NFB Films with Closed Captioning and Described Video

The National Film Board of Canada has made many of its online films available with closed captioning for the deaf and described video for people with vision loss. They can be found on our Web sites CineRoute, Focus on Animation, Aboriginal Perspectives and Across Cultures. Here is more information on how you can enjoy over a hundred captivating and informative documentary, animation and fictional films with these features.

How to Use

All our accessible video content is available in Apple QuickTime format. You need a specific plug-in to view this content. You can download it from Apple's QuickTime Web site.

Once you have QuickTime properly installed on your computer, click on one of the links below to visit our Web sites offering accessible video content.

Where to Find NFB Films with Closed Captioning and Described Video


This is a unique online film library offering free viewing of many NFB classics. You will require a log-in name and password, but it is absolutely free to register. You must be Canadian to be eligible.

Click here to become a member. If you encounter problems please write to us at for help.

Once you're a member you can access our online films through the following link.

Once logged in, you will find the films with closed captioning by clicking on the link With closed captions and the films with described video by clicking on the With described video link.

Across Cultures

Through the lens of a camera, discover part of the NFB collection documenting the contribution made to Canada by different ethnocultural communities.

Focus on Animation

Explore the NFB's rich animation heritage, learn about the techniques used in our films and discover some of our key filmmakers.

Aboriginal Perspectives

On this site you will be able to watch key NFB documentaries on Aboriginal themes from the 1940s to 2004 and learn about past and current issues relating to the lives of Aboriginal peoples.

Your Feedback

We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of the films we offer online with closed captioning and described video. Please send us your comments and questions by writing to us at