National Film Board of Canada Movie Trailers

Most Popular National Film Board of Canada Trailers

Total trailers found: 121

Rock the Boat Trailer (1944)

31 December 1944

An illustration of a traditional French Canadian song in the form of progressing cutouts and still pictures.

Free Fall Trailer (1964)

01 January 1964

An experimental film from Arthur Lipsett, Free Fall is an assortment of film trimmings assembled to make a wry comment on humankind in today’s world.

Lawn and Order Trailer (1994)

01 January 1994

Journeying through cities, suburbs, plains and deserts, Lawn and Order is a fun, hilarious and touching documentary which reveals the zany and obsessive fascination North Americans have with their front yard.

The Sex of the Stars Trailer (1993)

26 May 1993

Every child who has lost a parent early in life (whether due to death or the separations of divorce or for any other reason) longs to see that parent again.

The Forbidden Room Trailer (2015)

07 October 2015

A submarine crew, a feared pack of forest bandits, a famous surgeon, and a battalion of child soldiers all get more than they bargained for as they wend their way toward progressive ideas on life and love.

The Man Who Planted Trees Trailer (1987)

13 May 1987

This film tells the story of a shepherd who repairs the ruined ecosystem of a secluded valley by singlehandedly cultivating a forest over a thirty year period.

For the Ones to Come Trailer (1963)

04 August 1963

At the instigation of the filmmakers, the young men of the Ile-aux-Coudres in the middle of the St-Lawrence River try as a memorial to their ancestors to revive the fishing of the belugas interrupted in 1924.

The Sand Castle Trailer (1977)

31 December 1977

On a sandy desert, a man made of sand constructs other sand creatures to help make a beautiful sand castle for themselves.

Opening Speech Trailer (1961)

01 January 1961

Norman McLaren attempts to give the opening speech for the first Montreal International Film Festival, but his microphone won't cooperate.

The Persistent Peddler Trailer (1988)

02 July 1988

Featuring a salesman and a consumer, this animated short is a humorous study of the patterns that define buyer-seller relationships.

The Snowshoers Trailer (1958)

01 January 1958

This short documentary records the celebration and ritual surrounding a snowshoe competition in Sherbrooke in the late 1950s.

The Merry World of Leopold Z Trailer (1965)

01 January 1965

A worker, called in a hurry to remove the snow in the city street, try to buy his remaining gifts in the tumult of Christmas eve without quitting his work.

Matusalem Trailer (1993)

17 December 1993

Fleeing from some other children who want to beat him, Olivier meets the ghost of a Pirate who every hundred years tries to find a parchment.

Wrestling Trailer (1961)

01 January 1961

A candid-camera view of professional wrestling as seen in the Montréal Forum, where some of the biggest bouts are staged, and in back-street wrestling parlours where the warriors practice their art.

The End of Pinky Trailer (2013)

11 September 2013

Claire Blanchet directs this visually stunning stereoscopic animation, adapted from Heather O’Neills eponymous slice of Montreal noir.

Forbidden Love: The Unashamed Stories of Lesbian Lives Trailer (1992)

17 September 1992

Ten women, most of them in Vancouver or Toronto, talk about being lesbian in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s: discovering the pulp fiction of the day about women in love, their own first affairs, the pain of breaking up, frequenting gay bars, facing police raids, men's responses, and the etiquette of butch and femme roles.

Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life Trailer (2010)

02 March 2010

Jennie the terrier has everything a dog could ever wish for, but still feels that something is missing.

The Times That Are Trailer (1967)

12 August 1967

Four years after Pour la suite du monde (1963), director Pierre Perrault asks Alexis Tremblay if he'll agree to travel with his wife Marie to the country of their ancestors, France.

The Plant Trailer (1983)

01 January 1983

A man brings a small plant into his home and cares for it.

Cotton Mill, Treadmill Trailer (1976)

13 October 1976

Director Denys Arcand made an inquiry on textile industry in Quebec, meeting employers and workers of that industry.

