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enfrMAY 13-23 MAI, 2022
enfrMAY 13-23 MAI, 2022

Movies & Tulips in Partnership with the National Film Board

All year, in honour of the Canadian Tulip Festival’s Platinum Jubilee, we have been celebrating Classic Canada. From our Classics Bulb Campaign last fall to our weekly Social Media series, sharing the stories, people, places and things that make us Canadian.

There is nothing quite as uniquely Canadian as our National Film Board. Like an old friend, the classic NFB shorts we’ve all grown up with give us that warm familiar feeling of childhood whether you’re from rural Quebec or Downtown Toronto.

Today, the NFB offers award-winning and groundbreaking films from Canadian filmmakers that are visually stunning, and incredibly relevant. Weaving our themes of respect, for the original inhabitants of this land we occupy, and stewardship of the land we all depend upon, we have chosen films that speak to important issues of the past and the pressing problems facing our future.

We also honour our mission, commemorating the sacrifice for freedom and celebrating the unique cooperation that led to 77 years of enduring friendship across the Atlantic.

We hope you will enjoy our movie & tulips lineup and join us nightly in Commissioners Park at Dow’s lake beginning at 8:00 p.m. every night May 13th 23rd.

Movies & Tulips is FREE for all!

Please Note:
  • Movies are weather permitting
  • Lawn seating and picnic tables are availableon a first come first served basis
  • Bring. your own blanket, OR we’ll have some available for sale. 

Movies & Tulips Schedule

Click on the date you wish to review to see a breakdown of each evenings schedule. All movie programs start at 8pm. 

Friday May 13 – Ottawa Shorts

Premiere: TulipToon, Our Founder Malak Karsh

Canadian Tulip Festival
2022 | 2:43 min

Log Driver’s Waltz

Directed by John Weldon
1979 | 3 min

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A Capital Plan

Directed by Bernard Devlin
1949 | 10 min

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TulipToon – Canada’s Official Gardener and The Tulip Legacy

Canadian Tulip Festival
2020 | 3:49 min

Capital City

Directed by Fergus McDonell
1957 | 29 min

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TulipToon – The Princess & the Soldier

Canadian Tulip Festival
2020 | 4:47 min

The Man in the Peace Tower

Directed by Roger Blais
1951 | 10 min

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Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered

Canadian Tulip Festival
2020 | 5:03 min

This program will repeat 2 times through the evening. 

Saturday May 14 – Environmental Feature

Premiere: TulipToon – A Bulb is Born

Canadian Tulip Festival
2022 | 2 min

 

Blackfly

Directed by Christopher Hinton
1991 | 5 min

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Arkelope

Directed by Roslyn Schwartz
1994 | 5 min

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Borealis

Directed by Kevin McMahon
2020 | 1 h 30 min

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Sunday May 15 – Franco-Favourites

Premiere: Tuliptoon Henry Norwest

Canadian Tulip Festival
2022 | 2 min

 

la valse du maître draveur

Directed by John Weldon
1979 | 3 min

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La drave

Directed by Raymond Garceau
1957 | 20 min

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55 chaussettes

Directed by Co Hoedeman
2011 | 8 min

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Le legs des tulipes de la jardiniere officielle de la capitale national

Canadian Tulip Festival
2020 | 4:03 min

La légende du canot d’écorce

Directed by Robert Doucet
1996 | 10 min

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Le chandail

Directed by Sheldon Cohen
1980 | 10 min

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Le chemin rouge

Directed by Thérèse Ottawa
2015 | 15 min

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This program will repeat 2 times through the evening. 

Monday May 16 – Indigenous Shorts

Premiere: TulipToon – Tom Longboat

Canadian Tulip Festival
2022 | 2 min

 

Forgotten Warriors

Directed by Loretta Todd
1997 | 51 min

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Evan’s Drum

Directed by Ossie Michelin
2021 | 14 min

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This program will repeat 2 times through the evening. 

Tuesday May 17 – Veterans Day

Premiere: Tuliptoon Tommy George Prince

Canadian Tulip Festival
2022 | 2 min

 

75 Years Later: The Sounds of Freedom

Global News
2020 | 45 min

Canada Remembers Part Two: The Liberators

Directed by Terence Macartney-Filgate
1995 | 54 min

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The first 2 movies in this program will repeat 2 times through the evening. 

Wednesday May 18 – Honouring Co Hoedeman

Making Movie History: Co Hoedeman

Directed by Denys Desjardins
2014 | 6 min

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The Sand Castle

Directed by Co Hoedeman
1977 | 13 min

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Owl and the Raven: An Eskimo Legend

Directed by Co Hoedeman
1973 | 6 min

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Marianne’s Theatre

Directed by Co Hoedeman
2004 | 15 min

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Ludovic – A Crocodile in My Garden

Directed by Co Hoedeman
2000 | 10 min

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The Box

Directed by Co Hoedeman
1989 | 10 min

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55 Socks

Directed by Co Hoedeman
2011 | 8 min

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This program will repeat 2 times through the evening. 

Thursday May 19 – Future Farming

Premiere: Tuliptoon Bulbs to Market

Canadian Tulip Festival
2022 | 2 min

Cafeteria

Directed by Francine Hébert
2015 | 24 min

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Sovereign Soil

Directed by David Curtis
2019 | 1 h 31 min

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Friday May 20 – Dutch Feature

Premiere: TulipToon Edwin Cook

Canadian Tulip Festival
2020 | 2 min

The Forgotten Battle

Directed Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.
2020 | 2h 7min

Saturday May 21 – Nature Feature

Premiere: Tuliptoon Francis Peggy

Canadian Tulip Festival
2022 | 2 min

A Sea Turtle Story

Directed by Kathy Shultz
2012 | 9 min

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The Whale and the Raven

Directed by Mirjam Leuze
2019 | 1 h 41 min

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Sunday May 22 – Classic Shorts

Premiere: TulipToon Grant & Pam Hooker

Canadian Tulip Festival
2020 | 2:49 min

The Cat Came Back

Directed by Cordell Barker
1988 | 7 min

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The Sweater

Directed by Sheldon Cohen
1980 | 10 min

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The Big Snit

Directed by Richard Condie
1985 | 9 min

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Dance

Directed by Lise-Hélène Larin
1979 | 2 min

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Log Driver’s Waltz

Directed by John Weldon
1979 | 3 min

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Paddle to the Sea

Directed by Bill Mason
1966 | 28 min

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This program will repeat 2 times through the evening. 

Monday May 23 – The Great Lakes

Meltdown

Directed by Carrie Mombourquette
2012 | 1 min

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Loon Dreaming

Directed by Iriz Pääbo
2002 | 7 min

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Waterlife

Directed by Kevin McMahon
2009 | 1 h 49 min

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IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

National Film Board

The NFB is Canada’s public producer and distributor of award-winning documentaries, auteur animation, interactive stories and participatory experiences, working with talented creators across the country. The NFB is taking action to combat systemic racism and become a more open and diverse organization, while working to strengthen Indigenous-led production and gender equity in film and digital media. NFB productions have won more than 7,000 awards, including 12 Oscars. To access this unique content, visit NFB.ca.

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