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

Queen of the Morning Calm by Gloria Ui Young Kim

Congrats to Kat Baulu, Theola Ross, Alex Bailey, Gloria Ui Young Kim, Rachel Cairns and Anneli Ekborn on the recent success of their work.

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival

Ariel Nasr’s The Forbidden Reel, produced by Kat Baulu (NSI Drama Prize), was one of five feature films that shared the $50K Hot Docs Rogers Audience Award.

The film finished #4 on the list of top 20 audience favourites at the virtual festival and was the Artscapes program’s top film.

êmîcêtôcêt: Many Bloodlines, developed through NSI IndigiDocs by director Theola Ross and producer Alex Bailey, was #4 in the top five shorts. The film also won the Betty Youson Award for Best Canadian Short Documentary.

Michèle Stephenson’s Stateless, by producer Jennifer Holness (NSI Drama Prize, Telefilm Canada Spark Plug Program, NSI Global Marketing) and executive producer Sudz Sutherland (NSI Totally Television), won the Special Jury Prize – Canadian Feature Documentary.

The Hot Docs Festival Online ran from May 28 to June 6, but over 120 films are available to stream until June 24.

Canadian Film Festival

Queen of the Morning Calm, (pictured above) by director Gloria Ui Young Kim (NSI Diverse TV Director), won the William F. White Reel Canadian Indie Award and Gloria received the DGC Ontario Best Director award for her work on the film. Best breakout performance went to star Eponine Lee.

Dana Abramovici’s Liminal, executive produced by Anneli Ekborn (NSI Features First), won best short and Isa Benn’s Shoegazer, produced by Rachel Cairns (NSI Totally Television), won best new voice.

The Canadian Film Festival ran virtually on Super Channel Fuse from May 21 to June 6.

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