As featured in a nation-wide marketing campaign by Apple, the NFB Films app allows you to watch over 2500 movies - documentaries, animations and feature films - free on your iPad.

* WATCH over 2500 NFB movies on your mobile device
* Pre-load films to WATCH OFFLINE (Store films for up to 48 hours)
* Bookmark your favourite films
* SEARCH the NFB film collection
* Browse films by CHANNEL (New CANADA SCREENS Channel!)
* KIDS' channel with fun and educational content for children
* SHARE your discoveries with your friends by email, on Twitter or Facebook
* TV Out and airplay support, allowing you to stream films to television

"The iPhone app was great, but the new iPad app is brilliant. Canadian film history made accessible, as it should be. Thank you." -Anthony Cushing
"Best Content App of the Year" - The Apple Blog

The NFB Films app requires iOS 6 and above.

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The National Film Board is Canada's public film producer and distributor. Find out more at

What's New

Version 3.0.0

Now compatible with Apple’s new iOS 11.

Ratings and Reviews

Doesn’t work


I used an older version of the app which wasn’t supported on ios11. Found it had been updated as a different app however the listings are empty so there is nothing to see? Broken feed?

Wonderful world of film


This is just a perfect app if you are a film fan - provides seamless access to the Canadian National Film Board's amazing resource of fascinating movies.
This isn't about accessing Hollywood blockbusters, it is a lense into a far more fascinating world of classic documentaries, stunning animations and beautiful drama.
App works and looks great, simple and effective use of the ipads potential. Ability to download to watch later as well as stream is also a nice bonus.


johnny randan

A truly fantastic app, worth the cost of an I Pad for this alone. A world of award winning animation and documentaries ( some quite difficult to get access to - not anymore). You can also download them to watch for up to 48 hours later and in HD. No special effects driven mind pap here, just a sublime cinema experience. Thank you NFB of Canada


National Film Board / Office national du film
32.6 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Apple TV.
English, French
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
© National Film Board of Canada


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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