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2016 Highlights

The 16th annual Canada's Top Ten Film Festival | January 13–26, 2017

Celebrating the best in Canadian cinema #SEETHENORTH
Click here for the full list of films and screenings.

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Prime Time in Ottawa – February 1-3, 2017
It’s the prime time to register! December 9 is the last day to take advantage of early bird pricing -- up to $300 off the regular rate. You’ll also be automatically entered into a draw to win an iPad Mini, courtesy of the Canadian Retransmission Collective. Join 600+ business leaders from the feature film, television, interactive media, broadcasting and telecommunications industries as we explore opportunities in the age of experimentation.

Mark your Calendar | National Canadian Film Day | April 19, 2017

National Canadian Film Day 150 - April 19, 2017

National Canadian Film Day (NCFD)
Go to the NCFD website >>

For information about National Canadian Film Day events, please call 416-642-5796 x214.
For general inquiries, give us a call at 416-642-5796 x215.

National Canadian Film Day is REEL CANADA’s annual day-long celebration of Canadian film, through screenings, events, panel discussions, and conversations (both on and offline) across the country. It’s a day to throw off the shackles of fear and insecurity, stand together with Canadians from coast to coast and pat ourselves on the back for something other than various ice-related sports and sports-related doughnut shops. (Not that we don’t love ice-related sports and doughnuts.) It’s a way for Canadians to come together around the great cinematic stories we tell one another in this cold, vast country.

It is a way to have some FUN!

The inaugural event on April 29, 2014, was a huge success. We held 70 public and invitational events in 44 communities, garnered over 100 impressions in national media (from the CBC to the Globe and Mail), became a trending topic on twitter and were recognized in the House of Commons.

This year was even bigger and better with more than 400 screenings held across the country in every province and territory. There were broadcast offerings from every major broadcaster, free online offerings from CBC, NFB, CFC and CFMDC and a great deal of media coverage from the likes of CTV, Global, CBC, etc., as well as print coverage across the the country. Not to mention trending on Twitter and a social media reach of over 20 million!

Join us on April 19, 2017 and celebrate Canada by watching a great Canadian film!

National Canadian Film Day is presented by REEL CANADA and supported – without apology – by CBC, Cineplex, Telefilm and a host of film festivals, movie clubs, schools, broadcasters and industry organizations.
Patrick Huard with Hon. Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Colm Feore and Vinay Virmani at #CanFilmDay @REELCANADA press conference.

Upcoming Awards, Festivals and Markets

Dec. 11 Critics’ Choice Awards, Santa Monica, California
Jan. 5-8 2017 International Consumer Electronics Show, Las Vegas, Nevada
Jan. 6 TFO's Les Tablettistes 2017, Ottawa, Ontario
Jan. 10 Toronto Film Critics’ Association Awards (TFCA), Toronto, Ontario
Jan. 11-14 Eurosonic Music Festival 2017, Nooderslag, The Netherlands
Jan. 13-15 30A Songwriters' Festival, South Walton, Florida
Jan. 17-18 Mobile Games Forum (MGF), London, England
Jan. 17-21 Contact Ontarois 2017, Ottawa, Ontario
Jan. 17-19 NATPE, Miami, Florida
Jan. 19-29 2017 Sundance Film Festival, Park City, Utah
Jan. 20-24 ALA-American Library Association Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits, Atlanta, Georgia
Jan. 23 2017 Maple Blues Awards, Toronto, Ontario
Jan. 23-26 2017 RealScreen Summit, Washington, DC
Jan. 25-Feb. 5 International Film Festival in Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Jan. 27-30 2017 American Booksellers Association - Winter Institute, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jan. 28 2017 Producers Guild Awards, Beverly Hills, California
Jan. 28 Digital Media at the Crossroads (“DM@X”): A Conference on the Future of Content in Digital Media, Toronto, Ontario

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