Author Archives: NSI staff

[Deadline extended] Apply for NSI IndigiDocs: a customized online training program for Indigenous creators to develop a short documentary

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[Deadline extended] Apply for this part-time program by January 15, 2021 at noon, Central Time.

Getting to know the NSI Business for Producers students of 2020 (part 1)

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Richard Agecoutay, Jason Arsenault, Ian Bawa, Flore de Bayser, Hedyeh Bozorgzadeh, Ervin Chartrand, A.J. Demers and Priyanka Desai reveal their hopes for the program and the creative projects they’re developing.

RBC Emerging Artists Project continues investment in NSI IndigiDocs and NSI New Northern Voices training programs

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Additionally, RBC’s 2020 Indigenous Partnership Report A Chosen Journey highlighted both programs, staff and mentors. They also published a feature about NSI IndigiDocs film As the Smoke Rises by Jennifer Ille and Sharon Heigl in recognition of Orange Shirt Day on September 30.

Getting to know the NSI Business for Producers students of 2020 (part 3)

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Alex Sangha, Kulbinder Saran Caldwell, Fonna Seidu, Bram Timmer, Jen Viens and Seth Williams reveal their hopes for the program and the creative projects they’re developing.

Getting to know the NSI Business for Producers students of 2020 (part 2)

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Alex Duong, Andrea Feltrin, Kate Fenton, Carmen Forsberg, Stuart Matheson, Jacob Pratt and Carla Robinson reveal their hopes for the program and the creative projects they’re developing.

National Screen Institute names 21 participants selected for NSI Business for Producers

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A new training program from NSI designed to increase the network of producing talent across Canada delivered in partnership with Canada Media Fund (CMF). Training begins Monday, October 26.

Rob Hardy scores a deal on Dragons’ Den

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Along with partner Erin Mussolum, Rob successfully pitched their company Happy Camper Club which offers on-demand direct delivery of groceries, camping equipment and more straight to your campsite.

NSI alumni win Rosie awards

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Winners include Mitch Lee whose STORYHIVE project The Walk On – The David Kapinga Story (pictured) won Best Documentary under 30 minutes.

Job opportunity: Supervising Producer, TELUS Originals – parental leave (up to 18 months)

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TELUS Originals are high-quality documentaries reflecting the kaleidoscopic Canadian experience. The successful candidate will have a key role with a leading team that is passionate about the stories they tell.

NSI’s Ursula Lawson promoted, now taking management lead on NSI Business for Producers and NSI New Northern Voices

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Ursula now leads a slate of other training initiatives including the NSI/FTM Manitoba Content Creators Development Accelerator and the mentorship, development and delivery of projects for TELUS STORYHIVE.

Canadian Film Centre launches CFC BLOCKO! – short doc series and call to action piece from acclaimed creator Charles Officer

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Featuring personal conversations with six Black CFC alumni and CFC founder Norman Jewison, who span generations but share a common language – speaking truth to power.

28 alumni represented in 15 films and 9 panels at imagineNATIVE

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Including an activism in documentary masterclass with Tasha Hubbard (supported by NSI), two NSI IndigiDocs films and Ego of a Nation by Janet Rogers (pictured).