 1 min
An Aqueous Solution

An Aqueous Solution

This short animation is bleak and apparently grim, but it is an assertive statement on self-determination and the fundamental need for both dark and light. This is the first professional ...

Jo Meuris
2003 | 1 min
Arctic Circle - Episode One: On Thin Ice

Arctic Circle - Episode One: On Thin Ice

Climate change is hitting the Arctic harder and faster than any other region on Earth. Although the North may seem remote from the population centres of the world, sensitive ecosystems ...

Wally LongulAtsushi Nishida & Takashi Shibasaki
2009 | 41 min
Arctic Circle - Episode Two: Battle for the Pole

Arctic Circle - Episode Two: Battle for the Pole

Climate change is hitting the Arctic harder and faster than anywhere else. This is where sensitive ecosystems are being altered by global warming the most. Shot in HD, in some ...

Wally LongulTakashi ShibasakiYoichiro Yamamoto & Atsushi Nishida
2009 | 39 min
Around Is Around

Around Is Around

The second of the two 3-D films--the first is Now Is the Time--commissioned by the British Film Institute to Norman McLaren for the Festival of Britain. It photographs moving ...

Norman McLaren
1951 | 7 min
The Artisans

The Artisans

“We’re beautiful, the whole gang. We’re special,” says Jean of the 15-odd employees at The Artisan—a workshop employing people with intellectual disabilities. Jean is the self-described “handyman ...

Daniel Léger
2018 | 51 min
An Artist

An Artist

In this short animation, a girl is so carried away by her love of music that she forgets about her household chores. Her father tells her to finish the dishes ...

Michèle Cournoyer
1994 | 5 min
As the Crow Flies

As the Crow Flies

As the Crow Flies follows a group of the top young Royal Canadian Air Cadets as they undergo seven weeks at an elite flight-training camp to get their pilot’s ...

Tess Girard
2016 | 1 h 34 min
Assembly

Assembly

This experimental short animation is inspired by the NFB's Studio D (1975-1994), a production department aimed at creating filmmaking opportunities for women in Canada. Featuring a rhythmic soundscape and ...

Jenn Strom
2012 | 4 min
Assholes - A Theory

Assholes - A Theory

Some grapple with the challenge of treating other human beings decently. Others are just… assholes, claims Professor Aaron James in his New York Times bestselling book, Assholes: A Theory. This ...

John Walker
2018 | 1 h 21 min
Asthma Tech

Asthma Tech

In this animated short, young Winston, who suffers from chronic asthma, isn’t able to participate in the everyday activities of his peers and classmates. He copes with the predicament ...

Jonathan Ng
2006 | 7 min
At the Beach

At the Beach

In this short documentary, burn victims get to enjoy a family day at the beach thanks to an outing organized by the Association des grands brûlés. Enduring the curious stares ...

Jeremy Peter Allen
2015 | 5 min
The Auctioneer

The Auctioneer

Dale Menzak is an auctioneer specializing in the sale of family farms. A man of few words when not auctioneering, he also works part-time as an undertaker. Set against a ...

Hans Olson
2012 | 57 min
Autism: The Road Back

Autism: The Road Back

Autism: The Road Back charts the personal journey of three families with children who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. It talks to parents, service providers, and experts in ...

Sharon Bartlett & Maria LeRose
2005 | 54 min
Avenue Zero

Avenue Zero

Human trafficking is a reality: Asian girls are enslaved in suburban massage parlors; domestic workers toil like slaves in suburban homes; girls in a Montreal subway station are lured into ...

Hélène Choquette
2009 | 52 min