Focal Point: Erica Daniels joins the National Screen Institute as CBC New Indigenous Voices program advisor

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As an alum of the program herself, Erica hopes to inspire the students and convey the importance of incorporating Indigenous culture and stories into their work.

Alumni receive production funding through Telefilm

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Telefilm announced its support of 29 English and French language lower budget feature film projects, investing a total of over $12 million.

Job opportunity: bilingual industry services coordinator with On Screen Manitoba

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Funded through Young Canada Works, this role will work collaboratively with staff to support administration, communications and logistics for a variety of projects, events and outreach activities.

Call for applications: CMPA’s International Co-Production Accelerator Program with Jan Miller

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Designed to create project partnerships and long-lasting business relationships between Canadian and international production companies. Apply by July 30.

Aubrey Arnason hosts new DGC podcast featuring NSI alumni

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Aubrey discusses the art of filmmaking with Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Shane Belcourt, Steve J. Adams, Sean Horlor and more.

Ryan Cooper, Mayumi Yoshida selected for 2021 WarnerMedia Access x Canadian Academy Writers Program

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This inaugural program focuses on building an inclusive and innovative industry by increasing representation in front of and behind the camera.

A huge heartfelt thank you! ❤

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The National Screen Institute board and staff are awed by the support you showed during the Great Canadian Giving Campaign in June.

BPOC creators: apply now for the Rogers-BSO Development Fund

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The fund will support creators through the writing process, from outline to script. Application deadline is August 23.

Learn the essentials of documentary filmmaking with DOC Institute’s summer boot camp

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This four-part series takes an in-depth look at documentary filmmaking and includes case studies, special guests and networking opportunities.

Tracey Deer named an ambassador for TIFF’s Share Her Journey campaign

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Share Her Journey is a five-year fundraising campaign aimed at increasing participation, skills and opportunities for women behind and in front of the camera.

Rhayne Vermette, Darcy Waite receive funding through Winnipeg Film Group, Manitoba Film & Music

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Rhayne was awarded $1,800 in WFG services for her feature film, Levers. Darcy was awarded $2,000 in cash for his film, Serve and Protect.

Alumni recognized at 2021 LEO Awards

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Congratulations to all the nominees and winners, including Jessie Anthony, Aubrey Arnason, David Malysheff, Sonja Bennett, Nimisha Mukerji and Kate Green.

Gemma Holdway’s feature, Farmer Seeking Love, begins production in Montreal

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The film follows a TV dating-show producer who travels from New York to a small town in search of a handsome bachelor. When she arrives she find herself growing attached to the contestant.

Joy Haskell, Gloria Kim selected for CFC/Netflix Project Development Accelerator

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This three-month program is tailored to the specific creative and business needs of the selected participants and their feature projects.