National Film Board of Canada

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This product can be used to show videos in class, provided no entry fee is charged.

For better results viewing streaming video on campus, please use the wired connection in classrooms and labs (instead of campus wifi).

Summary:
Thousands of documentaries, animations, and alternative dramas produced by the National Film Board of Canada.
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Description:

This product provides access to the majority of National Film Board of Canada produced videos, plus the option to acquire copies of the rest.

The videos can be searched by keyword or browsed by title, director, channel (e.g. "Get Animated" or "Classics"), playlist (e.g. "Understanding Mental Health in Youth and Adults", general subjects (e.g. "History - Canada" or "Families"), or school subjects (requires login: see below).

In addition to the freely available resources, there about approximately 500 films labeled "CAMPUS" available through our subscription only. Laurier faculty, students and staff must be on campus, signed in with your library card (when off-campus), or signed into your free personal NFB.ca account (with Wilfrid Laurier University selected as their member institution) to access them. Having your own NFB.ca account allows you to create playlists and use chapter clips. These "Campus" films are available only to subscribers such as Laurier and include descriptions written by Canadian educators, and can be searched by grade and subject area. There are also Educator's Guides and other education resources.

Subjects covered:
  • Canadian Studies
  • Digital Media and Journalism
  • Film Studies
  • French
  • History
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Interdisciplinary
  • North American Studies
  • Women and Gender Studies
  • Youth and Children's Studies
Alternate titles:
  • NFB Online Screening Room
  • NFB.ca
  • ONF
  • Office national du film du Canada