Whistler Film Festival (WFF) announced NSI alumni as finalists in their signature talent programs. Alumni are represented in all five of the talent categories, with some alumni acting as facilitators and mentors to the participants.
- Dawn Nagazina (TELUS STORYHIVE) with The Superlative
- Jordan Waunch (TELUS STORYHIVE) with From the Shadows
- Shaelyn Johnston (TELUS STORYHIVE) with Memegwesi
- Odessa Shuquaya (NSI IndigiDocs) with Skin of a Drum
Doc Lab – facilitated by award-winning documentary producer Julia Ivanova (TELUS STORYHIVE)
- Ashley Hirt (CBC New Indigenous Voices) with Fip Warriors
- Michelle Ouellet (NSI Totally Television) with Four Years Later
- Todd McCauley (NSI Features First) with The Medicine Line
William F. White International Inc.’s Producers Lab – facilitated by Jason James (NSI Totally Television)
- Alex Duong (NSI Business for Producers) with Breaking Bread
- Todd McCauley with The Medicine Line
- Hedyeh Bozorgzadeh (NSI Business for Producers) with Brother, Man (winner of WFF19’s Power Pitch Competition)
- Gemma Holdway (NSI Totally Television, NSI Features First) with Reminiscent (film developed through NSI Features First)
Selected projects are considered for showing at WFF and Content Summit, where creators are given the opportunity to further their current projects. Program participants receive year-round support and access to the festival and alumni community. WFF will host their virtual festival from December 1 to 20.
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