Canada – The NFB at The Rooms kicks off fall evening series with 13 acclaimed feature and short films. Friday film night screenings start at 7 p.m. and include works by local filmmakers.

Montreal – National Film Board of Canada

The NFB at The Rooms is launching a new series this fall with 13 National Film Board of Canada (NFB) documentary and animated works. The screenings run every Friday from October 22 to December 17.

The fall series is a continuation of the partnership between the NFB and The Rooms, which began in July with a summer program that welcomed guests back to The Rooms while keeping everyone safe. To continue to keep staff and the community safe, The Rooms has updated its COVID-19 protocols, which align with the provincial vaccine passport system that launches on October 22.

The Rooms is Newfoundland and Labrador’s largest public cultural space—an excellent choice for anyone looking for an enriching way to experience the finest in NFB cinema in a cozy public setting.

The table below shows the fall selection and schedule.

With the purchase of regular admission tickets, guests can watch the films and get full-day access to exhibits. The Rooms Café is open until 9 p.m.

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October 22


11 min 17 s

Stories Are in Our Bones

Janine Windolph


98 minutes

We Will Stand Up

Tasha Hubbard

October 29


106 minutes

The Silence

Renée Blanchar

November 5


119 minutes

The Forbidden Reel

Ariel Nasr

November 12


5 min 41 s

Mystery of the Secret Room

Wanda Nolan of St. John’s


78 minutes


Nance Ackerman, Ariella Pahlke and Teresa MacInnes

November 19


101 minutes

The Whale and the Raven

Mirjam Leuze

November 26


4 minutes

The Storm

Monica Kidd with St. John’s animator Duncan Major


88 minutes


Mira Burt-Wintonick

December 3


75 minutes

Luben and Elena

Ellie Yonova

December 10


13 min 7s

Nalujuk Night

Jennie Williams, an Inuk artist and filmmaker from Happy Valley-Goose Bay, now based in St. John’s


94 minutes

Theater of Life

Peter Svatek

December 17


91 minutes

Sovereign Soil

David Curtis

About The Rooms

A remarkable feature of the skyline of historic St. John’s, The Rooms is the place to experience the rich arts and culture of Newfoundland and Labrador. Here, you’ll find collections, exhibits and programs that tell our stories and interpret our natural world through art, artifacts, archaeology, architecture, and archival records—a portal to the many stories this province and its people have to tell. Since it opened in 2005, The Rooms has presented hundreds of exhibitions and more than 1,000 education and public programs, capturing the imagination of over 1 million visitors.

About the NFB

The NFB is Canada’s public producer and distributor of award-winning documentaries, auteur animation, interactive stories and participatory experiences, working with talented creators across the country. The NFB is taking action to combat systemic racism and become a more open and diverse organization, while working to strengthen Indigenous-led production and gender equity in film and digital media. NFB productions have won more than 7,000 awards, including 12 Oscars. To access this unique content, visit

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