Special Events

Join us for a host of special events, both online and in-person, in celebration of National Canadian Film Day!

Check back regularly. New events and details are being updated every day.

Celebrating Indigenous Voices: In Conversation with Danis Goulet and Tracey Deer

An insightful livestream discussion with award-winning filmmakers Danis Goulet (Cree/Métis) and Tracey Deer (Mohawk), hosted by Adam Garnet Jones (Cree/Métis).

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In Conversation With Alanis Obomsawin and Jeff Barnaby

An intimate conversation with filmmakers Alanis Obomsawin (Abenaki) and Jeff Barnaby (Mi’kmaw) presented in-person at the opening of the new Alanis Obomsawin Theatre at the National Film Board of Canada in Montreal.

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A Tribute to Jean-Marc Vallée

An international tribute to the life and legacy of the award-winning Quebecois filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée, with special screenings and reflections on his career.

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Welcome to Canada Screening

Enjoy a virtual screening of The Grizzlies for New Canadians and English-language learners, and a livestream Q&A with one of the stars, Anna Lambe (Inuk). Presented in partnership with the Institute for Canadian Citizenship.

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Network of Independent Canadian Exhibitors (NICE)

Dozens of independent theatres across the country will be hosting special screenings of Night Raiders, Beans and C.R.A.Z.Y. featuring exclusive Q&As with special guests.

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A Tribute to Ivan Reitman

A fond look back at the exceptional career of filmmaker Ivan Reitman, featuring an extended Q&A recorded as part of last year’s NCFD with cast members from his beloved classic Meatballs.

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L'Inhumain Ontario Premiere

The Ontario premiere of Jason Brennan’s feature film L’Inhumain, one of the first French-language Indigenous genre films of its kind, in Ottawa with the Canadian Film Institute.

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Vancouver International Film Festival

VIFF is programming an exciting lineup of events, including screenings of Forgotten Warriors, L’inhumain, and Big Giant Wave with special guest appearances from filmmakers Loretta Todd, Jason Brennan, and Marie-Julie Dallaire.

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RCtv Livestream for Schools

Over 10,000 students across the country are joining a livestream discussion of Indigenous-made thriller Night Raiders, with special guests from the film.

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International Screenings

It’s also International Canadian Film Day, with over 50 screenings in 36 countries around the world!

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Maurice Goes South

Coastal Carolina University has put together an amazing lineup of Canadian features, and will be hosting filmmaker and actor Q&As, along with a special visit from Maurice the Moose!

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Make Any Event Special

You can make any screening a special event using our online party kit full of printable goodies, games, photobooth props and more. Don’t forget to use #CanFilmDay to show us what you’re up to. 

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