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NFB Films

NFB Films

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Watch over 4000 films from Canada’s National Film Board free on your device.

3.3 Ratings 1K+ Reviews 100K+ Downloads

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Watch over 4000 films from Canada’s National Film Board free on your device.
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Ratings & Reviews

3.3
1.4K+ Ratings
  1. 5
    45%
  2. 4
    6%
  3. 3
    10%
  4. 2
    9%
  5. 1
    30%
  • Apr 11, 2020

    By miscellaneousdata email
    would like to have a switch-to full screen format on this one. i am watching on my phone and honestly it's better if it has this format for a better viewing experience. content-wise, it is simply amazing.
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  • Amazing Apr 21, 2015

    By Howlingman
    I can't believe more people don't know about this app. A great way to work you way through the NFBs catalog and there really is something for everyone. I especially love that you can DL films to watch off-line for 48 hrs (but those longer ones take a while to download). Only negative - wish there was a better way to navigate back thru the library after reading a film describe. Every time I do it kicks me back to the beginning of the list.
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  • Jun 12, 2020

    By Samsung Galaxy
    No full screen mode in landscape mode is ridiculous. 1080p is reduced to half on Android tablet. Whose idea was that?
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  • Subtle Gem Aug 24, 2015

    By Dr. Veritas
    I regret that it hadn't occurred too me to write this review before. I love the content variety. Something for every one I imagine. If you are sensitive you'll surely find something to offend you because it has films of many things and at times films with opposing points. My recommendation? Do like me and don't watch the items whose very titles offend you. The children's content is nice. For me, I love the simple films such as the "how to build an igloo". It was intriguing and I love to see the skill of two Inuit who slap together a nice dwelling in about 2 hours. A tool or two & you have shelter! Shows about an urban gardener. Shows depicting the life of the migrating Eskimo which life is now gone. Great to watch the old ways but I'm sure they are glad for a life of relatively greater comfort. Cree Hunters of Mistassinee (sp?), great. This review is way too long. Just get it. If you don't like it, I'll refund your ...wait it's free!
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  • Apr 26, 2020

    By Gurupkar Gill
    For anyone interested in Canadian history or films that document the Canadian experience, this corporation and app is a goldmine! Amazing content on here with a beautiful interface and easy-to-use streaming/chrome casting feature.
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  • Mar 25, 2019

    By Kevin William Walker
    It has been months and all this app is giving my Android Q6 is an unresponsive white screen, so as far as I am concerned it is useless. If it worked again I would give it ⭐⭐⭐⭐, and if it had "explore by general subject" like on the website ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐. Can't wait until that happens.
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  • Mar 25, 2019

    By Kris FumoKrievin
    Cannot login on the LG smart TV app to view rented content. It does not recognize my email address or password. No troubles logging onto website , though.
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  • Feb 6, 2019

    By Nigel Perry
    Was enjoying this, but app stopped working (blank white screen) a couple of updates ago. I had hoped this update would fix it.
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  • Mar 24, 2019

    By Trent Helms
    was great until it stopped working a month or so ago. now there's only a blank, white screen. disappointing.
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  • Nov 3, 2018

    By Todd Meyer
    The screen controls for forward, reverse stop, start do not work on my two Android 7.1 devices.
    more

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  • Subtle Gem Aug 24, 2015

    By Dr. Veritas
    I regret that it hadn't occurred too me to write this review before. I love the content variety. Something for every one I imagine. If you are sensitive you'll surely find something to offend you because it has films of many things and at times films with opposing points. My recommendation? Do like me and don't watch the items whose very titles offend you. The children's content is nice. For me, I love the simple films such as the "how to build an igloo". It was intriguing and I love to see the skill of two Inuit who slap together a nice dwelling in about 2 hours. A tool or two & you have shelter! Shows about an urban gardener. Shows depicting the life of the migrating Eskimo which life is now gone. Great to watch the old ways but I'm sure they are glad for a life of relatively greater comfort. Cree Hunters of Mistassinee (sp?), great. This review is way too long. Just get it. If you don't like it, I'll refund your ...wait it's free!
    more
  • Apr 26, 2020

    By Gurupkar Gill
    For anyone interested in Canadian history or films that document the Canadian experience, this corporation and app is a goldmine! Amazing content on here with a beautiful interface and easy-to-use streaming/chrome casting feature.
    more
  • Has some classic animation on it,then a lot of so so efforts Nov 8, 2011

    By Chiari language learner
    Some of the content is brilliant,the short Ryan was a groundbreaking computer animation about the addiction of the animator from Montreal(which ended up killing his career) when it first came out or Madame Tulti Pulti, an artful animation about a train. The rest is okay, still the concept of this project is pretty cool. I'm pretty familiar with Canadian film and they haven't been as successful as other places at creating an alternative filmmaking system. The problem is the lack of high quality content.
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  • Oct 25, 2018

