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
- The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open – directed by Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers (NSI IndigiDocs program manager and director advisor), produced by Tyler Hagan (NSI programs advisor), produced by Lori Lozinski (NSI Art of Business Management – Indigenous Edition program advisor)
- Fire Song – written and directed by Adam Garnet Jones (Featuring Aboriginal Stories Program, NSI Storytellers, NSI Diverse TV Director) and Laura Milliken (Featuring Aboriginal Stories Program)
- The Curse of Willow Song – written, directed and produced by Karen Lam (NSI Drama Prize, NSI Totally Television)
- Goon – directed by Michael Dowse (NSI Drama Prize)
- The Grand Seduction – written by Michael Dowse
- Heater – executively produced by Ritchard Findlay (NSI Drama Prize)
- How To Be Deadly – produced by Mary Sexton (NSI Features First)
- 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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