16:00 EDT – Entretien avec le réalisateur de La course des tuques, Benoît Godbout
Nous concluons notre programme familial par une entrevue en direct avec Benoît Godbout, réalisateur du grand succès animé La course des tuques (Racetime!). Cette entrevue sera entièrement en français, et si vous voulez poser une question, tweetez-la en utilisant #CanFilmDay ou envoyez-la par courriel à email@example.com.
16:20 EDT – Entretien avec le compositeur de la bande sonore de La guerre des tuques 3D, Éloi Painchaud
Une autre surprise pour conclure notre programme familial! Nous présentons un entretien en direct avec Éloi Painchaud, co-compositeur (avec sa femme Jorane) du film animé à succès La guerre des tuques 3D. Cette entrevue sera entièrement en français, et si vous voulez poser une question, tweetez-la en utilisant #CanFilmDay ou envoyez-la par courriel à firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’ve designed special family-friendly programming for NCFD to make sure that everyone – including young students who are learning remotely, and families at home with kids — can take part in this annual celebration of Canadian film!
We’re putting the finishing touches on a package of activities designed for kids and families to do at home in isolation, celebrating NCFD along with the rest of the country. Since they’re based on our in-school lesson plans, they’re both educational and fun! Sign up here to be notified when these are ready.
Print off a few pages from our colouring book of scenes from great Canadian films, and share your artwork with us: @CanFilmDay. The best ones might be featured on our family livestream.
Livestream activities for kids and families
Tune in to our Facebook Live for a day of family-friendly programming, suitable for ages 4 to 11. Every hour on the hour, we’ll host a 10-15 minute activity for kids (which you can watch any time afterwards as well). Each activity will be tied to Canadian Film and will be both fun and educational!
11:00 AM EDT – Oh Canada! Geography Activity
Watch an animated version of our national anthem and hear our family programming host Mehdi Cayenne talk about Canadian geography and symbols. Then send us photos of “your Canadian landscape” (the view from your window) and “your Canadian symbols” (the things that mean “Canada” or “home” to you). We’ll share them on our FB page!
We’ve curated a special list of films for younger viewers that are available through a variety of free and subscription streaming services on NCFD. Which one will you watch?
12:00 PM EDT – Story Time: The Log Driver’s Waltz with Jennifer Phelan
Author Jennifer Phelan will read the Canadian classic, The Log Driver’s Waltz, which she illustrated. After the story, stay with us to watch the NFB’s classic animated short film version, in which Kate and Anna McGarrigle lend their voices to the iconic song.
1:00 PM EDT – Arts and Crafts: Mask Making Time
Our host Mehdi will teach you how to make and decorate moose and beaver face masks out of everyday items you have at home! Send us your photos and we will feature them on our social media channels. The best ones might even make an appearance on our evening livestream, CanFilmDay Live.
2:00 PM EDT – Earth Day Special, featuring Canadian Short Films
Watch a curated programme of Earth Day-themed shorts appropriate for all ages, then stay for a discussion about how to acknowledge and celebrate Earth Day while you are social distancing.
3:00 PM EDT – Bilingual Singalong! The Cat Came Back
Our family programming host Mehdi Cayenne will lead the nation in a bilingual singalong of the classic earworm, The Cat Came Back / Le chat colla. Stick around to watch the Oscar-nominated NFB animated film version too!