Through its Film Club, the National Film Board of Canada is a privileged partner of public libraries across the country.
This winter, the NFB is presenting both classics and new releases in four programs for general audiences and one for children.
To mark International Women’s Day, March 8, the NFB will be presenting screenings of the animated short An Artist. In Michèle Cournoyer’s An Artist, a girl demonstrates her gift for music.
Also on offer this winter is a program featuring the short films The Visitor, directed by David Barlow-Krelina as part of the Hothouse 8 program for emerging animators; and Islet, Nicolas Brault’s whimsical animated ode to the Arctic.
Libraries that screen Islet will be entered into a draw to win the 24-film box set Unikkausivut: Sharing Our Stories, valued at $899.
Children will love the varied program of five animated films that the NFB has curated for them. It includes HA’Aki by Iriz Pääbo, Sainte Barbe by Claude Barras and Cédric Louis, Christopher, Please Clean Up Your Room! by Vincent Gauthier, Glasses by Brian Duchscherer and the new release Big Mouth by Andrea Dorfman.
For more information on the NFB Film Club, call Marianne Di Domenico at (514) 283‑8953 or visit m.didomenico(at)-onf.ca.