A Little Fellow from Gambo: The Joey Smallwood Story Trailer (1970)

01 January 1970

This feature-length documentary paints a lively portrait of Father of Confederation and first premier of Newfoundland Joseph Roberts Smallwood, or "Joey," as he is known to most Canadians.

The Ernie Game Trailer (1968)

14 November 1968

Ernie Turner is released from a mental hospital and evicted from his apartment. Alienated and indifferent to life, he meets Donna, a beautiful young woman while wandering down the street.

Project Grizzly Trailer (1997)

03 October 1997

Documentary about the lifelong project of Troy Hurtubise, a man who has been obsessed with researching the Canadian grizzly bear up close, ever since surviving an early encounter with such a bear.

Variations on Ah! Vous dirai-je, maman Trailer (1985)

01 January 1985

In this short animation a single room is the setting for a lyrical dance through time about family roots.

Down North Trailer (1958)

01 January 1958

A report on sub-Arctic developments in the 1.3 million square km District of Mackenzie. In communities such as Hay River, Yellowknife and Port Radium modern technology and methods of winter transport opened up new possibilities in mining, lumbering, and other industries, and new opportunities for the Inuit and Indian populations.

Final Offer Trailer (1985)

26 November 1985

The filmmakers were given remarkable freedom to record the historic 1984 contract negotiations between the United Auto Workers and General Motors Corporation.

La Salla Trailer (1996)

07 September 1996

A tale of a man who has everything he needs in his one little room, and the disasters that befall him when he succumbs to the temptation of the world outside his door.

The Apprentice Trailer (1991)

01 October 1991

Medieval times. A jester is heading to the castle, but can't help running into a fruit tree in his path.

The Apology Trailer (2016)

30 April 2016

The Apology explores the lives of former "comfort women", the more than 200,000 girls forced into sexual slavery during World War II.

Michaëlle Jean: A Woman of Purpose Trailer (2016)

21 April 2016

In 2005, Michaëlle Jean became the Governor General of Canada. A social activist, global citizen, and black woman, she would redefine the possibilities of that office.

Hunger Trailer (1974)

01 October 1974

In this animated short, director Peter Foldès depicts one man’s descent into greed and gluttony. Rapidly dissolving and ever-evolving images create a contrast between abundance and want.

Sexy Laundry Trailer (2015)

19 June 2015

How can the flames of desire be rekindled after 25 years of married life? Izabela Plucinska’s erot

21-87 Trailer (1963)

24 April 1963

"21-87 is a 1963 Canadian abstract film created by Arthur Lipsett that lasts 9 minutes and 33 seconds.

Paradise Trailer (1985)

01 January 1985

An Oscar-nominates short from 1985 by Ishu Patel, which raises the question - which is preferable, a beautiful gilded cage, or your freedom?

Hollow Land Trailer (2013)

10 June 2013

In this evocative film about the eternal human search for home, Berta and Solomon arrive in a land that promises respite from their many journeys.

Ted Baryluk's Grocery Trailer (1982)

30 September 1982

Ukrainian-Canadian Ted Baryluk's grocery store has been a fixture in Winnipeg's North End for over 20 years.

Mabel Trailer (2016)

01 January 2016

Feisty, fiercely independent and firmly rooted in place, 90 year-old Mabel Robinson broke barriers back in the 40s when she became the first woman in Hubbards, Nova Scotia, to launch her own business—a hairdressing salon where she still provides shampoo-n-sets over 70 years later.

Cat Meets Dog Trailer (2015)

19 March 2015

An anthropomorphic cat and dog, their images divided over 4 panels, receive an invitation for a romantic rendez­vous.

Zea Trailer (1981)

01 January 1981

A superb visual trick that will mystify its audience, this animated film transforms the commonplace into magic.

A Day in Forillon Trailer (1978)

01 January 1978

This short film illustrates a day in the life at Forillon National Park. Situated on the Gaspé peninsula in Quebec, the park offers spectacular views of sea, mountain and forest.

