Author Archives: NSI staff

Documentary Organization of Canada launches online COVID-19 production guide

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Created with input from professional documentary makers, the guide aims to help filmmakers navigate new ways of working safely in the context of COVID-19.

Apply for the STORYHIVE local heroes documentary edition

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Seeking pitches from Alberta and British Columbia creators that spotlight extraordinary individuals making a positive difference. Apply by Wednesday, October 7, 2020.

Big wins at TIFF 2020 for Michelle Latimer, Tracey Deer

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Inconvenient Indian (pictured) from director Michelle won the People’s Choice Documentary Award and the Amplify Voices Award for Best Canadian Feature Film. Tracey received the TIFF Emerging Talent Award and her feature Beans was the Peoples Choice Award second runner up.

Listen to knowledge keepers, community leaders, artists and influencers on new podcast series Indigenous150+

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Passionate young change makers from across Canada celebrate Indigenous voices and culture as they share the stories of First Peoples and the land.

Webinar on Telefilm Development Stream for Racialized Persons, September 23

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Get an overview of the development stream, a walk-through of the application process and answers to your questions before submissions open on October 5.

Jennifer Podemski launches Shine Network, a media platform designed to empower and celebrate Indigenous women in film and television

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A free, subscriber based platform offering access to a digital cinema space and professional development incubator.

African Movie Festival in Manitoba kicks off with free symposium on racism in cinema, September 26

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The symposium takes its cue from current conversations on racism and will extend the discussion on racism in cinema to the broader critical discourse of anti-Black racism in Canada and beyond.

Get to know the CBC New Indigenous Voices class of 2020

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After the first week of online training, this year’s students share their hopes and dreams about working in the industry.

We’re hiring!

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NSI is seeking a senior manager, programs and development. This is a full-time position based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Apply by September 30, 5 p.m., Central Time.

Alumni funding + development support, series renewals and premieres roundup, fall 2020

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NSI Totally Television series in development, projects selected for CFC/Netflix Project Development Accelerator, grads hired as crew on latest Gary Yates movie, premiere of Shane Belcourt’s Amplify series on APTN + more.

NSI IndigiDocs film heads to France

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As The Smoke Rises by Sharon Heigl and Jennifer Ille was selected to the first Cannes International Independent Film Festival.

Alumni film fest roundup, fall 2020

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A roundup of alumni films and industry events at some of the big Canadian festivals coming up including TIFF, FIN and VIFF.