Two NSI nominated projects selected for Telefilm’s micro-budget program

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Fire Song, by Adam Garnet Jones (NSI Storytellers, Featuring Aboriginal Stories Program) and Laura Milliken (Featuring Aboriginal Stories Program), and Shadow in the Woods by Jeremy Lutter (NSI Drama Prizeand Ben Rollo (Movie Central Script to Screen) are among 15 finalists chosen for the second edition of the Telefilm Canada Micro-Budget Production Program. Both projects were nominated by NSI, a partner of the program.

The Devout by Daniel Hogg (NSI Drama Prize) and The Road of Iniquity by Mark Ennis (Featuring Aboriginal Stories Program) were also chosen.

Telefilm will contribute up to $1.5 million to the feature film projects.

To be eligible for nomination, the producer of the project had to be a student or recent grad from one of the partner organisations.

The program supports new filmmakers seeking to produce their first feature-length film with an emphasis on the use of digital platforms for distribution and marketing.

The new Aboriginal component of the program was launched in October 2013 following studies on the involvement of Aboriginal filmmakers in the Canadian audiovisual industry. In total, six Aboriginal educational institutions now act as program partners to help increase support and visibility for Aboriginal creators (again, NSI is one of those partners).

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