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

TORONTO, 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 Ontario alone there are more than 870 screenings taking place across the province. A few interesting local events include:

  • The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) will be screening 32 Short Films About Glenn Gould at 8:30 p.m. at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto. Writer/actor Don McKellar and actor Colm Feore will be present for a Q&A following the screening.
  • For all of April 19, the Beaverton Town Hall in Beaverton will be turned into a cinema, screening a total of six films about real-life stories and events. From a family-friendly screening of A Bear Named Winnie in the morning to an appearance of an actual Oscar statue ("1968 Best Live Action Short") presented to filmmaker Christopher Chapman for A Place to Stand, Beaverton residents will celebrate Canadian film all day long. The main event, a screening of Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster at 7:15 p.m., will feature some of the townsfolk who lived through the period covered by the film to share stories of what it was like to be around during the infamous gangster's string of post-WWII heists.
  • The Aga Khan Museum will screen Midnights' Children at 7:00 p.m. in partnership with Reel Asian Film Festival, Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival and Women in Film & Television Toronto. The event will feature a Q&A after the film with cast member Zaib Shaikh (who is also City of Toronto Film Commissioner and Director of Entertainment Industries), as well as producer, David Hamilton.



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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