Les Rendez-vous de la Francophonie

The NFB has been taking part in the annual Rendez-vous de la Francophonie (RVF) since 2006. The RVF is one of the major cultural events held in conjunction with International Francophonie Day, which is celebrated every year on March 20. The NFB participates in the RVF by offering community groups, organizations, schools and institutions free in-person or online screenings of NFB-curated film programs throughout the month of March.

The tremendous richness and diverse makeup of the Canadian Francophonie are vital facets of communities across the country, and promoting the French language from coast to coast remains one of the NFB’s key commitments.

How do I organize a virtual or in-person screening? 

Step 1. Choose one or more of the programs in the current year’s offer. To view the programs available, please click here.

Step 2. Fill out the request form [link to request form] and e-mail it to rvf@nfb.ca. We can supply an electronic file (.mp4 or .mov) or ship a physical copy (projection-quality DVD or Blu-ray) for screenings in your library. For virtual screenings, we can provide a hyperlink.

Step 3. Organize your advertising for the event—promote the screening(s) in your networks.

Step 4. Prior to your event, use your screening equipment to test the film format delivered to you (digitally or by mail). 

Step 5. Please make note of the number of people who attend each library or virtual screening. This assists us in tracking the outreach of NFB films. You may estimate the number if you can’t give us an exact figure.



The NFB at Les Rendez-Vous de la Francophonie 2021


Don’t forget: you can watch French films on L’espace francophonie all year long at ONF.ca.

For more information about Les Rendez-vous de la Francophonie (RVF), visit the official RVF website.


Registration Form

Registration form for nfb screenings at the rendez-vous de la francophonie 2021. Please complete this form and return it no later than January 31, 2021, by e-mail to rvf@nfb.ca or by fax to 514-841-3500.


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