Author Archives: Communications

Final thoughts from the NSI Business for Producers class of 2021

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Since the program officially concluded earlier this year, participants have been wrapping up their mentorships. As they each returned to their regular routine, we asked for some final thoughts.

Get to know the CBC New Indigenous Voices class of 2021: in their own words

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Students are several weeks into training so we asked them to tell you a bit about themselves. This is what they had to say.

NSI IndigiDocs films now on CBC Gem

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Stream When the Children Left (pictured) by Ryan Cooper and Charlene Moore plus As the Smoke Rises, êmîcêtôsêt: Many Bloodlines, Ahkâmêyimo nitânis (Keep Going My Daughter) and Lost Moccasin.

Alumni win Canadian Screen Awards

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Alumni winners include Tracey Deer, Joseph Kay, Virginia Rankin, Robert de Lint, Virginia Thompson and Mike Fly.

Asian Heritage Month: Karen Lam on how 2020 was the year she became an Asian filmmaker

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In honour and celebration of Asian Heritage Month we invited filmmaker and alumna Karen Lam to share her perspective on the changes and challenges of the past year.

National Screen Institute 2021 alumni survey coming to your inbox in early June

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The alumni survey helps us better understand our community and the impact training has had, and plan for future initiatives.

Calling BC and Alberta creators: apply now to the $5K STORYHIVE Open Call

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Make a 60+ minute creative project of your dreams. No wrong answers. Nothing is off-limits. Apply before June 3.

Online learning opportunity: Find out how to build an audience for your work by enrolling in Annelise Larson’s digital media for marketing course

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A TON of expert advice is packed into this eight-part course. Sessions are $25 each or $150 for all eight. NSI’s Liz Hover recently caught up with Annelise to chat about the course; watch the video to find learn more.

Three northern Manitobans learn the essential elements of short-fiction writing with award-winning writer Jordan Wheeler as NSI New Northern Voices online training begins

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NSI warmly welcomes Rochelle Dyrkacz from The Pas, Steven Bignell from Opaskwayak Cree Nation and Ryan Goossen from Gillam.

Watch: In the trenches with BIPOC storytellers panel discussion, moderated by Jesse Wente

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An exclusive discussion from NSI Business for Producers training, moderated by Jesse Wente with guest panelists Jennifer Podemski, Nathalie Younglai and Jennifer Holness.

Part 3: NSI Business for Producers students tell us how it’s going

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Alex Sangha, Kulbinder Saran Caldwell, Fonna Seidu, Bram Timmer, Jen Viens and Seth Williams give us an update on the program so far.

Part 2: NSI Business for Producers students tell us how it’s going

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Alex Duong, Andrea Feltrin, Kate Fenton, Carmen Forsberg, Stuart Matheson and Carla Robinson give us an update on the program so far.