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What Is the CFE?

Currently, the CFE includes over 750 film title, biographical and subject entries, covering some of Canada’s foremost historical and modern films and filmmakers. The film title entries include plot summaries, commentary and credits, and the biographical entries have a comprehensive list of film and video works indicating the person’s key creative roles. Please note that not all the films that have entries are available for viewing in the Film Reference Library.  

The CFE also includes original writing from Canadian film critics, professionals, academics and theorists. You can read the authors’ bios and sort by author name to read all contributions by a particular writer.

Some of the other key features you’ll discover are the Canadian film Bibliography section, a useful list of print and electronic resources specially selected by the FRL staff, and the Image Credits, where you’ll find valuable descriptive and source information matched with thumbnails of images from the CFE and FRL web pages.

CFE Credit

Any use of CFE information must include the following credit:

The Canadian Film Encyclopedia, a publication of The Film Reference Library/a division of the Toronto International Film Festival.