Supporter spotlight: Michael Levine

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The National Screen Institute wishes to gratefully acknowledge a very special donation made by Robert Eisenberg in honour of current NSI board member Michael Levine. The entire NSI team extends much gratitude and love.

NSI launches Art of Business Management – Indigenous Edition, invites applications from Indigenous screen content creatives committed to a career in producing

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A four-month, part-time online training and mentorship program. Apply with a feature film or web series which has at least one source of confirmed funding. Deadline: February 12.

Production underway on Donkeyhead from producer Anand Ramayya

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The film is shooting in Regina until mid-February, with an expected release this fall/winter.

Apply now for the 2021 Netflix-BANFF Diversity of Voices Initiative

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The initiative provides media access and mentorship to BIPOC professionals to help grow their presence in the industry. Applications close January 29.

Catch NSI IndigiDocs films on the documentary Channel all month long

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Films are airing every Saturday this month. Check your local listings for more information.

Kyle Bornais science fiction documentary premieres on Super Channel Friday, January 15

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The Science Fiction Makers: Rousseau, Lewis and L’Engle explores the story of the Christian Science Fiction sub-genre and its unique role in pop culture.

Focal Point: Trey Anthony named development producer for Bell Media Studios

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Trey’s role focuses on the development of unscripted content through Bell’s partnership with Motion Content Group.

Rachel Beaulieu, Amanda Kindzierski receive writing awards through The Ice Finger Commission

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Both win $500 towards screenplay development from The Ice Finger Commission and the Winnipeg Film Group.

Tricia Lee’s screenplay Good Chance featured on the 2020 Black List

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The Black List is an annual compilation of most liked unproduced screenplays. The list is chosen based on votes from executives in the film industry.

Stittsville On Patrol premieres on Bell Fibe TV 1

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Premiering January 14, the comedy series created and directed by Christopher Redmond follows a wannabe community bylaw officer who takes his job very seriously.

NSI Totally Television phase 2 teams on their learning experience during COVID

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After phase 1 in-person training back in March 2020, COVID forced Eva Thomas, Darren Anthony, Eva Colmers and Gordie Lucius to continue the program online including virtual attendance at Content London in December.

Monkey Beach named best feature at first National Indigenous Screen Awards

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Presented by Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival, the virtual awards show took place in December 2020.

Focal Point: Lisa Meeches joins the Order of Canada

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In recognition of her contributions to Canadian film and broadcasting.

Daunted by online learning, the CBC New Indigenous Voices class of 2020 met the challenge and formed meaningful friendships

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On December 10 students graduated during a special online ceremony. In their final writing assignments, we find out that learning online made the experience even more interesting.