Celebrate National Canadian Film Day on April 21 with free Canadian films streaming all day

National Canadian Film Day

Happy National Canadian Film Day!

Stories have the power to change the world, and on April 21 – National Canadian Film Day – we want to celebrate the unforgettable Canadian stories that inspire and change the world around us.

National Canadian Film Day (NCFD) is an annual celebration of Canadian cinema. It gives Canadians the opportunity, whether in person or virtually, to celebrate the achievements of filmmakers across the country. There are many Canadian films available for free all day, along with virtual events and premieres. Below is a small selection.

A selection of alumni films available through film festivals


  • Goon – directed by Michael Dowse (NSI Drama Prize)
  • Heater – executively produced by Ritchard Findlay (NSI Drama Prize)
  • James vs. His Future Self – written and directed by Jeremy LaLonde produced by Jordan Walker (both NSI Totally Television)
  • Wexford Plaza – produced by Harry Cherniak (NSI Features First)

Drive-in screening, ticket purchase required

Tune in on April 21 to have access to all these films and many more for free! Streaming platforms such as CBC Gem and Crave TV have curated their own film lineups which also include work from many alumni. See what’s on offer from all the NCFD broadcast partners and streaming platforms.

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