Eva Colmers, Gordie Lucius, Eva Thomas and Darren Anthony advance to NSI Totally Television phase two

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During phase two, teams will continue to polish their TV projects and receive customized guidance and mentorship as they prepare to attend Content London in December.

Apply to create a short film for Polaris album nominees

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Due to COVID-19, and in place of a live gala, Polaris will celebrate nominees with a special cinematic tribute for broadcast in October. Deadline to apply is July 10.

Alumni news in brief, July 2020: Part 3 – projects on the small screen

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Including All Rise (pictured), from creator and writer/executive producer Greg Spottiswood, which returns to CTV this season.

Alumni news in brief, July 2020: Part 2 – industry initiative selections

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NSI grads selected for a number of initiatives including Sundance Institute Native Filmmaker’s Lab, Indigenous Screen Office Netflix Apprenticeship and Cultural Mentorship Program and BANFF Spark Accelerator for Women in the Business of Media.

Alumni news in brief, July 2020: Part 1 – awards

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NSI grads picked up Golden Sheaf, Rockie and Platinum Remi Awards.

Emergency response fund for First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals working in the arts

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Applications are being accepted until 15 September 2020 or when the funding envelope has been allocated.

NSI IndigiDocs film As the Smoke Rises hits the festival circuit

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Screenings include South Film and Arts Academy Festival, Screen Power Film Festival and DOXA Documentary Film Festival.

Browse Canadian film collections on your favourite online platforms from one easy location

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Telefilm has launched a new initiative promoting Canadian film collections available online.

Watch TV shows + features from NSI alumni on Crave

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Comedy, drama, mystery, thriller, TV, film – NSI alumni have it all on Crave including Falls Around Her (pictured) by Darlene Naponse.

Celebrate Pride Month with these short films from NSI alumni + intro from Ryan Cooper

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In celebration of Pride Month throughout June, the NSI team is proud to showcase four short films from our alumni.

Perspectives on National Indigenous Peoples Day from NSI’s Kaya Wheeler and Sarah Yellowquill

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NSI staff members Kaya and Sarah reflect on the importance of this annual celebration.

NSI alum projects score awards at Hot Docs and Canadian Film Fest

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Including Queen of the Morning Calm (pictured) by director Gloria Ui Young Kim which won the William F. White Reel Canadian Indie Award. Gloria received the DGC Ontario Best Director award for her work on the film.

CBC offers free virtual info sessions on the business of production, starting June 10

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The free sessions will happen every day at 2 p.m. EST over a three-week period. Topics include pitching, negotiation, tax credits, content clearance and producing in the time of COVID.

New Hot Docs-Slaight Family Fund for music docs now open

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Support for three to five documentary projects, both shorts and features, with amounts ranging from $15K to $60K CAD. Recipients also get creative and professional development support.