National Canadian Film Day today – where to watch a film

By Alexandra Heilbron on April 17, 2024 | Leave a Comment

National Canadian Film DayIt’s National Canadian Film Day today — April 17, 2024. Presented by Reel Canada, the annual event celebrates films made in Canada by offering free screenings and special events across the country, with over 1,000 showings of Canadian films.

The 2024 programming spotlights “films that A.I. could never make, reaffirming that no algorithm can embody the essence, or conjure the creativity inherent in a Canadian film,” according to a press release from Reel Canada.

Some of the beloved Canadian films that will be screening include I Like Movies, A Bear Named Winnie, Mr. Dressup: The Magic of Make-Believe, Wildhood, Ru, Blackberry, Starbuck and Ghostkeeper, to name a few.

Cineplex is providing theaters across Canada for showings, while other screenings will take place at local libraries, art centres, and independent theaters. To find local screenings near you, click here.

Click here to find out information about all the special events, and click here for a full list of special guests, including Jayne Eastwood, Jay Baruchel, Frances Fisher, Philippe Falardeau, Emily Hampshire, Spencer MacPherson, Don McKellar, Humane director Caitlin Cronenberg and director Tracey Deer (Beans).

Click here to find out which Canadian films are available on your favorite screeners, such as Netflix, MUBI, Apple TV+ and CBC Gem, and click here for a list of which films you can watch on broadcast television.

Let us know in the comments section below which film you want to see, or which film you watched and enjoyed! ~Alexandra Heilbron

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