Over 30 Canadian Screen Award nominations for NSI alumni

Link to Canadian Screen Award nominations

Congrats to the NSI grads with 2019 Canadian Screen Award nominations.

The Canadian Screen Awards will be held on March 31, with Canadian Screen Week running March 25 to 31.


  • What Walaa Wants (pictured) from director Christy Garland (NSI Drama Prize) – 2019 Ted Rogers best feature length documentary award
  • Biidaaban: The Dawn Comes from writer/director/producer Amanda Strong (NSI IndigiDocs) – best animated short
  • Christy Garland for What Walaa Wants – best cinematography in a feature-length documentary


  • Bad Blood from producer Mark Montefiore – best drama series
  • 1491: The Untold Story of the Americas before Columbus from producer Vanessa Loewen (NSI Global Marketing) – best history documentary program or series
  • Corner Gas Animated from producer Virginia Thompson (NSI Features First) – best animated program or series
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs from producer Kirsten Newlands (NSI Totally Television) – best animated program or series
  • Finding Stuff Out from producer Mindy Laxer (NSI Global Marketing) – best children’s or youth non-fiction program or series
  • The Next Step from producer Karen McClellan (NSI Totally Television) – best children’s or youth non-fiction program or series
  • Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas from producer Jason Charters (NSI Drama Prize, NSI Global Marketing) – best biography or arts documentary program or series
  • APTN Investigates from producer Chris Read (NSI IndigiDocs) – best news or information series
  • Still Standing from producer Jeff Peeler (NSI Global Marketing) – best factual series
  • Norma Bailey (NSI Totally Television) for Mary Kills People episode Ride or Die – best direction, drama series
  • Jordan Canning (NSI Drama Prize) and Jeremy Lalonde (NSI Totally Television) for Baroness von Sketch Show episode Is That You, Karen? – best direction, variety or sketch comedy
  • Tracey Deer (NSI Storytellers, Featuring Aboriginal Stories Program) for Mohawk Girls episode White But A’right – best direction, comedy
  • Mary Pedersen (NSI Totally Television) for Murdoch Mysteries episode The Accident – best writing, drama series
  • Cynthia Knight (NSI Drama Prize) for Mohawk Girls episode White but A’right – best writing, comedy
  • Jason Charters for Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas – best writing, documentary
  • Mike Fly (NSI Drama Prize) and Jeremy Lalonde for Baroness von Sketch Show episode Is That You, Karen? – best picture editing, comedy
  • Dale Sheldrake (NSI Totally Television) for Vikings episode Moments of Vision – best sound, fiction
  • First Contact from producer Vanessa Loewen – best factual series
  • Karen McClellan for The Next Step episode Twinkle Toes – best writing, children’s or youth

Digital media

  • NarcoLeap from producer Kate Green (NSI Totally Television, NSI Lifestyle & Reality Series Producer) – best web program or series, fiction
  • How to Buy a Baby from producer Lauren Corber (NSI Totally Television) – best web program or series, fiction
  • Erica Daniels (CBC New Indigenous Voices) for Run As One – The Journey of the Front Runners  – best direction, web program or series
  • Taken Knowledge Keeper from producers Lisa Meeches (NSI Storytellers) and Kyle Irving (NSI Global Marketing) – best cross-platform project
  • Finding Stuff Out Online from producer Mindy Laxer – best cross-platform project
  • It Was Me from producer Christine Kleckner (NSI Drama Prize) – best original interactive production

Makeup artist Tammy-Lou Pate also scored a nomination for her work on NSI Features First-developed Venus from Joe Balass and Eisha Marjara.

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