National Canadian Film Day: April 22

On April 22, NCFD will unite Canadians in a celebration of our cinematic culture, moving to an all-online physical distancing edition.

#CanFilmDay Live, an interactive livestream broadcast on April 22, from 6–10 PM EST, will feature engaging, interactive activities and conversations with filmmakers and other industry professionals. Confirmed guests include Atom Egoyan, Colm Feore, Mina Shum, Philippe Falardeau, Megan Follows, Yannick Bisson, Vinay Virmani, Emily Hampshire, Peter Keleghan, Mary Young Leckie, Don McKellar, and more.

There will be also be great Canadian films on CBC, CBC Gem, Encore+, Netflix, Hollywood Suite, Crave, the NFB and the many others. Our curated list of 20+20 films will give you a boost or ground you in reality — whichever you feel you need most. In the days to come, we will be posting a detailed schedule for the livestream as well as family-friendly activities, and a toolkit to help you organize your own “Canadian film watch party”.

We believe that Canadians are hungry for an opportunity to be part of something larger, and especially something Canadian. It’s a chance to come together and give each other a big virtual hug. We’ve been thrilled by the warm response our plans have received from filmmakers and community partners alike.

Let’s keep each other company,

— REEL CANADA