Celebrate National Canadian Film Day across the country and online on April 20
National Canadian Film Day is April 20, and there are so many amazing films and filmmakers to celebrate, with so many ways to get involved this year, either by watching a film or listening to some of the country’s best directors.
Reel Canada has partnered with imagineNATIVE and the NFB for the ninth edition of their programming with over 1,000 events across the country, including in-person screenings.
The full schedule of events can be found at canfilmday.caand this year’s events focus on Celebrating Indigenous Voices.
Highlights include a conversation with filmmakers Alanis Obomsawin (Abenaki) and Jeff Barnaby (Mi’qmaw) presented in person at the opening of the new Théâtre Alanis Obomsawin at the National Film Board of Canada in Montreal.
In Toronto and streaming online, APTN and CBC will present a conversation with award-winning filmmakers Danis Goulet (Cree/Métis), Tracey Deer (Mohawk), hosted by Adam Garnet Jones (Cree/Métis).
Cinefranco in Toronto and VIFF in Vancouver will present a tribute to the late filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée in partnership with MediaFilm, with screenings of MAD in 20 cities and all over the world. High school students from across the country will also participate in live-streamed events with Danis Goulet night raiders and star Brooklyn Letexier-Hart (Cree/Métis).
And there are many more. Visit the website for all the details, to stream some of the events, and to find your local showings.
The Governor General of Canada, Her Excellency the Right Honorable Mary Simon, is the honorary patron of this year’s National Canadian Film Day.
Telefilm Canada celebrates movie-loving Canadians with its #MovieMemory initiative. They’re asking Canadians to share one of their favorite movie experiences for a chance to be featured in an upcoming promotion.
From April 20 to May 25, 2022, Canadians can submit their idea, whether written, audio or video, and one idea will be selected to be turned into a campaign to air this fall. For all the details, visit moviememory.ca.
great chainThe Fuse, Heart & Home and Vault channels will air classic Canadian comedies and dramas, heartwarming romances and jaw-dropping horror films all day long on National Canadian Film Day.
A few of the featured films include The Stone Angel, The Lesser Blessed, The Path of the Heart, Jasmine Roadand Of the vinefor don’t say his nameand Cabin connection. Browse the full range on their website.
Hollywood sequel will also present a range of Indigenous and Canadian filmsincluding Grave Around Her, Rhymes For Young Ghouls, Victoria Dayand Wet buttocks.
And of course, you can stream many movies online.
Gem of Radio-Canada has lots of amazing aboriginal and canadian films including Angakusajaujuq – The apprentice shaman, The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open, Saint-Narcisse, Cafe de Flore, Goon, Porcupine Lake, Firecrackers, Closet Monsterand the spectacular Little Giants.
netflix has a list of Canadian Movies and TV Shows for options ranging from Enemy, The F-word, Fires, Grizzlies, Monstersand children’s movies like snow weather.
Browse some of The GATE highlights from our interviews and Canadian film reviews, and watch some of our best canadian movie interviews on youtube.
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