April 21–May 4, 2021

National Canadian Film Day 2021

The Cinematheque is pleased to mark National Canadian Film Day 2021 with two free virtual programs of exceptional Canadian cinema. Writer-director Terrance Odette’s affecting feature Heater (1999), set in Winnipeg and winner of two prizes for Canadian filmmaking at VIFF, will be presented in a new 4K restoration. B.C. artist Ellie Epp’s avant-garde landmark Trapline (1976), also in a new restoration, and Korean-Canadian filmmaker Caroline So Jung Lee’s poetic documentary At the Bottom of the Sea (2019), named Best Canadian Short at VIFF, will screen together in a program honouring innovation and experimentation.

Both free programs will be available for two weeks starting on April 21—National Canadian Film Day 2021.


National Canadian Film Day is an annual, one-day, coast-to-coast-to-coast celebration of Canadian cinema. Launched in 2014 and organized by REEL CANADA, it is held each year in April. Find out more at canadianfilmday.ca and reelcanada.ca.


List of Programmed Films

Date Film Title Director(s) Year Country
2021-Apr Heater Terrance Odette 1999 Canada
2021-Apr Trapline + At the Bottom of the Sea Ellie Epp . . .

Feature Image: Heater, Terrance Odette 1999