About National Canadian Film Day

National Canadian Film Day (CanFilmDay) is a massive, coast-to-coast-to-coast salute to Canadian cinema!

Launched in 2014, CanFilmDay has brought together hundreds of thousands of Canadians, to celebrate our stories and the incredible achievements of our filmmakers.

Whether you host a screening or attend one, watch from the comfort of your home or join the party on social media, CanFilmDay is your day to feel connected to our cultures and shared values.

What is National Canadian Film Day?

CanFilmDay is a massive, one-day, coast-to-coast-to-coast celebration of Canadian cinema!

2022 National Canadian film day

Our first CanFilmDay to feature in-person gatherings since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic was a resounding success. Canadians are a resilient bunch who found ways to celebrate safely across the country and around the world.

191 films. 1290 events. 44 countries. 50+ special guests. 65,000 event attendees. 2.5 million at-home viewers.

National Canadian Film Day is Presented by


Uniting our nation through film.

Territory Acknowledgement

REEL CANADA’s offices are located on the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, which is also the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Huron Wendat nations. This territory is subject to the Dish With One Spoon Covenant, a sacred agreement between the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Anishinaabe, and allied nations to peaceably share and care for the land and waters of the Great Lakes regions.

REEL CANADA also conducts activities and presents programming across Canada. We acknowledge the treaty lands and traditional territories of Indigenous nations across the country. We acknowledge that the relationship between these Indigenous nations and their lands has existed since time immemorial and is ongoing. We make these acknowledgments as a sign of respect, in the spirit of reconciliation, and in recognition of Indigenous sovereignty.