Starting today, short-film buffs can discover the newest and best NFB-produced documentary and animated shorts, on demand, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on their computer screens, mobile devices, tablets or smart TVs. The first selection contains 14 recent NFB films that were highly acclaimed at festival screenings, five of which are available online for the first time.
Subscribers will enjoy the online premieres of Michèle Cournoyer’s Soif (Unité Centrale/NFB), Cordell Barker’s If I Was God… (NFB), Claude Cloutier’s Carface (NFB), and Sarah Van Den Boom’s In Deep Waters (Papy 3D/NFB), all of which were screened at the prestigious Annecy International Animation Film Festival, where In Deep Waters received a special prize, plus Randall Okita’s The Weatherman and the Shadowboxer (NFB), which won an award at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), where it had its world premiere. Other great films will also be available, such as Bruce Alcock’s Impromptu (Global Mechanic Media/NFB), Chris Landreth’s Cristal d’Annecy winner, Subconscious Password (NFB, with the participation of the Seneca College Animation Arts Centre and Copperheart Entertainment), Félix Dufour-Laperrière’s The Day Is Listening (NFB), presented at the Rotterdam film festival, Mike Maryniuk’s Home Cooked Music (NFB), which premiered at Montreal’s Festival du nouveau cinéma and screened at Hot Docs, Hart Snider’s The Basketball Game (NFB), Andrea Dorfman’s Big Mouth (NFB), Jill Sharpe’s Bone Wind Fire (NFB), and the Annecy Festival award-winning No Fish Where to Go, by Nicola Lemay and Janice Nadeau (NFB), and Bus Story (NFB), by Tali.
Customers will be able to subscribe to the NFB Shorts page for $4.99 per month for unlimited viewing. Films will also be available for purchase à la carte, priced individually at $1.99 for a streaming rental or $3.99 for download-to-own. The selection will be expanded periodically, with three new films added every two weeks.
As a bonus, one of the newly added films will always be available for free streaming, so film fans can discover some of the best cinema Canada has to offer without paying a cent. The service is available in French and English.