If you’ve only ever watched movies at a theatre, at home, or at a friend’s place, it might be hard to picture just how far-reaching NCFD 150 promises to be. We’re bringing together Canadian communities and organizations of all kinds to hold over 1,700 screenings in all kinds of venues.
Of course we have screenings programmed in cinemas, in partnership with film festivals and other organizations across the country, but did you know NCFD 150 is also taking over our year-round high school programme, Our Films in Our Schools, for the day? Students nationwide can tune in online to RCtv, a live interactive webcast with special guests from some of our most popular films.
You might also find an NCFD 150 event happening at your local school, library, or community centre. We’ve got museums, art galleries, Boys and Girls Clubs, care centres, cafes and town & city halls from all over joining us to celebrate. Even embassies across the world are joining in, making National Canadian Film Day 150 an international affair.
One public library in Flin Flon, Manitoba is even pairing their Canadian film with a delicious chili cook-off, bringing new meaning to the phrase “dinner and a movie.”
And that’s not all! Many film choices have been tailored specifically to the venue presenting them.
Just to name a few: many Legion Halls and Canadian Forces bases will be screening two films highlighting Canada’s military history, PASSCHENDAELE and HYENA ROAD both directed by Paul Gross; the Alberta Aviation Museum is showing BILLY BISHOP GOES TO WAR; Refined Fool Brewing Co. in Sarnia is showing STRANGE BREW; and the Queer Alliance at Algoma University in Sault Ste. Marie will show the LGBT documentary MY PRAIRIE HOME.
Select screenings have been enhanced through partnerships with very special organizations: CBC Toronto will host a screening of BREAKAWAY for new Canadians, Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival & POV Magazine are celebrating the best Canadian documentaries, and Canadian film legend Atom Egoyan will join the Vancouver International Film Festival for a 20th anniversary showing of his modern classic THE SWEET HEREAFTER.
And there is so, so much more! Stay tuned to this blog for more updates about events happening all across the country.
No matter where you are, NCFD 150 will be there. Join the party by using our website to find a fun event near you.