Author Archives: Laura Friesen

About Laura Friesen

Communications & Alumni Manager

Farpoint Films announce the start of production on new series Ice Vikings

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Ice Vikings takes viewers inside a world never before seen on television: Lake Winnipeg’s commercial ice fishing industry.

Art War

Director: Peter Rowe ·

An interactive film in which the audience participates as part of a blind jury for an art academy whose decision could save the lives of 80 million people.

Awake

Director: Léa Rondot ·

A woman has another sleepless night. It sometimes feels like the night will never end.

Tommy’s World

Director: Sam Harding ·

Tommy Rodgers, an eccentric man with a penchant for conspiracies, shares his personal experiences with loss, addiction and love.

NSI’s Shelly Quade at Silver Wave Film Festival, November 8

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Shelly will talk about NSI’s programs and the process from application to acceptance, right through to getting a project made.

NSI grads take home awards at imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival

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Tasha Hubbard’s nîpawistamâsowin won the Sun Jury and Audience Choice Awards and Mary Galloway and Jessie Anthony were the APTN/imagineNATIVE web series pitch winners.

NSI grads win 2019 Directors Guild of Canada Awards

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Directing work from Tasha Hubbard, Jeremy Lalonde, Jordan Canning and Norma Bailey was recognized.

Danis Goulet’s Night Raiders begins production, attaches Taika Waititi

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The story of a dystopian world where a Cree woman joins a group of vigilantes to free her daughter from the state in a military-run North America.

Production on NSI Features First-developed A Small Fortune underway in Prince Edward Island

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Writer Adam Perry and producer Jason Arsenault recently spoke to CBC about film production in P.E.I.

Indigenous films from NSI grads at free Winnipeg First Fridays event, November 1

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Includes CBC New Indigenous Voices short film Aadizookaan (pictured) from Kale Swampy, Andre Nault and Celeste Sutherland.

Counting on a New Crop

Director: Brina Romanek ·

Best friends, 66-year-old farmer Jim and 23-year-old electrician Jon, struggle to keep Edencrest Farm alive.

Carrots

Director: Molly Shears ·

Zoe searches for her mother after she abandons the family to become an internet health guru.