Author Archives: Communications

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).

Alumni at St. John’s Women’s International Film Festival 2020

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The lineup includes NSI IndigiDocs film êmîcêtôsêt: Many Bloodlines by Theola Ross and Alex Bailey plus work from Jaime Leigh Gianopoulos, Jordan Canning, Gloria Ui Young Kim and Elise Cousineau (pictured: Happy Place).

Alumni news in brief: September 2020

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Funding, acquisitions, current productions, awards, festival screenings – including Trish Dolman’s French Exit (pictured) – and more.

Alumni presence at Reelword Film Festival

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Jeremy Torrie, Nimisha Mukerji, Sudz Sutherland, Anand Ramayya, Karen Lam, Jarret Twoyoungmen and more are highlighted.

Directors Guild of Canada alumni nominations

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Includes Nimisha Mukerji, Dusty Mancinelli, Tracey Deer and Trevor Anderson + more.

Canada’s broadcasters and industry leaders stand together to take meaningful action against systemic racism with launch of HireBIPOC.ca

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With over 500 members already registered, the online roster is a collaboration between 20+ Canadian media organizations including NSI. #HireBIPOC #RepresentationMatters