For the love of film

With the recent Academy Awards, everyone’s in the mood for award winning films!

Here’s a few that you can watch for free, right now, on Kanopy with your library card.


In the first fully painted feature film, LOVING VINCENT tells the story of the mysterious and tragic death of the world’s most famous artist, Vincent van Gogh. Featuring the voices of Saoirse Ronan and Chris O’Dowd.

Nominated for Best Animated Feature Film at the 2018 Academy Awards, the Golden Globe Awards, and the BAFTA Awards.


This hilarious Finnish short film was a Nominee for Best Short Film, Live Action at 2014 Academy Awards.

Sini wakes up in a panic: she has slept in and the family is late for a wedding. She wakes up her husband Jokke and daughters Ella and Kerttu. They start to prepare themselves in a hurry. Mother is going crazy since nobody else seems to be able to do anything right. Who has messed father’s shirt, and hid the girls’ dresses and the wedding gift?


Nominated for an Oscar in 2012. In Montreal, a Year 6 class is shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of their beloved teacher, Martine. Having learned of the incident in the newspaper, Bachir Lazhar, a 55 year-old Algerian immigrant, makes his way to the school and offers his services as a substitute teacher. Little by little, Lazhar comes to understand this motley but endearing group. Yet while the class begins to heal, nobody in the school is aware of Lazhar’s painful past.


A Jacques Tati classic, and awarded Best Foreign Film Oscar in 1958.

Slapstick prevails in this delightful satire of mechanised living which sees Hulot let loose in the ultramodern home of his sister and brother-in-law and a factory manufactuing plastic hose.