Film and Broadcasting

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) boasts a rich and extensive collection of film and broadcasting records that document Canada's audiovisual heritage. Featuring rare motion picture films from the early 20th century, radio recordings from the 1920s, television broadcasts from the 1950s, and present-day media, these holdings provide a unique perspective on the audiovisual history of Canada.

Also included are feature films, short films, and sponsored films from production companies such as Crawley Films and Associated Screen News (ASN), as well as animation and documentaries. Newsreels created by the Canadian Army Film and Photo Unit (CFPU) and major news outlets including ASN, Pathé and Fox; radio and television programs; home movies; and oral history interviews further enhance the collection.

To search the LAC film and broadcasting collection, please consult the Film, Video and Sound database, which contains more than 400,000 audiovisual records with individual descriptions.