National Film Board of Canada Introduces CAMPUS

An innovative media solution for today’s classroom,
CAMPUS offers educators 2,500 films online

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Montreal (January 27, 2012) ― The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is launching CAMPUS, a new online resource that provides educators with innovative ways to incorporate NFB films in the classroom.

Canada’s public film producer and distributor, the NFB has been a trusted source of quality educational resources for Canadian students for over 70 years.

Now, with a subscription to CAMPUS, educators have access to a large collection of NFB films and interactive titles online—along with new, easy-to-use educational tools designed for their needs.

CAMPUS is designed specifically with educators in mind, offering easier access and better resources, to support over 2,500 Canadian productions, in both English and French, including 500 new titles added just for classroom use. It features new search functions: by subject, and soon, by age group. CAMPUS also enables educators to prepare clips in advance online―selecting excerpts, labelling them and adding comments and questions―while chapters and playlists make it easier than ever to present media in class.

The NFB has worked with teachers to develop resource descriptions and discussion starters that allow teachers to determine at a glance whether a film is a good fit for their classes. It’s also currently working with educators across Canada to develop additional study guides, online learning modules, educational playlists, virtual classroom experiences and more, to ensure CAMPUS is an outstanding resource for Canadian students.

The NFB currently has agreements in place with many school boards and provincial and territorial ministries of education. Teachers who already have access through these agreements can easily upgrade to CAMPUS online. If they don’t currently have a subscription, they can purchase one online, or contact an NFB sales agent.

The NFB’s Education team is also offering workshops in Canadian communities. Upcoming dates are:

February 1–3: Charlottetown and Moncton
February 9–15: Edmonton and Calgary
February 20–25: Winnipeg and Flin Flon
February 27–March 6: Whitehorse and Dawson City
March 8–15: Regina and Saskatoon

Workshops available in Ontario throughout February and March.

For more information on these workshops, email

About the NFB
Canada’s public producer and distributor, the National Film Board of Canada creates interactive works, social-issue documentaries, auteur animation and alternative dramas that provide the world with a unique Canadian perspective. The NFB is developing the entertainment forms of the future in groundbreaking interactive productions, while pioneering new directions in 3D stereoscopic film, community-based media, and more. It works in collaboration with emerging and established filmmakers, digital media creators and co-producers in every region of Canada, with Aboriginal and culturally diverse communities, as well as partners around the world. Since the NFB’s founding in 1939, it has created over 13,000 productions and won over 5,000 awards, including 4 Webbys, 12 Oscars and more than 90 Genies. Over 2,000 NFB productions can be streamed online, at the Screening Room as well as via partnerships with the world’s leading video portals, while the NFB’s growing family of apps for smartphones, tablets and connected TV delivers the experience of cinema to Canadians everywhere.

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Media relations:

Jennifer Mair, NFB Publicist
Telephone: 416-954-2045
Cell: 416-436-0105
Twitter: @NFB_Jennifer