NFB films corresponding to the TDSRC 2024 theme

The National Film Board (NFB) has compiled some short films inspired by this year’s TD Summer Reading Club theme.

Compilation title: What Shines Up There? (57 minutes)

Observation (from the series North Star – 16 minutes)

The Moon Changes (1 minute)

What Does It Feel Like? (from the series NFB Space School: Health – 3 minutes)

Lift Off (1 minute)

Extracting Resources (from the series NFB Space School: Astrogeology – 4 minutes)

Invasion of the Space Lobsters (6 minutes)

Comet (12 minutes)

Arctic Song (6 minutes)

Return (from the series NFB Space School: The Hadfield Journey – 5 minutes)

Moon Man (3 minutes)

(See list of films in French )

Requesting the films

Simply request the compilation by writing to

You will receive the link for the MP4 file for the compilation, as well for each separate film.

While we encourage the use of the MP4, you can also request a DVD or Blu-ray with the entire compilation.

A few simple steps

  1. Please specify the date, time and location of your screening(s) in your email to
  2. The NFB will provide you with additional promotional materials, images and resources if these have been created for the film(s) chosen. This material can help you promote the film(s) and start a conversation after the screening if you wish.
  3. When you receive the films via WeTransfer, please download and test them to ensure compatibility with your equipment.
  4. To promote your event, please include the NFB logo, a link to or a description indicating that the compilation is a selection offered by the NFB.
  5. After each screening (or on a weekly or monthly basis), please send the total number of spectators to This number may be approximate.
  6. Downloaded MP4 files must be deleted after the event. The NFB is committed to respecting copyright restrictions and, by extension, the work of the artists, technicians and professionals who participated in these productions. All DVDs and Blu-ray discs must be returned to the NFB by mail or destroyed if you are unable to return them.

If you would like to keep a film in your library’s collection, you can purchase it by contacting customer service at

For more information and to obtain the films for your activities this summer, please contact:

Julia Dawson


National Film Board of Canada 438-459-5843

*Your library cannot use online streaming from for in-person screenings as it would violate the rights related to the productions. However, you could stream films by subscribing to Campus, the NFB’s online media portal for education.