National Canadian Film Day

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017
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Yellowknife, NT
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It’s been dubbed the World’s Largest Film Festival! National Canadian Film Day - an annual coast-to-coast-to-coast film screening that will take place this year on April 19 and celebrate Canada’s 150th.Approximately 1,700 events are taking place including several in the Northwest Territories (NWT). Check out the full schedule of the free NWT film screenings below!

This year in Yellowknife, the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment’s (ITI) Film Commission has partnered with Western Arctic Moving Pictures (WAMP) and the Association franco-culturelle de Yellowknife  (AFCY) as well as several community organizations to coordinate a full day of screening made possible, in part, by funding from the Department of Education, Culture and Employment. 

The NWT first hosted a National Film Day event in 2014. Along with the territory’s film industry, the annual event has. Screenings have expanded to include more communities and regional centres and several hundred people are expected to take part in the 2017 festivities.  Learn more at:

Anne of Green Gables - 2:00PM - Yellowknife Public Library

One Week - 7:00PM - Capitol Theatre (Theatre A)

Living With Giants (French-language Film) - 7:00PM Capitol Theatre (Theatre B)

*Bonus: The film will be screened alongside two NFB shorts : Nyla Innuksuk’s Breaths and Will Cyr’s Les Acadiens de la Nouvelle-Écosse 

Goon - 9:00PM - Capitol Theatre (Theatre A)

Québékoisie (French-language Film) - 9:00PM - Capitol Theatre (Theatre B)

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