Today, April 20th is National Canadian Film Day (NCFD), an annual event held in communities all across the country to celebrate Canada through Canadian film.
How do partake in the celebration you ask? You can do any of the following:
Attend a screening in your community: Check out the list of NCFD events and attend a screening in your community.
I am aware of a FREE screening of David Cronenberg’s Scanners tonight at the Royal Cinema. Also in my ‘hood, Sellers and Newel is screening two classic Canadian horror films Terror Train and Deranged, for FREE as well. The Revue Cinema is doing a Tribute to Don Owen tonight also. These are some of over 350 events across every province and territory!
Tell your friends about National Canadian Film Day: Help start the conversation about Canadian film.
Promote the day: Share posts like this one on social media, post Canadian film tittles you love to help spread the word about National Canadian Film Day.
Some of my personal favourite Canadian films are:
Videodrome (Dir. David Cronenberg)
When Night Is Falling (Dir. Patricia Rozema)
Stories We Tell (Dir. Sarah Polley)
Rhymes for Young Ghouls (Dir. Jeff Barnaby)
Canada Vignettes: Log Driver’s Waltz
National Canadian Film Day is presented by REEL CANADA and supported by Cineplex, CBC and a host of film festivals, movie clubs, schools, broadcasters and industry organizations.