Media Advisory - Here's Proof: Google Map demonstrates National Canadian Film Day 150 is world's largest film festival. EVER.

ST. JOHN'S, April 10, 2017 /CNW/ - National Canadian Film Day 150 (NCFD 150) promises to be the world's largest film festival – ever. And now there's proof. Today, REEL CANADA, the not-for-profit organization hosting NCFD 150 in celebration of Canada's 150th birthday, released a Google Map, showing all screenings taking place in Canada and across the world. Through this map, Canadians can see that in Kazakhstan, the Embassy of Canada will be screening The Rocket, and in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong International Film Festival will be playing Window Horses. Canadians can also use the map to find a National Canadian Film Day screening in their community.

In Newfoundland & Labrador alone there are more than 20 screenings taking place across the province. A few interesting local events include:

  • 30th anniversary screenings of John and the Missus will be held at the Gordon Pinsent Centre for the Arts in Grand Falls-Windsor, and at the Arts and Culture Centre in Cornerbrook, both in partnership with Nickel Film Festival. The screenings will feature a video introduction from Gordon Pinsent, the film's writer, director and star, who hails from Grand Falls-Windsor. MP Scott Simms will also greet the audience.
  • St John's International Women's Film Festival and the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) will host a screening of Angry Inuk at LSPU Hall in St. John's at 7:00 p.m. The short film Breaths will precede the feature presentation and sealskin artist Clare Fowler will display her work. Cash donations are being accepted at the door for the Cultural Artists Plan for Emergencies (CAPE) fund.



National Canadian Film Day 150 (NCFD 150), the world's largest film festival ever, with more than 1,700 screenings across the country and around the world.


NCFD 150 has been identified by both the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario as an official Signature Project of Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation. Both governments have pledged major funding to the cross-country event, allowing NCFD 150 to be the most accessible celebration of Canadian film our country has seen.


Jack Blum, executive director, REEL CANADA

Sharon Corder, artistic director, REEL CANADA


Wednesday, April 19


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For further information: and interview requests please contact: Media contact: Caitie Wallman, 416-342-1823,; Pascale Gordon, 416-342-1814,


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