Author Archives: Rachel Young

About Rachel Young

Alumni Outreach Coordinator

In-depth research report examines exclusionary practices within industry events and how to improve

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A report from 1844 Studios analyzes data collected from BIPOC women and non-binary individuals and provides guidance on how to increase inclusivity and diversity.

Submissions now open for Reelworld Film Festival

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Submit your film before February 25 to waive all submission fees. The festival will take place in October.

TELUS STORYHIVE projects garner international success

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Local Heroes documentary OMA wins big at the 2022 Top Indie Film Awards in Tokyo, and digital short The United Guys Network streams internationally.

Apply now: Reelworld Black Entrepreneurs Program

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Training initiative for Black casting directors, agents, managers and producers in Canada. Application deadline is February 24.

Focal Point: Julie Hackett joins the National Screen Institute team

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Julie will manage the Black Creators Edition and Game Changers Documentary Edition of TELUS STORYHIVE.

Beans, Night Raiders nominated for Rogers Best Canadian Film

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Congratulations to the teams behind both films. The award will be handed out at the Toronto Film Critics Association gala in March.

Alumni nominated at CMPA’s Indiescreen Awards

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Includes Jason Brennan, Anand Ramayya, Rylan Friday and Rhayne Vermette. Winners will be announced at the Prime Time conference in February.

Acclaimed NSI IndigiDocs films premiere on APTN

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NSI IndigiDocs films from 2019 and 2020 will air on APTN on January 16 and 23, respectively. Check your local listings for times.

New program coming soon: NSI Business for Producers – Atlantic Women’s Edition

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Training and mentorship program for female producers in Atlantic provinces. Applications set to open the week of January 31.

WarnerMedia Access Canada hosts virtual panel series

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A Futurespective: Opportunities for You in 2022 is a three-day panel event featuring creative and technical talent. Runs online from January 18 to 20.

The National Screen Institute appoints Liz Hover to director of operations

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Working alongside the senior management team, Liz will ensure efficient and effective workflow within the organization. Liz began her new role on January 10.

Applications now open for AccessCBC: A CBC Initiative for Creators with a Disability

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Training, mentorship and select financial support to Deaf and disabled creators to develop scripted and documentary content. Apply by January 26.