The National Film Board of Canada announces the launch of a new, subscription supported video-on-demand service powered by Vimeo where film fans can discover the latest and most acclaimed NFB-produced animated and documentary shorts any time from their computers, mobile devices, tablets or smart TVs.
NFB Shorts On Demand (vimeo.com/ondemand/nfbshorts) is launching with a selection of 14 recent films that have received high priase at festivals, five of which are available online for the first time. Subscribers will have access to the online premieres of Michele Cournoyer’s Soif, Cordell Barker’s If I Was God…, Claude Cloutier’s Carface, Sarah Van Den Boom’s In Deep Waters and Randall Okita’s The Weatherman and the Shadowboxer.
Additional films include Bruce Alcock’s Impromptu, Chris Landreth’s Subconscious Password, Felix Dufour-Laperriere’s The Day Is Listening, Hart Snider’s The Basketball Game, Andrea Dorfman’s Big Mouth, Nicola Lemay and Janice Nadeau’s No Fish Where to Go and Tali’s Bus Story.
A subscription of $4.99 per month grants unlimited viewing. Films can also be purchased individually as rentals ($1.99) or download-to-own ($3.99). NFB Shorts plans to add three new films every two weeks to build the selection. As a bonus, one new film will always be available for free streaming. The service is available in French and English.