    By A Google user
    Nice update and finally able to watch movies from start to finish without crashing, freezing, sudden exits, needless pauses...
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  • Thank you so much for updating the app! Oct 31, 2018

    By mmrmg
    I am someone in the US who loves NFB content. The old version of the app was clunky, buggy and crashed all the time. This new update is slick and everything works well! I can finally save and rewatch all my favorites again! Thank you so much for finally fixing this app.
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  • Amazing Apr 21, 2015

    By Howlingman
    I can't believe more people don't know about this app. A great way to work you way through the NFBs catalog and there really is something for everyone. I especially love that you can DL films to watch off-line for 48 hrs (but those longer ones take a while to download). Only negative - wish there was a better way to navigate back thru the library after reading a film describe. Every time I do it kicks me back to the beginning of the list.
    more
  • Love the selection, but search doesn't work Apr 19, 2016

    By joecab
    I absolutely love having all these great NFB selections available. My only nitpick is that the search function doesn't work well: I searched for both "The Sweater" and "The Cat Came Back" and neither one came up at the top of the search results; in fact, just saying "Sweater" works even though the title in the screen clearly says "The Sweater."
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  • Outstanding Collection Oct 14, 2014

    By Panegyrist
    My mother's family is Canadian, so perhaps I'm biased, but this is an incredible collection of NFB films. They range from educational documentaries to poetry and even investigational pieces. The quality is outstanding, both in terms of video delivery and content. Try it. Its free and fun. I gave four rather than five stars for occasional frustrating lag.
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  • Was great until last update!!!! Jul 1, 2013

    By EBEBEBEB
    This app was wonderful and brought lots of entertainment but now with the latest update, it crashes right out of the App EVERY TIME a movie is executed! PLEASE FIX for iPad users (old and new iPad generations). Thanks in advance.
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  • Incredible potential Jul 2, 2010

    By jordantate
    This application has an amazing amount of promise. Fantastic idea, still a little buggy, but the only app of it's kind.
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  • Apr 11, 2020

    By miscellaneousdata email
    would like to have a switch-to full screen format on this one. i am watching on my phone and honestly it's better if it has this format for a better viewing experience. content-wise, it is simply amazing.
    more
  • Jun 12, 2020

    By Samsung Galaxy
    No full screen mode in landscape mode is ridiculous. 1080p is reduced to half on Android tablet. Whose idea was that?
    more
  • Jun 1, 2020

    By Tiffany Claire
    I LOOOVE having access to so much canadian content, but I have this app on my chromebook and there isnt a rewind button. Is that normal?
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  • OK but needs work Jun 13, 2020

    By reluctantuser2019
    At least the phone version can go full screen, unlike the tablet version BUT... It is impossible to choose a film to watch without at least a paragraph summarizing what it is about. You wouldn't choose even a popular movie that way so why would you try to choose an unknown documentary that way?
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  • Nov 3, 2018

    By Todd Meyer
    The screen controls for forward, reverse stop, start do not work on my two Android 7.1 devices.
    more
  • Dec 19, 2018

    By Michel T
    nice... but it just gobles up space (over 2gig) and there doesn't seem to be an easy way to purge the old files...
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  • You better fix this right now Aug 3, 2014

    By Justin crum
    This thing keeps on closing out on me this is the stupid app I ever had until that its a good app that I know but it constantly keeps closing out on me when I want to watch movies on it.
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  • Mar 25, 2019

    By Kevin William Walker
    It has been months and all this app is giving my Android Q6 is an unresponsive white screen, so as far as I am concerned it is useless. If it worked again I would give it ⭐⭐⭐⭐, and if it had "explore by general subject" like on the website ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐. Can't wait until that happens.
    more
  • Mar 25, 2019

    By Kris FumoKrievin
    Cannot login on the LG smart TV app to view rented content. It does not recognize my email address or password. No troubles logging onto website , though.
    more
  • Feb 6, 2019

    By Nigel Perry
    Was enjoying this, but app stopped working (blank white screen) a couple of updates ago. I had hoped this update would fix it.
    more
  • Mar 24, 2019

    By Trent Helms
    was great until it stopped working a month or so ago. now there's only a blank, white screen. disappointing.
    more
  • Not so good Aug 19, 2010

    By theBigHouse
    Great idea and I'll love it once it gets all the bugs out. Tried to use it and found that if I tried to watch anything over five minutes it crashes or continuously stops. Oftentimes when trying to start a film I would just get a blank white screen and it would freeze me out. The one film I did watch was great but like I said I could only open one. I'm thankful I didn't pay for this ap.
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