The National Film Board of Canada will soon have a presence on Cuban state television.
The NFB says nine of its films — Spanish versions of documentaries, animated shorts, and one drama — are included in the deal.
The NFB says this is its first television licence with a Cuban broadcaster.
The deal coincides with Canada's participation as a guest country of honour at the Havana International Book Fair, which runs Feb. 9-19.
The films will screen in a theatre on the site of the book fair in addition to being broadcast on TV.
The nine films are:
- Bone Wind Fire, directed by Jill Sharpe (2011)
- Flamenco at 5:15, directed by Cynthia Scott (1983)
- Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life, directed by Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski (2010)
- Molly in Springtime, directed by Pierre-Luc Granjon (2009)
- Mon oncle Antoine, directed by Claude Jutra (1971)
- My Village in Nunavik, directed by Bobby Kenuajuak (1999)
- Poppety in the Fall, directed by Pierre-Luc Granjon and Antoine Lanciaux (2012)
- River of Life, directed by Werner Walcher (2007)
- Rose & Violet, directed by Claude Grosch and Luc Otter (2011)