Submissions now open for Reelworld Film Festival

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Submit your film before February 25 to waive all submission fees. The festival will take place in October.

TELUS STORYHIVE projects garner international success

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Local Heroes documentary OMA wins big at the 2022 Top Indie Film Awards in Tokyo, and digital short The United Guys Network streams internationally.

Apply now: Reelworld Black Entrepreneurs Program

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Training initiative for Black casting directors, agents, managers and producers in Canada. Application deadline is February 24.

Focal Point: Julie Hackett joins the National Screen Institute team

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Julie will manage the Black Creators Edition and Game Changers Documentary Edition of TELUS STORYHIVE.

Beans, Night Raiders nominated for Rogers Best Canadian Film

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Congratulations to the teams behind both films. The award will be handed out at the Toronto Film Critics Association gala in March.

Alumni nominated at CMPA’s Indiescreen Awards

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Includes Jason Brennan, Anand Ramayya, Rylan Friday and Rhayne Vermette. Winners will be announced at the Prime Time conference in February.

Acclaimed NSI IndigiDocs films premiere on APTN

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NSI IndigiDocs films from 2019 and 2020 will air on APTN on January 16 and 23, respectively. Check your local listings for times.

New program coming soon: NSI Business for Producers – Atlantic Women’s Edition

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Training and mentorship program for female producers in Atlantic provinces. Applications set to open the week of January 31.

WarnerMedia Access Canada hosts virtual panel series

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A Futurespective: Opportunities for You in 2022 is a three-day panel event featuring creative and technical talent. Runs online from January 18 to 20.

The National Screen Institute appoints Liz Hover to director of operations

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Working alongside the senior management team, Liz will ensure efficient and effective workflow within the organization. Liz began her new role on January 10.

Applications now open for AccessCBC: A CBC Initiative for Creators with a Disability

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Training, mentorship and select financial support to Deaf and disabled creators to develop scripted and documentary content. Apply by January 26.

Register now for new season of CBC’s One Stop Business Workshop

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Season four features free virtual workshops about content creation and preparing proposals and applications. Runs January 25 to February 2.

Register now for All Access 2022

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All Access runs online from January 18 to 20, featuring speakers and guests exploring industry trends through panels, interviews and case studies.

Focal Point: Wendy Hyman joins the National Screen Institute team

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In her role as contract program manager for NSI IndigiDocs, Wendy will guide and advise four Indigenous filmmakers as they realize their vision.