About National Canadian Film Day (NCFD)

You’ve come to the right place! NCFD is coming back on April 17, 2019 and registration will be open in late November, 2018. If you are interested in hosting a screening event, contact us at ncfd@reelcanada.ca or fill out our registration form. We are happy to answer any of your questions and to help you get involved.

Yes – although we will have a new programming spotlight and some new fun stuff in store, so keep checking back in the months to come. We’re encouraging all Canadians to embrace the spirit and mission of NCFD and help it take root in our national culture. We’re continuing to provide “do it yourself” toolkits and other resources to our partners, as well as helping them secure access to the films and more.

NCFD is National Canadian Film Day – a day for all Canadians to celebrate this great country and the achievements of our talented filmmakers by watching a great Canadian film.

How to Host a Screening

Our screening event confirmation deadline is Friday March 1, 2019! There is still plenty of time to sign up, and we will still do our best to provide you with everything you will need to make a great event happen.

We will be announcing our curated spotlight for the next edition of NCFD in late November, so don’t forget to check back here at that time for a list of films that we can help you get access to.


But don’t forget that Canadian films are as diverse as the nation itself. We encourage you to explore them all and get in touch with us for recommendations. We’re sure you’ll find something you love.

The first step is talking to one of our Outreach Coordinators and figuring out what you’d like to do and how we can help.

Contact us at ncfd@reelcanada.ca and get started.

We strongly encourage all events to be FREE, but if you are hosting a fundraiser or special event, we can talk you through some of the logistics of running a ticketed event. Get in touch and we can discuss all the options.

Choose a Film

Our spotlight theme and curated shortlist of films will be announced in November 2019. We hope (and believe) that you’ll find something on it that your audience will love. Securing the rights to screen the films on our shortlist and sending you copies of them is something we can guarantee. Of course, you are still free to choose any Canadian film that will suit your community, and we will do our best to help you secure the title you want. We can’t guarantee that we’ll be able to find any and every Canadian film that exists out there, but we’ll do our best and we will work with you to make sure you find something your audience will love. Feel free to talk to us about your programming needs, ideas and options — we’re here to help.

A Canadian film is film produced by Canadians – sometimes, this can be confusing, as Canada’s robust film industry does host film shoots from many other countries as well. If in doubt about whether a film is Canadian, just ask us!

NCFD is about movies! We want all Canadians to celebrate the diversity and quality of Canadian films, so we encourage our partners to show films wherever possible. There’s an enormous wealth of feature films and short films from this country and we’d be happy to help you find ones that you are excited to show.

After all, the F in NCFD stands for “Film”!

Support for Screening Partners

We encourage all our partners to host FREE screenings so that all Canadians have access to a great Canadian film on NCFD. If you do choose to host a FREE screening of a film (especially if you select the title from our curated shortlist), then we can help you cover various costs, including:

– The rights to screen the film(s)
– A copy of the film(s)
– A digital copy of the NCFD “pre-show” that all our partners are encouraged to show before their film(s)
– A “digital party kit” of online resources and marketing materials to help you promote your event, which can be found on our Screening Partner Resources page.
– Support from our team of coordinators who will talk you through the process of planning your event, and cheer you on!

To find out what we’re able to help with, get in touch.

We want to help all our partners find their audiences. There are various ways we can help, depending on the size, scope, location and film selections for your event. Our website will list all the screenings across every province and territory, and our team would be happy to talk with you about ways that you can plug into our existing social media promotions in order to boost your own event. We will also send you posters to put up at the venue and offer suggestions for promoting your event through local media (radio, newspapers, etc).

If you would like to speak to someone about promotional ideas for your event, email our team to get the conversation started.

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