Author Archives: Communications

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

Pitch a short film idea about mental health issues specific to Black and immigration experiences, chance to win $5K production grant

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10 filmmakers will be selected to create an original short film which will screen at an online event in June 2021.

Sign up for free panel discussion on CBC’s Trickster hosted by BIPOC Film & TV, with Michelle Latimer, Jennifer Kawaja

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Moderated by Jennifer Podemski this Sunday (October 4) ahead of the show’s premiere on October 7.

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.