Canadian Film Institute


The Cana­di­an Film Insti­tute (CFI) was incor­po­rat­ed in 1935 as a fed­er­al­ly-char­tered, non-gov­ern­men­tal, non-prof­it cul­tur­al orga­ni­za­tion. It is the old­est film insti­tu­tion in Cana­da and the sec­ond old­est film insti­tute in the world.

The CFI’s man­date is to encour­age and pro­mote the pro­duc­tion, dif­fu­sion, study, appre­ci­a­tion, and use of mov­ing images for cul­tur­al and edu­ca­tion­al pur­pos­es in Cana­da and abroad. To this end, it orga­nizes ongo­ing pub­lic film pro­gram­ming, dis­trib­utes a small col­lec­tion of films, and is involved in the pub­li­ca­tion of books and mono­graphs on var­i­ous aspects of Cana­di­an cinema.