Author Archives: Rachel Young

About Rachel Young

Alumni Outreach Coordinator

Alumni honoured with TIFF Tribute and Festival Awards

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Congratulations to Danis Goulet, Rhayne Vermette and Nadia Mike who took home awards this past weekend at TIFF.

Alumni selected for this year’s Reelworld Emerging 20 program

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Congratulations to Benjamin Kicknosway, Bhaveek Makan, Derek Kwan, Ian Bawa, Joy Haskell and Whitney Horne who will begin their E20 project development this month.

Two alumni feature projects selected for Gotham Week Project Market

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Projects from Hedyeh Bozorgzadeh, Christine Falco and Gharrett Patrick Paon will be showcased at this virtual forum, where they will meet with distributors, financers and more.

African Movie Festival in Manitoba announces festival events and lineup

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The festival runs from September 24 to 26 at the Gas Station Arts Centre, featuring over 30 films as well as the Cinema and Black Empowerment Symposium event.

World premiere of NSI Features First film A Small Fortune at FIN Atlantic International Film Festival

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The thriller, written and directed by Adam Perry and produced by Jason Arsenault, will premiere in theatres on September 18 and online starting today.

University/college students: apply now for the Youth Media Alliance Andra Sheffer Scholarship

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Applicants must have an interest in children’s television/digital media. Recipient will attend Kidscreen Summit in Miami, Banff World Media Festival and get $4K for travel expenses.

The National Screen Institute thanks Kaya Wheeler for five great years

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Best wishes to our friend and colleague Kaya Wheeler as she takes on the new role of outreach and program coordinator with the Indigenous Screen Office.

Writer/producer teams: develop your scripted series idea into a fully produced proof-of-concept through the new NSI Series Incubator program

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This new, one-of-a-kind program will guide writer/producer teams as they develop their scripted series idea into a fully produced proof-of-concept film. Apply by October 14.

Emergence: Out of the Shadows makes world premiere and begins festival run this month

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The documentary, developed through NSI Business for Producers, premieres at Cinema Diverse Film Festival on September 19, with more festival dates in Canada soon.

Applications now open for TELUS STORYHIVE 2021 Black Creators Edition

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Successful applicants receive $20K in production grants and mentorship from the National Screen Institute. Apply by October 6!

Calgary International Film Festival announces full lineup featuring over 20 alumni films

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The festival runs from September 23 to October 3, featuring films from Scott Westby, Danis Goulet, Sheona McDonald and Robert Cuffley.

Alumni films in theatres and online for the Cinefest Sudbury International Film Festival

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The festival runs from September 18 to 26 featuring films from Danis Goulet, Arnold Lim, Craig David Wallace, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers and more.