Author Archives: Rachel Young

About Rachel Young

Alumni Outreach Coordinator

BIPOC TV & FILM hosts Meanwhile In Canadian TV town hall featuring panelist Ryan Cooper

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Have your story heard on May 5 by joining the panel’s conversation about the harmful exclusionary policies in hiring and story representation in Canadian TV.

Inuit art doc Carved in Stone: Sanannguaqtit ᓴᓇᓐᖑᐊᖅᑎᑦ broadcast nationally on CBC May 1

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From Angela Heck and Ivan Hughes, this documentary follows Inuit artists who have dedicated their lives to sharing their stories through culture and art.

Alumni projects selected to receive funding through IPF and CMF’s Development Packaging Program

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Funding for projects from Lauren Corber, JJ Neepin, Steph Ouaknine, Sarah Goodman and Matt Sadowski.

Tracey Deer, Affolter Brothers acknowledged at 2021 WGC Screenwriting Awards

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Received awards for best feature film and best short/web series. The virtual award ceremony streamed on April 26.

Alumni projects stream online at DOXA Documentary Film Festival

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11 alumni films will stream at the festival with many alumni nominated for awards such as best Canadian director and best short documentary. Takes place from May 6 to 16.

TELUS STORYHIVE film Walking With Plants gets world premiere at Hot Docs

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Leigh Joseph, a Sḵwxw̱ú7mesh Nation ethnobotanist, moves back to her traditional territory of Squamish and contemplates her relationship with plants and their role as teachers. The film will premiere on April 29.

Alumni shortlisted for Whistler Film Festival Talent Programs

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Andrea Feltrin, Carla Robinson, Alexandra Caulfield and Lauren MacKinlay are among those shortlisted for the screenwriters lab and producers lab.

Celebrate National Canadian Film Day on April 21 with free Canadian films streaming all day

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Films are screening both in-person and virtually for one day only – with many free options. And there are oodles of alumni projects featured. You’ll be spoiled for choice!

Vancouver Asian Film Festival hosts free industry panels in celebration of Asian Heritage Month

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The panels will provide insight and insider perspectives for aspiring and current filmmakers from underrepresented communities, and those in the industry who aim to work with diverse representation both in front of and behind the camera.

National Screen Institute CEO Joy Loewen moderates Meet The Funder with TELUS, April 21

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A behind-the-scenes discussion about TELUS Originals and STORYHIVE with tips on how to pitch during the COVID-19 pandemic. Registration is free.

Applications now open for RBC $10,000 Emerging Filmmakers Pitch Competition

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Winner receives $10K from RBC, a $5K William F. White equipment rental grant certificate, mentorship from the National Screen Institute and a premiere at Gimli Film Festival. Apply by June 4.

BIPOC creators: submit your podcast ideas to Hot Docs Podcast Development Lab

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Selected participants will work with mentors to develop their projects and receive $1,000 of funding support. Apply by May 13.