THE NFB IN LIBRARIES gives public libraries the opportunity to offer their patrons free screenings of recent productions from the NFB’s collection.



Annual Program 2023-2024 newsletters


THE NFB IN LIBRARIES is an opportunity for you to:

– bring today’s NFB to your patrons

– be informed about new releases

– select handpicked titles

– select recent interactive productions, animated films, and documentaries

– create events in partnership with the NFB (post-screening discussions with filmmakers, producers, or local organizations; other film-related activities at the library or online; screenings organized outside the library building, in the community, etc.)


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View our suggestions for the upcoming months,



How do I organize a virtual or in-person screening for my library patrons?

STEP 1. Choose the film(s) that you would like to show from the list of titles that appear on the newsletters or the  Annual program.* Please allow for 5 business days to treat your request.

STEP 2. Send your selections by e-mail to and include the date, time and location of the screening. We supply an electronic file (.mp4) of the film for screenings at your library (a projection-quality DVD can be requested, in cases where accessibility may be an issue).

STEP 3. Prior to your event, use your screening equipment to test the film format delivered to you.

STEP 4. After the screening: send us the audience stats by e-mail to

*If you wish to program titles other than those suggested, you can publish links to the films on your own platforms or make suggestions by directing your users to the viewing space. Free public screening licenses for these titles will no longer be issued.

Starting January 1, 2023, the NFB will prioritize newer films for public screenings because the filmmakers who have worked on them for years, along with the production and distribution teams, want them to be seen by Canadian audiences. These titles are selected for their quality and relevance, but also based on topics of interest to libraries. They are definitely worth seeking out!



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