Rendez-vous de la Francophonie 2022

Free National Film Board film screenings, games and interactive stories to enjoy on demand with friends and family

Tuesday, March 1 to Thursday, March 31, 2022

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Cartoon drawing of a three-eyed pink monster and two human figures in front of a landscape of trees, buildings and mountains. Partially obscured.

Photo: © National Film Board of Canada

Event details

In March, we celebrate la francophonie in partnership with the National Film Board of Canada (NFB).

The 24th annual Rendez‐vous de la Francophonie highlights our common humanity. This year, we celebrate connections that span generations, cultures and communities.

We’re proud to present a selection of short films, interactive stories and games.

Enjoy on your desktop or mobile device. Invite your friends and family to join and enjoy a conversation together and follow the guiding questions for each program.


The Tradition of Innovation at the NFB

Interactive stories and games for ages 7+ and 14+

Explore these interactive and playful approaches to storytelling.

Questions for reflection and discussion:

Take turns sharing and practicing your active listening.

  • What is your favourite place?
  • Is it nearby or far away?
  • What makes it very special?
  • Is it special because of the landscape, the smells and sounds, the people you met or the memories you made?
  • Are you excited about a new adventure in the future?

J’aime les patates (I love Potatoes) (link inactive)

Narrative game for smartphones, tablets or desktops.

In Potatoland, everyone loves eating potatoes. When a crisis occurs, Chips learns how to navigate change and save himself and the village by applying new ideas in a playful way. Explore this fun, quirky adventure game about social innovation and sustainable economies.

For ages 7+

Vali Fugulin, Minority and Ruben Farrus, 2015

Plus loin que loin (Far Away from Far Away) (link inactive)

Interactive story for touchscreens and smartphone

This story invites you into the experiences of a young girl growing up on the remote Fogo Island as her family and community go through radical transformations. Tap and swipe your way into the past and future through this interactive story as you reflect on your own life and the values you cherish.

For ages 14+

Michael Crummey, Bruce Alcock and Jeremy Mendes, 2021

Grandparents, families and fairytales

Family program For ages 6+

Celebrate family bonds, memories and ways of life in Canada and around the world through these fun films!

Questions for reflection and discussion:

  • Do you have one family story you always like sharing?
  • How does it make you feel?
  • Old traditions may inspire new ones to enjoy with loved ones for years to come. Imagine a new tradition you would like to start with your family. What makes it different and exciting for you?

Take turns sharing and practicing your active listening.

A password is required to view the following videos. Please use "1234" (without the quotes).

  • Tzaritza, Theodore Ushev, 2006, 7 min
  • Ma grand‐mère repassait les chemises du roi(My grandmother Ironed the King’s Shirts), Torill Kove, 1999, 10 min
  • Fais bien attention!(Mind Me Good Now!), Chris Cormier and Derrek Cummings, 2006, 8 mins.
  • Mamie, Janice Nadeau, 2016, 6 min
  • Maq et l’esprit de la forêt (Maq and the Spirit of the Woods), Phyllis Grant, 2006, 8 min
  • Mamie et Mia (Granny and Mia), Emilie Villeneuve, 2018, 3 min

This event is organized in partnership with the National Film Board of Canada (NFB). Watch more films honouring la francophonie in Canada here: L’espace francophonie (ONF).

Please note that this program is subject to change or cancellation without notice.