Ten Facts about Na­tional Cana­dian Film Day 150

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1. NCFD 150 is a SIG­NA­TURE PROJECT of Canada 150, our cel­e­bra­tion of the na­tion’s sesqui­cen­ten­nial. 2. It’s go­ing to be the BIG­GEST FILM FES­TI­VAL IN THE WORLD. EVER. How do we know? Be­cause no­body’s ever held 800 film events across the world’s sec­ond-largest coun­try on one day be­fore. 3. Did we men­tion that it will in­volve over 800 com­mu­nity screen­ings on APRIL 19, 2017? 4. NCFD 150 is AN UN­PRECE­DENTED CEL­E­BRA­TION OF OUR FILM CUL­TURES— the big­gest in our his­tory to in­clude English, French, and In­dige­nous Canada. 5. REEL CANADA is the or­ga­ni­za­tion be­hind this am­bi­tious (and fun) party. We’ve been show­ing Cana­dian films to new au­di­ences for twelve years, and we’ve dis­cov­ered some­thing re­mark­able: they love the films. 6. We are mak­ing CANA­DIAN FILMS AVAIL­ABLE TO EV­ERY CANA­DIAN. There’s no bar­rier great enough to keep us from our au­di­ences, whether we get to them on foot, on air, or on­line. 7. What’s a film fes­ti­val with­out spe­cial guests? FILM­MAK­ERS will travel to FLAG­SHIP SCREEN­INGS in Van­cou­ver, Cal­gary, Win­nipeg, Ottawa, Toronto, Mon­treal, Hal­i­fax, and St John’s, as well as many smaller cen­tres. 8. ROBERT LANTOS, ATOM EGOYAN, DON MCKELLAR, PA­TRICK HUARD, KARINE VANASSE, VI­NAY VIRMANI, COLM FEORE, BRUCE MCDON­ALD, DEEPA ME­HTA, SAN­DRA OH, ELAN MASTAI, and many more are par­tic­i­pat­ing. 9. NCFD 150 is sup­ported by NA­TIONAL PART­NER­SHIPS with CBC, Cine­plex, En­ter­tain­ment One, and Google Canada* 10. We have a web­site: CANFILMDAY.CA. Ev­ery­thing you need to know is there.

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