REEL CANADA is a charitable organization that celebrates Canada through film.Canadian films are the stories we tell about ourselves – they open the door to so many conversations about place, nation, identity, and what it means to be Canadian. REEL CANADA promotes the power and diversity of Canadian film and encourages this on-going conversation.Our travelling film festival has held over 6,000 screenings and reached over one million students and other Canadians since 2005.
WHAT WE DO:
Our Films in our Schools – We help teachers and students across Canada organize festivals of Canadian film in their schools, and integrate Canadian film into the classroom.
Welcome to Canada – Since 2010 we have introduced new Canadians to Canadian film and culture through festival events designed specifically for English language learners of all ages.
National Canadian Film Day – Since 2014, we have presented NCFD – a one-day festival intended to allow all Canadians to celebrate Canada by watching a great Canadian film.
What People Are Saying
"REEL CANADA has always been an incredible way to introduce new generations to the cinematic tradition of this country. To watch it grow over the past ten years has proven that young Canadians have as much of an appetite to see these films as we always hoped. "
— Atom Egoyan, filmmaker
"REEL CANADA is an idea so brilliantly realized, it instantly gained the support of the film community. I am a part of REEL CANADA because I believe it has the power to change the future."
— Colm Feore, actor
"It was interesting to know that a Canadian movie star that’s known around the world actually took the time to talk to us. This too made me feel proud to be Canadian. Thank you. "
— Grade 11 student, Colonel Gray HS, Charlottetown
"It helps immigrants to understand better about Canada. We belong here. It is good to know our own movies. "
— Afghan ESL student, Bow Valley College, Calgary
"REEL CANADA allows us to see good Canadian movies which inspire pride and passion for future Canadian filmmakers to create movies in and about Canada. "
— Grade 12 student, Riverdale CI, Toronto