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National Canadian Film Day is going online this year with a star-studded livestream party

Like most everything else right now, the internet is where it's at for celebrations while the country remains in self-isolation, and National Canadian Film Day is no different.

The annual one-day, coast-to-coast celebration of Canadian cinema is taking the party online with CanFilmDay Live, an interactive broadcast featuring some of the country's best talent coming to you from quarantine.

Sandra Oh, Ethan Hawke, Jay Baruchel, Atom Egoyan, Colm Feore, Mina Shum, Philippe Falardeau, Megan Follows and Don McKella are all taking part in what NCFD calls a "self-isolation social" this Wednesday via YouTube and Facebook streams.

Each year on April 22, National Canadian Film Day typically takes place in cinemas around the country with screenings of Canadian-made movies, events and special programming.

It can also be easily celebrate from the comfort of your own home.

And since we're all home, NCFD is making it easy to soak up great cinematic works that have come out of Canada with lists of Canadian films you can watch on CBC, CBC Gem, Encore+, Netflix, Hollywood Suite, Crave and other streaming services.

So pick a film and tune in to a special celebration of Canadian cinema with some of its biggest stars on April 22 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. EDT.

Lead photo by

Ethan Hawke


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