Canada’s world-renowned National Film Board has launched a brand-new screening room section on their website, allowing free access to more than 700 films, clips and trailers. Included at launch are such animated classics as The Cat Came Back and The Sweater, documentary Earth to Mouth (early work from Up the Yangtze (review) director Yung Chang), and Oscar-winning short doc If You Love This Planet. And I found all of those within ten minutes of browsing. This will be a massive resource for film lovers in Canada, though I’m not quite sure whether licensing restrictions will apply outside our borders. If you’re viewing this site from outside Canada, please click over and let me know if you can stream the films.
I’m leaking this news a bit, since the official press conference isn’t until tomorrow, but I’m just so delighted that all the riches of the NFB are now available right from my desktop.