Author Archives: Liz Hover

About Liz Hover

Communications Director

The National Screen Institute warmly welcomes the CBC New Indigenous Voices class of 2021 as training begins

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Hello to Desiree Brightnose, Anonda Canadien, Aiyana Hart, Jordan Kelly, Brittany Monkman, Logan Nadeau, Ariyah Pierre, Holly Smith and John Wapioke.

Virtual fireside chat: CEO Joy Loewen and co-founder Jan Miller discuss the National Screen Institute then and now

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Hear about the origins of the organization, what’s happening there today and the announcement of two new training programs coming later this year.

Paying it forward: industry experts mentor NSI Business for Producers participants

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We’re proud to announce these mentors who are currently dedicating their time and expertise to the program. They represent some of the best in the film and television industries from across the country.

NSI launches Art of Business Management – Indigenous Edition, invites applications from Indigenous screen content creatives committed to a career in producing

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A four-month, part-time online training and mentorship program. Apply with a feature film or web series which has at least one source of confirmed funding. Deadline: February 12.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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