NSI at the Atlantic Film Festival 2010

A slew of films by NSI grads are playing the Atlantic Film Festival (AFF), September 16 to 25 in Halifax. NSI’s Chris Vajcner talks to Josh MacDonald who penned two features in the fest.

Short films

  • SEX! With Hot Robots by Jay Dahl (NSI Drama Prize, NSI Totally Television)
    Tue, Sep 21 – 7 p.m. Oxford Theatre
  • This Tear is a Word by Walter Forsyth (NSI Totally Television)
    Tue, Sep 21 – 7 p.m Oxford Theatre
  • What Remains by Eva Madden-Hagen (NSI Drama Prize)
    Mon, Sep 20 – 7 p.m. Park Lane – 8
  • Not Over Easy by Jordan Canning (NSI Drama Prize)
    Mon, Sep 20 – 7 p.m. Park Lane – 8
  • A Fable About Beauty by John Barnard, Kyle Bornais and Chris Charney (NSI Features First)
    Sun, Sep 19 – 7:05 p.m. Park Lane – 7
  • The Exit by E. Jane Thompson (NSI Features First, and NSI Drama Prize program advisor)
    Sun, Sep 19 – 9:25 p.m. Park Lane – 7
  • Savage by writer/director Lisa Jackson (Featuring Aboriginal Stories Program)
    Thu, Sep 23, 9:25 p.m. – Park Lane – 7

Feature films

  • The Corridor by director Evan Kelly (NSI Drama Prize), writer Josh MacDonald (NSI Totally Television) and production manager Shauna Hatt (NSI Drama Prize)
    Weds, Sept. 22 – 7 p.m. Park Lane – 8
  • Winter Wave Riders by Eva Madden-Hagen (NSI Drama Prize), produced by Greg Hemmings (NSI Global Marketing)
    Sat, Sep 18 – 2 p.m. Park Lane – 8
  • The First Movie by producer Trish Dolman (NSI Features First)
    Thu, Sep 23 – 10 a.m. Oxford Theatre
  • Fubar II by writer/director/producer Michael Dowse (NSI Drama Prize)
    Weds, Sep 22 – 11:59 p.m. Oxford Theatre
  • Repeaters by lead producer Jason James (NSI Totally Television)
    Fri, Sep 17 – 9:25 p.m. Park Lane – 7
  • Daydream Nation by producer Trish Dolman
    Tue, Sep 21, 9:30 p.m. Park Lane – 4

NSI presence at AFF events

  • E. Jane Thompson, program adviser and NSI alumna, will host an NSI Drama Prize program information session on Sunday, September 19 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Atlantic Film Festival HQ – Victor’s Restaurant. All emerging writers, directors and producers interested in training and making a short film welcome!
  • Eva Madden (NSI Drama Prize) and Yassine Ouhilal will discuss their experiences creating surf films in frigid climates during a panel at the Canadian Surf Film Festival (CSFF) launch party on Saturday, September 18 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (right after the 2 p.m. screening of Eva’s documentary Winter Wave Riders) at Atlantic Film Festival HQ – Victor’s Restaurant.

Listen to NSI alumni and supporters

Get to know some of the NSI family attending AFF by listening to one of our exclusive interviews recorded over the past 14 months.

Josh MacDonald (NSI Totally Television)
Josh talks about the two features he wrote in the 2010 Atlantic Film Festival. Interview with NSI alumni Josh MacDonald

Michael Dowse (NSI Drama Prize)
Michael Dowse answers questions about his projects, including Fubar II.

Trish Dolman (NSI Features First)
Trish talks about how digital media is changing the face of producing. Interview with Trish Dolman

Trevor Anderson (NSI Drama Prize)
Trevor talks about his 2009 film The IslandInterview with Trevor Anderson

Jan Miller
NSI founding member and leader of AFF’s Strategic Partners Jan Miller shares her thoughts about NSI and her world adventures as a renowned pitching expert. Interview with Jan Miller

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