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Liz Hover

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Manitoba storytellers pitch their projects to an industry panel following expert coaching from international trainer Jan Miller


The panel included Louise O’Brien-Moran from Manitoba Film and Music, Melanie Nepinak Hadley from CBC, producer Avi Federgreen, Phyllis Laing from Buffalo Gal Pictures and Tangent Animation, and Monica Lowe from Winnipeg Film Group.

Eight Manitoba filmmakers set to develop their projects with international expert Jan Miller through new online workshop series


Introducing the participants: Erica Daniels, Sage Daniels, Joshua Hood, Reed Makayev, Katie Man, Jesse Peterson, Christine Reid and Vincent Tang.

Need a distraction? NSI staff recommend some of their film favourites from our archives


The NSI team serves up a couple of short film recommendations to help spread a little joy during isolation.

Enjoy a little NSI film love


Looking for free stuff to watch online? We’ve got a festival archive and more. Plus a couple of short film recommendations from NSI staff.

2020 edition of NSI Totally Television training program begins, marking 17-year partnership with presenting sponsor Bell Media


Bell Media’s commitment to the program helps Mark Ratzlaff, Nimisha Mukerji, Eva Thomas, Darren Anthony, Rachel Cairns, Brandon Laraby, Eva Colmers and Gordie Lucius develop their projects with the top showrunners and story editors in the country.

STORYHIVE short United Guys Network racks up 50th festival screening


From creators Tabatha Golat and Montgomery Burt. The film plays at the Women’s Comedy Film Festival in Atlanta marking the film’s first screening at a women’s festival and its 50th festival screening.

New partnership between National Screen Institute and Film Training Manitoba to bring increased educational resources to Indigenous creators and Manitoba’s northern communities


The partnership involves a combination of joint educational programming including distance learning, in-class training, career consulting and outreach.

NSI alumni nominated for 2020 Canadian Screen Awards


Over 25 alumni are up for a coveted screen award. The awards gala airs live on CBC and CBC Gem on Sunday, March 29.

Apply for the RBC Yorkton Film Festival Mentorship Program


The program connects emerging filmmakers with mentors to help guide their careers into the national film and television arena.

Apply for CBC New Indigenous Voices training and develop your career in film, TV and digital media


Applications for this full-time, 14-week program are being accepted until March 20. Students are paid minimum wage throughout training.

Attend free screening event in memory of Trudy Stewart, March 12, Regina


Remembering the Past Looking to the Future will showcase work from Saskatchewan women filmmakers including Trudy.

NSI IndigiDocs 2020 students begin their training journey


Students are developing their documentary ideas with training sessions and mentorship from Canada’s most respected documentarians including director advisor Shane Belcourt, and producer advisor and program alumna Michelle St. John.