It was with heavy hearts that we learned of the passing of our friend, producer and National Screen Institute graduate, Anneli Ekborn.
Anneli passed away on July 15, 2021 in Toronto, Ontario. Read her obituary.
Anneli was an award-winning producer, having worked on over 35 shorts and three feature films. She shared her knowledge of the industry with the NSI community through her blog series Producers Corner, where she gave advice and resources to up-and-coming producers. Her personality and love for her craft leaped off the page.
Anneli participated in the 2005 NSI Features First program, alongside film partner Kirsten Carthew, with their film The Sun At Midnight.
Kirsten remembers Anneli as a generous and supportive filmmaker.
“As a filmmaker, teacher and mentor, Anneli was foremost a champion of films and filmmakers. In the most altruistic of ways, she made time for all those who wanted it; championing their dreams as she would her own.”
The Canadian Film Centre (CFC) launched the Anneli Ekborn Bursary in celebration of Anneli’s life, career and creative vision. It will provide support to a female filmmaker with a love of cinema and a commitment to independent stories and creators.
Anneli was a bright light who will be deeply missed by us and many others whose lives she touched.
Donate to the Anneli Ekborn Bursary.
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