NFB films for the TD SRC 2022
February 28, 2022
The National Film Board (NFB) has compiled a list of films suitable for the 2022 TD Summer Reading Club (TDSRC) Once Upon a Time; Myths and Legends theme.
There are two modes of access to present these NFB films:
- Online streaming: Request links to the films listed below. You can share these with your patrons, for example through social media and on your library’s website. You can also use the links to hold virtual public screenings.
- In-person screenings*: Request a DVD, Blu-ray disc or MP4 file. All the films listed will be presented as one program on the same disc or MP4 file.
Legends, superheroes and adventures (65 minutes)
- “Sleeping Betty” (9 minutes)
- “Asthma Tech” (7 minutes)
- “Waseteg” (6 minutes)
- “Big Drive” (9 minutes)
- “Maq and the Spirit of the Woods” (8 minutes)
- “Bonifacio in Summertime” (26 minutes)
(See list of films in French.)
If you hold public screenings, please ensure you follow all local COVID-19 health guidelines in place this summer.
Steps to access the films:
1. Decide how you want to present the films, online or in person. Email your choice(s) to Florence François (firstname.lastname@example.org), programming agent at the NFB.
Indicate the date, time and location of the public screening(s) in your email, or specify if the films will be offered online to your users throughout the summer. Since the films are subject to restrictions on public performance rights, admission to all public screenings and online access must be free.
2. Upon receiving the films, test them to ensure they work with your software and equipment.
3. In addition to your usual promotional efforts, consider promoting the films and your screenings in these ways:
- NFB events page: When you provide the date of a public screening, the NFB will promote your screening on their events page. You can use this event page listing to advertise your screening by including the link on your website or social media pages.
- Electronic press kit: For some titles, the NFB can provide you with the electronic press kit, which contains additional images and information including a trailer, synopsis, biography of the filmmaker, and credits. This can help you promote the film or start a discussion after the screening, if desired.
- Social media: If, to advertise your screening, you create an event page on Facebook, simply add the NFB as a co-organizer. The NFB will be able to make your event known to their social media subscribers. You can enrich your event page with images, excerpts and descriptions from the film's electronic press kit.
Please consider recognizing the contribution of the NFB in all of your promotions by including the logo, link to the website, or a byline indicating the film is provided by the National Film Board of Canada.
4. After each public screening (or every week/month), send the total audience numbers to email@example.com. Approximate counts are acceptable.
5. After the screening or after the summer, all DVDs and Blu-ray discs must be returned to the NFB by post or destroyed (if unable to return). Downloaded electronic movie files must also be deleted. The NFB is committed to complying with these restrictions on copyright and, in doing so, to respecting the work of the artists, technicians and professionals who have contributed to these productions.
If you would like to keep a film in your library’s collection, you can purchase it by contacting customer service at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information and to obtain the films for your activities this summer, please contact:
National Film Board of Canada
*Your library cannot use online streaming for in-person screenings. It would violate the rights related to the productions. However, you could do so by subscribing to Campus, the NFB’s online media portal for education.