Calling All Humans! CanFilmDay is Back on April 17, Featuring Films that A.I. Could Never Make

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TORONTO January 31, 2024National Canadian Film Day (CanFilmDay) will be back on April 17, with a Spotlight on Canadian movies that are so unique, joyous, quirky, and, well…human, that they couldn’t have been dreamt up by even the most sophisticated Artificial Intelligence. The 2024 programming spotlight – Films That A.I. Could Never Make – proves that no algorithm can replace the passion, soul, and personal vision at the heart of these 50 incredible films made by Canadian humans for Canadian humans. And you get to choose! See the full list at

We are honoured to announce that Canada’s Governor General, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, is returning as the Honorary Patron of this year’s National Canadian Film Day. An address from Her Excellency will precede CanFilmDay screenings.

Once again, hundreds of screening partners across the country will host free in-person events in communities big and small. The major broadcasters and streaming services are also joining the fun with Canadian films to enjoy at home.

As usual, there will be a wealth of programming for all audiences:

• Screenings at film festivals, cinemas, libraries, community centres, schools, friendship centres, retirement residences, art galleries, military bases and more

• Events for new Canadians and English-language learners

• Events around the world in partnership with Global Affairs Canada

• Our annual livestream for 15,000+ high school students

• A wealth of great Canadian films to watch from home, thanks to our many broadcast and streaming partners

• And much more – so look out for more announcements in the coming weeks

If you’d like to host a free event for your community, visit and sign up today.

Visit for more information in the lead-up to April 17. You can also find us on Facebook, TikTok and Instagram: @CanFilmDay and #CanFilmDay.

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REEL CANADA is a charitable organization that promotes the diversity of Canadian film and its power to spark important conversations about what it means to be Canadian. Through our core programmes — Our Films in Our Schools, Welcome to Canada, Reel Opportunities, and National Canadian Film Day (CanFilmDay) — REEL CANADA has reached millions of students, new Canadians, and general audience members.

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