NCFD 150: CBC/Radio-Canada reiterates its commitment to supporting and promoting homegrown cinema

April 19, 2017

From partnerships and investments to multiplatform broadcasts, we support Canadian film every step of the way.

National Canadian Film Day 150 (NCFD 150) is in full swing with over 1,700 events across the country – and CBC/Radio-Canada is getting in on the action.

CBC, a major sponsor of this one-day festival presented by REEL CANADA, will be streaming a selection of Canadian films today on cbc.ca/watch, with an even wider range of homegrown movies being featured throughout the week on cbc.ca/player.

Meanwhile, Radio-Canada will mark the occasion by airing Chloé Robichaud’s award-winning and critically acclaimed Sarah préfère la course on ICI Radio-Canada Télé. The film will then be made available on ICI TOU.TV for seven days.

The public broadcaster’s participation in NCFD 150 is just one of many recent initiatives in support of Canadian cinema.

In February, Radio-Canada rolled out its new Cinéma page, three months after launching the 50 films / 50 semaines initiative, which ran concurrently on its ICI TOU.TV, ICI ARTV and ICI RADIO-CANADA TÉLÉ platforms.

November also saw the launch of the CBC Breaking Barriers Film Fund to support under-represented filmmakers. CBC will make an initial investment of $7.5 million in the fund over three years and has already announced the first three recipients.

Through an array of partnership, investment and multiplatform broadcasting initiatives, CBC/Radio-Canada strives to support the Canadian film industry every step of the way, while bringing the best of homegrown cinema to audiences across the country and around the world.

To find out more about our vision for a public broadcaster at the heart of Canada’s cultural ecosystem, visit future.cbc.ca.

About CBC/Radio-Canada

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. We are Canada’s trusted source of news, information and Canadian entertainment. Deeply rooted in communities all across the country, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also provide international news and information from a uniquely Canadian perspective. In 2017, CBC/Radio-Canada will at the heart of the celebrations and conversations with special 2017-themed multiplatform programming and events across Canada.

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