Epilogue Trailer (1971)

01 January 1971

This film employs a multi-image technique to contrast scenes of natural grandeur--mountains, forests, and wildflowers filmed in Canada's national parks--with images of the polluted rivers and countryside that result from the heedless exploitation of the environment.

Give Me Your Soul... Trailer (2000)

16 June 2000

A snapshot of the porn industry in the San Fernando Valley focusing on a handful of people: Luke Ford, a reporter who breaks the industry's gentlemen's agreement and writes about actors who have HIV/AIDS; Kimberley Jade, a veteran actress who contracts AIDS; Katie June, who arrives in Los Angeles from the South, going on 20, with dreams of becoming a porn star and with her mother's approval; Jim South, who runs a talent agency; and, William Margold, an aging factotum.

Hi-Ho Mistahey! Trailer (2013)

07 September 2013

Alanis Obomsawin tells the story of Shannen’s Dream, a national campaign to provide equitable access to education for First Nations children, in safe and suitable schools.

Last Chance Trailer (2012)

01 January 2012

Up there in the mountains Trailer (1946)

01 January 1946

In Là-haut sur ces montagnes, Mclaren used for the first time a chain-of-mixes (chiaroscuro) on a pastel-drawn landscape.

St. Henri, the 26th of August Trailer (2011)

01 January 2011

On August 26th, 2010, fourteen filmmakers followed multiple stories in the Montreal neighbourhood of St-Henri.

The End of Time Trailer (2012)

03 August 2012

Explores our perception of time.

Men for Sale Trailer (2008)

30 September 2008

An intimate and unflinching look over 12 months at the hardscrabble lives of hustlers in downtown Montreal.

Dirt Trailer (2008)

31 May 2008

This feature documentary is an exploration of the concept of dirt and impurity. From the slums of Kolkata to Vancouver's Downtown Eastside to a barbeque joint in Central Texas, Dirt digs deep into the webs of meaning and feeling attached to that deceptively simple 4-letter word.

Night Zoo Trailer (1987)

01 May 1987

Marcel (Gilles Maheu) emerges from prison in hopes of a reconciliation with his dying father Albert (Roger Le Bel) in this thrilling crime drama.

Frank the Wrabbit Trailer (1998)

01 January 1998

In this animated short, Frank proves he’s no ordinary rabbit. He's a highly intelligent "wrabbit" with a philosophical world view that affords him great comfort.

Flawed Trailer (2011)

23 August 2011

Flawed is nothing less than a beautiful gift from Andrea Dorfman's vivid imagination, a charming little film about very big ideas.

Strange Invaders Trailer (2002)

01 January 2002

Roger and Doris are a childless couple who get more than they bargained for when a strange child appears at their door one day.

For Angela Trailer (1994)

01 January 1994

A young Native child struggles with her identity.

View from the Summit Trailer (2002)

01 January 2002

This feature documentary takes us back to April 20, 2001, as Quebec City prepares to host the 3-day Summit of the Americas.

Qallunaat! Trailer (2007)

30 October 2007

Qallunaat! Why White People are Funny is an irreverent look at Western Civilization through Inuit eyes.

A Sigh and a Wish: Helen Creighton's Maritimes Trailer (2001)

01 January 2001

A Sigh and a Wish tells the story of pioneer folklorist Helen Creighton and of the enduring appeal of her remarkable collections of song and story.

Around Perception Trailer (1968)

01 January 1968

An early experiment in employing computers to animate film. The result is a dazzling vibration of geometric forms in vivid color, an effect achieved by varying the speed at which alternate colors change, so producing optical illusions.

Drux Flux Trailer (2008)

01 January 2008

Comprised of fast-flowing images showing modern people crushed by industry.

Spare Change Trailer (2008)

01 October 2008

This animation short by Ryan Larkin recounts some “comical experiences” Larkin had during his many years as a panhandler in Montreal.