We’re celebrating our talented filmmakers and stories on National Canadian Film Day (April 19). This massive 10th anniversary celebration offers an incredible list of in-person theatre screenings, films on screening platforms, and special events! Some are even free! A great opportunity to rewatch a favourite and discover titles that might be new to you! Over 1300 events are taking place across the country. There are also 120 events scheduled in 45 countries across the globe.

Beans - Tracey Deer - Indigenous filmmaker - Canadian Films

This year’s line up of incredible Canadian films is looking like a movie-lover’s buffet! Presented in 10 mouthwatering categories, here are just a few delectable titles we have on our must-see menu! 

Champagne and Caviar: critically acclaimed and award winning films including Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner, Away From Her, Water, The Red Violin and more.

Food for Thought: spotlighting films that changed our worldview including Anthropocene: The Human Epoch, Angry Anuk, The Boys of St. Vincent, Subjects of Desire, and more.

Jello Salads: if you’re looking for feel-good and funny films this category includes, Bon Cop Bad Cop, Goon, Love Sex and Eating Bones, Drink Water and more.

Spring Harvest: the titles are are coming of age movies for the young and young at heart. Films include Beans, Antigone, Scarborough, Wildhood, and more.

Canadian Films - Scarborough


The Urban Garden: settings are in Canada’s major cities in this films that’s great for exploring and feel like a local. Films including Black Cop, The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open, Meditation Park, and more.

Farm to Table: escape the city and get in with nature in this category. Films include First We Eat, Anne of Green Gables, Corner Gas The Movie, Still Mine, and more.

Butcher’s Choice: (betcha you could predict what this category was going to offer. If you love a creepy scary movie, this selection offers a selection of spine-chillers including Crimes of the Future, Les affamés (Ravenous),  The Changeling, Afflicted, and more.

Molecular Gastronomy: these are the weird and wonderful offbeat films that will satisfy curious types. Films include Maps to the Stars, I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing, The Twentieth Century, The Peanut Butter Solution, and more.

Dinner with a Celebrity: a super line up of films about real-life heroes or icons including Long Time Running, Maudie, A Bear Named Winnie, Thirty Two Films About Glenn Gould, Maurice Richard (The Rocket) and more.

Freshly Picked: most recent Canadian films worthy of checking out with titles including All My Puny Sorrows, I Like Movies, Brother, Peace By Chocolate, Black Ice, Rice Boy Sleeps, To Kill A Tiger, Rosie, Viking, and Au revoir le bonheur (Goodbye Happiness). 

You can browse the entire film collection here at www.canadafilmday.ca Films will be available on broadcast television, streaming platforms, and in theatres.

There are also a number of Special Events happening with guests in attendance. Full list of events can be found here. 

National Canadian Film Day