Alumni awards roundup, fall 2021

Danis Goulet, Dr. Shirley Cheechoo

Danis Goulet won the DGC Discovery Award and Dr. Shirley Cheechoo won the August Schellenberg Award of Excellence at imagineNATIVE

Congratulations to the many alumni who have received awards at recent ceremonies and festivals.

Calgary International Film Festival

Audience Choice Award, Alberta Short or Mid-Length

Audience Choice Award, Canadian Documentary

> Complete list of nominees.

Charlottetown Film Festival

FilmPEI Award for Best PEI Director

  • A Small Fortune – developed through the NSI Features First program by writer and director Adam Perry and producer Jason Arsenault

> Complete list of nominees.

DGC awards

DGC Discovery Award

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Family Series

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-Series

  • I Was Lorena Bobbitt – Danishka Esterhazy (NSI Drama Prize, NSI Features First)

> Complete list of nominees.

Edmonton International Film Festival

Jury Award for Best Canadian Feature (Dramatic)

  • Portraits From a Fire – produced by Rylan Friday, cinematography by Kaayla Whachell (both TELUS STORYHIVE)

Best Documentary Short (Alberta)

> Complete list of nominees.

FIN Atlantic International Film Festival

Best Atlantic Short Documentary

  • Nalujuk Night – produced by Kat Baulu (NSI Drama Prize)

The Gordon Parsons Award for Best Atlantic Feature

  • Wildhood – produced by Gharrett Patrick Paon (NSI Features First)

> Complete list of nominees.

imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival

Experimental Audio Award

  • The Battle Within – directed by Janet Rogers (NSI IndigiDocs)

Documentary Short Award

  • Mary Two-Axe Earley: I Am Indian Again – written and directed by Courtney Montour (NSI IndigiDocs), produced by Kat Baulu

Live Action Short Award

  • Angakusajaujuq – The Shaman’s Apprentice – produced by Nadia Mike (NSI Art of Business Management – Indigenous Edition)

August Schellenberg Award of Excellence

Moon Jury Award

> Complete list of nominees.

Reel Pride Film Festival

Audience Choice Short Film & Manitoba’s Best Short Film

> Complete list of nominees.

PEI Film Industry Day

Pitch For Your Life competition

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