National Film Board

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

National Film Board

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Other form(s) of name

  • Canada. National Film Board

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Description area

Dates of existence


The National Film Board, with its mandate "to interpret Canada to Canadians and to other nations," was created by an Act of Parliament on 2 May 1939. Over 8,000 productions and some 3,000 awards later, the Board continues to operate as one of the most vibrant and relevant cultural agencies in Canada. This public agency procudes and distributes films and other audiovisual works which relfect Canada to Canadians and the world. The Board of Trustees of the NFB consists of nine members. Four of them, including the Government Film Commissioner who is also Chairperson of the Board, are from the public sector and five are prominent citizens, representing the major geographic regions of Canada.


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Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

RAD 24.1A; 26.3A7


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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

4 June 1999. Entered into AtoM 26 November 2014.




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